“Hands on Learning” is the theme for the 2014 Gateways to Independence, a professional learning opportunity for Kentucky teachers, orientation and mobility specialists and other service providers who work with students who are blind and visually impaired.  It will be held July 21-23 on the Kentucky School for the Blind campus in Louisville.

Gateways registration is due by June 1.  A late fee will be added to all registrations received after June 1. To obtain a registration form and additional information click on the link above.  You may e-mail registration forms to Beth Baker beth.baker@ksb.kyschools.us, or fax them to her at (502) 897-8737. Also, please note, due to extensive renovations, lodging will not be available on campus.  If you have questions about local lodging options contact Beth Baker, (502) 897-1583, ext. 7714,

There are several pricing options for Gateways. These include:

  • Full Conference: July 21-23 (Monday-Wednesday) $75
    “Active Learning” with Patricia Obrzut: July 22-23 (Tuesday and Wednesday) $50 must attend both days
  • Breakout Sessions: July 21 (Monday only) $25