Open Hands Open Access: Intro to Deafblindness Course

Do you work with a child who has a combined vision and hearing loss or wishes to increase your knowledge in deafblindness? This course utilizes the Open Hands Open Access modules created by the National Center on Deaf-Blindness, to provide foundational information about the unique learning, sensory, communication, and access needs of students who are deafblind. Basic instructional and remedial strategies and materials will be discussed.

Two face to face sessions will take place at the Heartland AEA offices in Johnston, in addition to class sessions utilizing distance technology and observations. The two onsite dates are September 7th and November 9th, 2019. This course will be offered for three (3) licensure renewal credits or three (3) graduate credits.

Please note that participants will be required to use the AEA Online Learning Moodle platform. Participants will respond to discussion boards and turn in assignments via the online platform. Participants will need to bring a computer to the onsite sessions.

More information in regards to the course can be found in the document attached:

Intro to DB class flyer F2019

To register:

For any questions please contact Katy Ring at or (712)310-4623.