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Boom Learning Symposium: Accessibility Panel
Register now to join our Boom Learning Back-to-School Education Symposium 2022, Accessibility Panel featuring:

Shannon Archer (A Gift of Speech)
Lisha Yochimowitz (CVI and TVI Teacher)
Angie Craft (HandcraftEd ASL)
Linda Wilson (AT Instructional Specialist, HIAT Team)

Our panelists discuss designing Boom Cards for accessibility and the future of EdTech as it relates to assistive devices and equitable access.

00:48:00

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Speakers

Shannon Archer
Speech-Language Pathologist @A Gift of Speech
Shannon Archer is an SLP that has worked in the school system as well as private practice. She is an AAC/AT Specialist passionate about supporting communication and educational growth. Shannon loves to create therapy activities and materials that meet the varied needs of her students and clients.
Lisha Yochimowitz
CVI and TVI Teacher
Lisha has been a TVI (teacher of the visually impaired) for over 25 years. She has worked in the classroom at Overbrook School for the Blind in Philadelphia. Lisha was an itinerant teacher for 18 years at the Montgomery County IU specializing in early intervention. There she developed a vision classroom for preschool students while also doing IEPs, FVE, and itinerant work. She has mainstream classroom teaching experience and has a Master's degree in Education. Lisha currently specializes in CVI, a brain based visual impairment, and has a website with a CVI family called, Seeing Sadie and CVI. Lisha is now the content manager for Paths to Literacy.
Angie Craft
@HandcraftEd ASL
Angie Craft is a veteran teacher of 36 years. She has spent her career working with Special needs students whose primary disability is Deafness. She has created several materials for Deaf plus students ( students who are deaf with additional handicapping conditions). She currently works as an Academic Intervention Specialist at a Center School assisting teachers who work with students using ACCESS points.
Linda Wilson
Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist @HIAT, Montgomery County Public School
Ms. Wilson, M.A., Ed. is an Early Childhood Special Educator who has worked for the Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) system for the past 27 years. She has taught preschool and early elementary school students with a range of disabilities. For the last 19 years, Ms. Wilson has worked as an assistive technology specialist. She is currently the team leader of the High Incidence Accessible Technology (HIAT) Team. HIAT is a collaborative team that applies the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to support school teams to meet the needs of all their students. HIAT team members provide training and consultation directly to staff, disseminate resources on assistive technology, UDL, and accessibility, and work across departments to ensure the delivery of accessible materials and teaching strategies for all students.