Internet Safety for Youth with Sight Loss #2

Date February 13, 2024
Time 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Event Type Virtual
Program Type Career & workplaces

Event Overview

Our "Internet Safety for Youth with Sight Loss" workshop, presented by our expert facilitators, Fenny and Ellis, is a one-of-a-kind experience where participants (ages 15-30) will engage in fun one-hour games while building a toolkit for online advocacy and safe internet navigation. 

Join us in exploring a comprehensive curriculum designed to bridge gaps in safe internet use for youth with vision loss. This workshop is tailored for young adults ranging between the ages of 15 and 30 years, providing valuable insights and practical knowledge to enhance their internet experiences. Our workshops cover the following crucial areas:

  1. Advocacy: Learn to identify your needs, discover the right resources, and understand when and who to talk to about internet issues—both technical and personal.
  2. Accessibility: Understand the essence of internet accessibility, learn how to recognize accessible websites, and explore solutions for internet accessibility challenges.
  3. Assistive Technology: Gain vocabulary, awareness, and practical skills in using and navigating assistive technology while online. Discover which devices are right for specific situations and websites.
  4. Consent and Disclosure: Develop awareness, understanding, and action when using the internet. Learn and apply your rights, access resources, and find solutions that make sense to kids.

This series of safe internet use games and workshops is the result of extensive research, addressing four main gaps in safe internet use curriculums for younger population aged 15-30, with vision loss. Each activity or workshop embeds curriculum gaps and self-advocacy themes, providing a unique and enriching learning experience. Participate in the workshop, and you could be a winner! A draw for exciting prizes will take place at the end of the project on March 1, 2024. Winners will be contacted.

Want to see more upcoming events?

See more events