Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 11:00 amCategories: All News Items, Adult Programming News, News Event, Student Programming, Superintendent
First, North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind (NDVS/SB) would like to extend warm greetings and well wishes to everyone. As NDVS/SB begins the school year, there isn’t any need to list all of the shared hopes and concerns we all have. Everyone is well aware of the challenges that Covid-19 has created, however NDVS/SB vows to do the best to support children under these circumstances.
Thursday, April 30, 2020Categories: All News Items, Instruction, Spotlight
Hello and greetings from my Outreach Office at the Jamestown Business Center. I have often referred to myself as the Maytag repairman being the lone Teacher of the Visually Impaired in a 6 county area. These words are even more true today with COVID-19 affecting our services.
Thursday, April 30, 2020Categories: All News Items, Adult Programming News, Assistive Technology
I am often asked by my clients, “is this product accessible?” It is often hard to know before you purchase an item if you will be able to use a product independently once you get it home from the store or receive the package in the mail. The latest addition to the Osvold household is the Emmerson Sensi Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat that can be used with Alexa.
Thursday, April 30, 2020Categories: All News Items, Spotlight, Superintendent
This year has dealt us an interesting hand that perhaps we could only imagine as a bad dream a short time ago. The upheaval in our lives due to COVID-19 is unprecedented in recent generations and no one knows for certain what the coming weeks and months will bring. We certainly hope for a return to what we considered normal and pray that people who have been infected recover successfully. For NDVS/SB the primary concerns are the safety of those we serve and the well-being of our staff. I could not be more proud of our NDVS/SB staff!
Thursday, April 30, 2020Categories: All News Items, Instruction, Library News, News Event, Spotlight
Lately, in the Braille Access Center I’ve been creating stick-in braille to assist with a new set of interactive books being made by our Region 4 Coordinator Sandy Brandt. NDVS/ SB has purchased two copies of the 25 book Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Williams which will have braille and other interactive elements added. This is the beginning of a tactile library the literacy team is creating, starting with where our TVIs have found gaps for students.
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 11:05 amCategories: All News Items, Adult Programming News, News Event
Have you heard of the adult weeks at North Dakota Vision Services / School for the Blind? Have you wondered what they are, how they work, what happens at them, etc.?
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 11:00 amCategories: All News Items, Library News, News Event
Have you visited a library lately? Libraries today are much different than they were 50, 15, or even 5 years ago. Libraries are redefining themselves and become community hubs, instead of “just” book repositories.
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 11:00 amCategories: All News Items, News Event, Superintendent
Focus on 2020
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 11:00 amCategories: All News Items, News Event, Spotlight
Hello, my name is Erin Storhoff and I started this wonderful position at North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind in August 2019.
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 08:00 amCategories: All News Items, Assistive Technology, News Event, Student Programming
The students had a great introduction on October 7-10th with the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities.
With the student groups, we had the Sphero Bolt going around the Moon! It was a just a Google Mini but a great representation of the moon!