Assistive Technology Family Conference


The AT & AEM Center presents the 2017 BEST (Braille Excellence for Students and Teachers) Assistive Technology Family Conference.

When and Where

Saturday, May 6, 2017
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Holiday Inn Worthington
7007 N. High St. Worthington, OH 43085

General Info

  • Free and open to parents, students who are blind or visually impaired, and the professionals who serve them
  • Coffee and tea available in the morning
  • Boxed lunch
  • Breakout sessions with in-depth, hands-on information
  • Leading exhibitors who demonstrate the latest products and services
  • A Certificate of Participation will be provided to all attendees with 5.25 contact hours


Assistive technology exhibitors focusing on braille literacy, low vision aids, writing, reading, communication, math, science, and more will be available all day to demonstrate products and answer questions

Interested in a free vendor table at the event? Contact Julie Pashovich or call 614-410-1042.


Registration is free, however, attendees must register in advance by April 26, 2017. The conference is limited to 100 participants. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. No 'walk in' entry is available.

Register Online via OCALI Pass

Download Registration Form (DOC)

If you have any questions, contact Lauri Kaplan at 614-728-1567 or Julie Pashovich at 614-410-1042.


Saturday, May 6, 2017
8:00 - 8:30 am Registration and Networking with Vendors
8:30 am – 9:15 am Welcome and Vendor Introductions
9:15am – 10:15 am Keynote Address
10:15 am – 10:45 am Break / Visit with Vendors
10:45 am – 11:45 am Breakout Session #1
11:45 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch / Networking with Vendors and Speakers
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Breakout Session #2
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Break / Visit with Vendors
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Breakout Session #2
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Door Prize Giveaways
Wrap up and Evaluation

Hotel Accommodations

A limited number of hotel rooms are available at the Holiday Inn Worthington located at 7007 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214, 614-436-0700

The Assistive Technology Family Conference is sponsored by the BEST Grant and Collaborative Partners: AT and AEM Center at OCALI, American Council of the Blind of Ohio (ACBO), Ohio Center for Deafblind Education (OCDBE), and the Ohio State School for the Blind (OSSB). The content of this conference was developed under a grant from the Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.