Online Learning Tools & Information

The Professional Learning Department offers online learning tools and information as a resource to deaf-blind individuals and the people who work with them.

Our online learning tools include:

Advocacy in the Deaf-Blind World (ADBW)

Designed for consumers, family members and providers, this web-based training series will increase awareness and knowledge of how to most effectively self-advocate for equal access to communication, transportation, mobility, print/media and technology application.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

This is a 7-part deaf-blind friendly, accessible video series which summarizes the Americans with Disabilities Act.

View the Americans Disabilities Act video series

Communications Technology for People who are Deaf-Blind 

This video provides an overview of options for accessing communications technology for people who are deaf-blind. This video has been designed to be accessible to as many people as possible. We have created two versions: one has closed captioning and descriptive visual information, and the other includes a sign language interpreter.

Communication Cards for Community Interactions

This webinar was provided by the Helen Keller National Center in partnership with Florida and Virgin Islands Deaf-Blind Collaborative (FAVI).
Learn about communication cards and what they are, how to create effective communication cards, where you might use them and more. 

Click here to learn more about Communication Cards for Community Interactions

Haptics Video Series

Two women signing, the word "laugh" is written on the picture

Haptics Video Series

Series de Videos de hápticas en español

Series de Videos de hápticas en español

Human Guide Techniques

Video & Transcript

Human Guide Techniques

Human Guide Techniques

Working with Individuals Who are Deaf-Blind: A Course for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors and Other Professionals

Go to the Human Guide Techniques Video.

Signs of Technology: An ASL Resource

This resource is a self-directed reference guide of signs used to describe technology. Explore the full series of videos, which are organized by category and alphabetically, and are presented in American Sign Language, voice, text and with text transcripts of how to produce the signs.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SIGNS OF TECHNOLOGY: AN ASL RESOURCE

Support Service Provider (SSP) Information Video Series

This three-part instructional video series focuses on SSPs. Topics covered in this fully accessible video series include:

  • What is SSP?
  • The difference between a Personal SSP and a Professional SSP.
  • Advocating for SSPs.
VIEW THE SSPS VIDEO SERIES

Support Service Providers (SSP’s) are specially trained individuals who enable people who are deaf-blind to access their environments and make informed decisions by providing them with visual and environmental information, human guide services, and communication facilitation. 

FileView the HKNC SSP FACT SHEET.

Series de Videos SSP en Español

Esta series de videos instructivos de tres partes se enfoca en el Proveedor de Servicios de Soporte (SSP).

Series de Videos SSP en Español

Technology Assessment Video Series

This five-part instructional video series focuses on providing training and support to technology trainers who are working with people who are deaf-blind in an assessment or training situation. This project is in direct response to a critical need in the field of deaf-blindness for technology trainers who understand how to effectively assess and train individuals who are deaf-blind.

Topics covered in this fully accessible video series include:

  • Preparing for the Technology Assessment
  • The Interview 
  • The Assessment
  • Writing the Report
  • Using a Technology Support Service Provider
VIEW THE TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT VIDEO SERIES

Independent Living Video Resources

These functional video resources were created to demonstrate various tactual techniques, adaptive equipment and modifications that can be used to provide access for people who are DeafBlind and therefore increase independence in one's home. 

Learn more

For additional information, contact PLD@hknc.org.