I had three successful demonstrations in Tampa on February 9th. I shared my teaching strategies with Emily Wilson, Specialist at Florida Alliance of Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST). Then, I had the opportunity to see the amazing low and high tech assistive technology devices at her center.

My second demonstration was with Sheryl Brown, Executive Director of the Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind, and her colleagues. Then, I met with Laura Brown, Coordinator of Visually Impaired Program and her TVIs at Hillsborough County Schools and Kay Ratzlaff, Coordinator of Instructional Resource Services, and her colleagues from the Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired (FIMR-VI) at the Manhattan Center. Both demonstrations were full of enthusiastic teachers. I believe that everyone left with additional knowledge and were ready to work with their students.

I really appreciate everyone fighting the rain to attend my demonstrations. I hope that I can visit Florida in the near future!

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