Virtual Sessions Hosted by Zoom

August 10, 12, 18-20

Three Ways to Join Zoom Sessions

VIA COMPUTER OR TABLET

Copy and Paste Link in browser:
https://zoom.us/j/97266118879

VIA SMARTPHONE

One Tap Mobile:

VIA TELEPHONE

Call-In Numbers:
Washington +1 253 215 8782
California +1 669 900 9128
New York +1 646 558 8656
Maryland +1 301 715 8592
Illinois +1 312 626 6799
Texas +1 346 248 7799

Meeting ID: 972 6611 8879 

Zoom Sessions Recap

SCHEDULE

Monday, August 10 (1:00 – 2:00pm)
Session Title: Introducing the Zoom Platform
Presenter: Department of Veterans Affairs Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center Computer Access Training (CAT) Program Instructors Doug Jaeger and Paul Thompson
Description: This session will introduce blind and visually impaired users to the Zoom platform on computers, smartphones, and tablets. This will be an interactive session with question and answer opportunities.

Wednesday, August 12 (2:00 – 3:30pm)
Session Title: Space and Vision Loss
Presenters: Dr. Steve Laurie (Lead Scientist) and Tracy Minish (Mission Control Center Systems [MCCS] Operations Manager) Johnson Space Center.
Description: This two-part session will explore Spaceflight Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome (SANS), a condition experienced by astronauts during long-duration spaceflight resulting in vision changes, folds in the retina, and swelling around the optic nerve. The second session will feature “A Vision for Space” as told from the perspective of a legally blind Mission Control Center manager.

Tuesday, August 18 (1:00 – 1:45pm)
Session Title: What Happens When the Caregiver Needs a Caregiver?
Presenter: Travis Wilson, VIST (Boise, Idaho VAMC)
Description: This session will explore and raise awareness of needs to consider in advance of experiencing this major life challenge. This will be an interactive session with question and answer opportunities.

Tuesday, August 18 (2:00 – 2:45pm)
Session Title: Gary Barg Caregiver Panel
Presenter: Caregiver.com Manager Gary Barg, BVA Executive Director Donald Overton, and Vispero Vice President Richard Tapping
Description: This session will explore caregiver experiences and solutions. This will be an interactive session with question and answer opportunities.

Tuesday, August 18 (3:00 – 3:45pm)
Session Title: Enabling vs. Empowering
Presenter: Kelly Golden, BROS and Trudi Valdez, VIST (Albuquerque, New Mexico VAMC)
Description: This session will explore caregiver natural tendencies to become enablers.
Empowerment, however, needs to be the focus for our blinded veterans to achieve their independence potential. This will be an interactive session with question and answer opportunities.

Wednesday, August 19 (1:00 – 2:30pm)
Session Title: Virtual Conference
Presenter: Board and Headquarters Staff
Description: This session will feature; BVA National President Welcoming Remarks; National Chaplain Invocation & Remembrance; VIP Remarks; and Executive Director State of the Organization.

Thursday, August 20 (1:00 – 1:45pm)
Session Title: Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration
Presenter: Dr. Paul R. Lawrence, Under Secretary (VBA)
Description: This session will explore the VA VBA system. This will be an interactive session with question and answer opportunities.

Thursday, August 20 (2:00 – 2:45pm)
Session Title: Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration
Presenter: Randy Reeves, Under Secretary (NCA)
Description: This session will explore the VA NCA system. This will be an interactive session with question and answer opportunities.

Thursday, August 20 (3:00 – 3:45pm)
Session Title: Department of Veterans Affairs Loan Guaranty Service
Presenter: Jason Latona, Chief Specially Adapted Housing (SAH)
Description: This session will explore the VA loan guaranty housing grant programs available to blind veterans. This will be an interactive session with question and answer opportunities.

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