Seminars@Hadley - Recreation and Leisure
Summary: Seminars@Hadley - Recreation and Leisure
Have you ever considered working with wood? Did you previously enjoy woodworking, but feel that your current level of vision is no longer adequate? Would you like to get up-to-date with the latest information on woodworking tools, projects and safety techniques? Larry Martin, founder of the Woodworking for the Blind Workshop, along with the Workshop enrollees, will share with you how to get the most out of this activity.
Renowned blind entrepreneur and lecturer Urban Miyares is an accomplished sailor with more than 55 years and 25,000 miles of offshore sailing experience. After returning from Vietnam as a disabled veteran, he helped launch the Challenged America adaptive sailing program in San Diego, California in 1978. Join Seminars@Hadley as Urban discusses his passion for sailing, how he got started and what he’s doing at Challenged America, including the basics for sailing and tips and tricks for blind sailors.
Let's explore the benefits of recreation! During this seminar, we'll discuss simple ways to adapt sports, outdoor activities, games and arts and crafts on a budget. Throughout this interactive session, we'll identify common barriers to participating in recreation and possible solutions. We'll also challenge you to explore your internal barriers and provide your own solutions.
Fishing is one of the most popular recreational pursuits, offering many benefits to people of all ages. But how can a blind or visually impaired person go fishing? Can they do so independently? What gear is needed? Are there fishing clubs you can join? Where can you get local advice on "hotspots"? Join Seminars@Hadley as Lion Gwen White, executive director of the North Carolina VIP Fishing Tournament, provides a practical guide to getting out and fishing more successfully.
Join Seminars@Hadley as we discuss taking on the challenge of helping those who have served in the U.S. Military by creating and improving sports, physical activity and recreational opportunities for Service Personnel and Veterans.
How do blind and low vision people read and write music? Isn't that braille music code impossibly hard to learn? How can blind producers make great sounding records independently? How can blind and low vision people participate in music groups with sighted musicians? Can I read magnified music notation while I play my instrument? To learn the answers to these and related questions, you are invited to attend a Hadley seminar presentation given by Bill McCann, founder and president of Dancing Dots. McCann will share some of his background as a musician turned programmer, turned entrepreneur.
Ted Hull was an integral part of Motown, and a shaping force in Stevie Wonder's life. For six years, he was Stevie's private teacher, advisor, road manager, and constant companion. As a teacher, Ted enabled young Stevie to pursue his education and his career. As a man who is legally blind himself, Ted helped Stevie discover that blindness does not have to impair independence, nor limit life's adventure. Join Seminars@Hadley as we meet Ted Hull, long-time administrator for the Florida Division of Blind Services and author of the popular book, 'The Wonder Years: My Life and Times With Stevie Wonder', as he reveals a behind-the-scenes story of Motown's early years and how he turned the world into Stevie Wonder's classroom.
Want to have fun, stay in shape and meet new friends? Join Seminars@Hadley as we discuss sports, recreation and physical activities for people who are blind and visually impaired. Presenters Mark Lucas, executive director of the United States Association of Blind Athletes, and Jennifer Armbruster, a Goalball gold medalist who works at the Lakeshore Foundation, a provider of recreation opportunities for people with disabilities, will talk about current popular sports and tell listeners how they can get in the game. This hour-long seminar will be moderated by Hadley Senior Vice President Dawn Turco. Time will be provided for questions and answers.
There is plenty of time before the holidays to create beautiful gifts that are not only personal expressions, but friendly to the wallet as well. Whether working on gifts on your own or as a family, creating handmade gifts is great fun. Join Hadley instructors Don Golembiewski, Debbie Siegel and Linn Sorge as we discuss beading, knitting, craft projects and more. Ideas do not stop with the gift itself, but carry through to some great wrapping ideas! The 60-minute seminar will be moderated by Karen Woodfork, Hadley’s director of student services (and a jewelry-maker) and will include resource information and time for questions.
Ever wonder what it’s like to be alone in a boat without being able to see? Captain Lawrence Euteneier will entertain and educate you with stories of fishing from the world’s first fishing boat for the blind. Lawrence is a life-long and semi-professional fisherman who competes in fishing tournaments, organizes guided fishing adventures, advises the fishing industry on accessibility and teaches people with vision loss to fish. Functionally blind since age 22, Lawrence has also invented the world’s first fishing boat for the blind (www.blindfishingboat.com). Join us to learn about fishing techniques and gear that will have you catching more than your sighted friends. It's those with experience using their sense of touch who catch the most fish. Time for questions and answers will be provided.
Seminars@Hadley presents Skiing the fun and safe way, as we discuss an exhilarating way to enjoy the upcoming winter season: skiing. Have you always wanted to ski? Have you given up skiing because your vision has decreased? We invite your input! Vision and physical education professionals are encouraged to join us.
Join us as Seminars@Hadley presents the second in a series of seminars on safe woodworking techniques: Selecting and Using Routers and Router Tables. Routers are a safe and very effective woodworking tool when used properly. This seminar will give you the background you need to select and properly use the right router for you, determine if using a router table will make your projects better and organization ideas for your router bits and related tools. Larry Martin of Woodworking For The Blind will share his experiences during this 60-minute seminar which will be moderated by Don Golembiewski, Director of Outreach at the Hadley School for the Blind. Time for questions and answers will be provided.
Have you ever considered working with wood? Have you previously enjoyed woodworking as a hobby but feel that your current level of vision is not adequate for safe power tool use? Would you like to keep up with the latest information on woodworking tools, periodicals, projects and safety techniques? If so, join us for Seminars@Hadley as we explore safe woodworking skills. Larry Martin of www.woodworkingfortheblind.org will join Hadley instructor Don Golembiewski and discuss woodworking resources and what every woodworker with a visual impairment needs to know to safely start or resume working with wood. Time for questions and answers will be provided.
Join Seminars@Hadley as we discuss gardening techniques useful for people with vision impairments. This informative discussion will prove helpful whether you have a green thumb or are just interested in getting started! George Abbott, dean of educational programs and instruction at Hadley, will moderate discussion between two experienced gardeners as they discuss garden planning, choosing and identifying plants, appropriate tools and hardware, and adaptive and safety techniques. Kathy Austin, BGS, is Coordinator of Adult Rehabilitation Services for the Chicago Guild for the Blind and an avid gardener for over 35 years. Kathy has made many adaptations to continue gardening due to gradual vision loss from Retinitis Pigmentosa. Ed Haines, a Hadley instructor for 15 years and an Itinerant Vision Rehabilitation Therapist has 30 years of gardening experience and is currently rehabilitating a 100 year old garden in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Ed also teaches Hadley's Container Gard
Get off the couch and get busy when Seminars@Hadley presents "Recreation from Watching T.V. to Mountain Climbing," which will show you how easy it is to participate in various opportunities in your area and what you can gain from recreation. This interactive and informative session will be led by Ginger Irwin, a Hadley instructor who specializes in recreation opportunities for those who are visually impaired. Discover the best ways for you to stay active and enjoy summer.