Upcoming Presentations


Dr. Grace Ambrose-Zaken, COMS

   Professional and Family Development- Orientation & Mobility: Mapping Their Success 

Presentation title: Path Information: How wearable canes allow children with MVI/B to reach their developmental potential.

When: Friday September 13 9:30am & Saturday September 14, 2019 9:30am

Organizer: Becky Hommer, EdD - RHommer@umd.edu
Connections Beyond Sight and Sound


Dr. Grace Ambrose-Zaken, COMS

   Alabama Institute for deaf and Blind-White Cane Day

     Toddler Cane demonstration 12 -1pm

      Speaker panel - 1 - 2pm

When: Saturday October 12, 2019,

Where: Talladega, AL   https://www.aidb.org/canequest

Organizer: Melody Brown, COMSbrown.melody@aidb.org 

Dr. Grace Ambrose-Zaken, COMS

   NYSAER Conference title-  Never Fear, Technology’s Here: Empowering Professionals with Current Best Practices from Low Tech to High Tech

Presentation title: Path information is not optional: Research on cane shape and connection type for learners with mobility visual impairment and blindness

When: Monday October 28, 2019 1:45 - 3:15pm

Where: Syracuse, NY Doubletree by Hilton https://www.nysaer.org/2019-conference


Dr. Grace Ambrose-Zaken, COMS

What:  SWOMA Conference title: Lead On November 1- 3, 2019

Two sessions

           1. Wearable canes improve motor, concept,

               language and social skills

          2. Wearable canes: Who, what, when, where, why and how Toddler Canes enable children with MVI/B to reach their developmental potential.

When: Saturday November 2, 2019

Where: Southwest Orientation and Mobility Association (SWOMA) Nacogdoches, TX (near Stephen F. Austin University (SFA) http://swoma.org/page/


Ambrose-Zaken, G., Kreisberg, E., Resnick, J., Bokser, B.,  Badillo, N.D.D., Shahabuddi, S., FallahRad, M., Bikson, M.

What: Fourteenth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices

Presentation title: Design of a Wearable White Cane for Blind Toddlers

When: March 16, 2020

Where: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY https://designprinciplesandpractices.com/2020-conference/program


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