CCVIP’s 11th Annual Conference - April 13, 2018

Welcome to the registration information page for the 11th Annual CCVIP Conference.

This year we are honored to have Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Microsoft Chief Accessibility Officer as our Keynote Speaker.

Following this message, you will find links leading to descriptions of both the morning workshops and the afternoon round table discussion topics. Please read carefully and decide which workshop you would like to attend in the morning and which topic you would like to discuss in the afternoon. The descriptions will not be repeated once you get to the actual registration form.

Following the workshop descriptions, you will see “Conference Registration Instructions" and "Instructions for Screen Reader Users." Once you’ve read those, you will see a link that says “Register Now.” Click or hit “Enter” on that link to enter the registration form. The form is part of a system called Eventbrite. Once you have registered, they will send you a confirming email. They will also send you an email encouraging you to “create an account” with Eventbrite. That is strictly advertising and has nothing to do with registration. Please go to “Conference Workshop Instructions” now to start your registration process.

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Conference Workshop Instructions 

Please read Workshop Descriptions now before registering for the Conference. Only Workshop Titles will appear in the actual registration. As you read through the descriptions, identify and note the workshop you want to attend. Once in the registration process, you cannot go back!!


2018 Workshop Descriptions

Morning workshops from 10:35am – 11:35am (Pick One)


Employment – “Individual Success Stories”

Presenters: TBA

Target Audience:  Job Seekers, Employers, HR Professionals, Placement Counselors

This session will feature a panel comprised of blind or visually impaired employees and their placement specialists speaking about the process by which they developed an effective working partnership, the first 90 days on the job, challenges, working relations, and what made it work.  


Life & Leisure- "Seeing Through Drawing"

Presenters: Deborah Lutz, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Target Audience: General

Participants will make a self-portrait through touch using various non-traditional tactile materials. They will explore contour line making through warm up exercises with vine charcoal, and then create and develop a self-portrait drawing to include light and shadow with high and low relief.


Technology - "OrCam MyEye"

Presenter:  Dr. Bryan Wolynski

Target Audience: General

Dr. Bryan Wolynski will discuss the OrCam MyEye, its features, functionality and describe its different models and how each one works. Participants will then gather into groups with a certified OrCam trainer and have the chance to use both OrCam models. Reading material, products and other everyday materials will be provided but attendees are also encouraged to bring their own. Each participant will gain a better understanding about how OrCam’s technology works and how it can be useful for each individual at the workplace and in daily life giving independence.


Policy & Practice – "Accessible New York”

Presenter: Jonathan Novik, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities; Walei Sabry, Digital Accessibility Coordinator, NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications

Target Audience: General

In this workshop participants will learn about New York City's comprehensive plan to improve the quality of life for New Yorkers with disabilities in the areas of: transportation, employment, housing, health, access (to City services) and education. Some initiatives being taken include upgrading the skills of disability facilitators, kiosks, and accessible websites.


Vendor Exhibit from 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Audience: General
Visit, get demos, purchase and use assistive technology products. Vendors may stay later if participants are not going to a round table discussion.


Placement Counselors Workshop from 1:10pm -2:10pm
Target Audience: Placement Counselors Only


Afternoon Workshops from 2:35pm-3:45pm


Round Table Discussions – “Future Vision, Taking Action”

Moderators: Philip So, Marketing & Research Manager CCVIP, Board of Advisors for CCVIP, and Conference Planning Committee; Matthew Krieger, Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation and Board of Advisors for CCVIP

Target Audience: General

Ordinary people can do extraordinary things. Listen to and share your own ideas with peers and colleagues on how to make a difference in the areas of technology, employment and entrepreneurship, advocacy, leisure and recreation for blind and visually impaired individuals, and together brainstorm projects to carry out in 2018! (Pick One)

  • Employment
  • Technology
  • Life and Leisure
  • Policy and Practice



Click on the Register Now link below to go to our registration page on the Eventbrite website.

(Please note that you do not have to create an account with Eventbrite to register for the CCVIP Conference)


Instructions for screen reader users:

  • Choose the ticket quantity. “0” is selected by default; select 1, if you are attending on your own, or 2, if you are being accompanied by a Personal Care Attendant.
  • Click the “Register Now” link.
  • Complete all starred (*) fields. For an optimal screen reader experience, we recommend using the Up and Down arrow keys to navigate the screen instead of the Tab key.
  • Click the Complete Registration link. If there is any missing information on your registration form, you will be prompted to complete and resubmit.
  • Once all of the information has been submitted, you will see a confirmation message stating that your registration has been saved.
  • If you have an email account, you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite stating that your registration is complete. If you do not have an email account, you will receive a mail confirmation from CCVIP.
  • If you have an email account, you will also receive another email from Eventbrite asking to create an account with them. This is optional and does not affect your registration for the CCVIP Conference.


Sponsored by: Computer Center for Visually Impaired People, Baruch College; New York State Commission for the Blind; Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates P.C.; The Joelson Family Foundation; Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation; National Australia Bank Limited; and Hidden City Café.

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