Division of Blind
Please join us on March 9, 2021 at 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada).
Description: Debbie Carty, District Administrator for District 1 of Division of Blind Services will be joining us to present on what the Division of Blind Services does, and what services they provide/offer to the visually impaired community and their families in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties.
Assistive Technology to Promote Independence:
New Horizon Loan Program
Please join us on March 17, 2021 at 1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada).
Description: Join Eric Reed as he discusses the New Horizon Loan Program, an alternative assistive technology finance program under the Assistive Technology Act of 2004, Section 4 (e)(2)(A). The purpose of this program is to assist individuals with disabilities finance assistive technology at reasonable interest rates. While the NHLP still has requirements for credit and debt to income, they are typically more flexible or lower than traditional banking requirements.
The program also offers a telework and self-employment loan, which can assist with the funding of assistive technology and equipment for individuals for work or seeking self-employment opportunities.
CIL Spotlight - Independent
Living Program Presented by Danny Broxson
Please join us on March 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada).
Description: Come join us to our Presentation Series on “Meet our Staff “! Do you have questions about What we Do? Danny Broxson will provide innovative approaches to performing basic tasks that lead to independence, such as budgeting, resume writing, application assistance, and employment readiness. He will answer questions on how the CIL provides assistance to individuals with significant disabilities who are at risk of entering institutions so that the individuals remain in the community, and how CIL assists youth with their transition from High School to Post-Secondary education or employment.
CIL Spotlight - FTRI and the Independent Living Programs Presented by
Please join us on March 30, 2021 at 1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada).
Description: Come join us to our Presentation Series on “Meet our Staff “! Do you have questions about What we Do? Karen Jackson, our FTRI and IL Specialist, will spotlight the FTRI and IL Programs at the CIL. She will answer your questions on how she can help you with getting an amplified telephone through the FTRI program or if you need a wheelchair, walker or other durable medical equipment. Our programs and services cover: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties. If you would like to take advantage of one of our services, we strive to offer everyone in our community the tools to live their life to the fullest.
Assistive Technology to Promote Independence: JAWS (Job Access With Speech)
Please join us on April 21, 2021 at 1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada).
Description: Don will present on JAWS. JAWS is the world’s most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications on your PC. You will be able to navigate the Internet, write a document, read an email and create presentations. Don will discuss: What is a screen reader? He will explain in detail that a screen reader is a software program that enables a blind or visually impaired user to read the text that is displayed on the computer screen with a speech synthesizer or braille display.