Dannette (Dani) Kaslow has been with the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons since 2006, where she is a specialist deaf-blind services and assistive technology professional. Currently, Dani’s focus is on technology, including specialized technology targeting vision and/or hearing loss and technology used by the general population that can be adapted for people with vision and hearing loss. Through the iCanConnect program (iCC), Dani conducts assistive technology assessments of deaf-blind individuals throughout the state of Wisconsin. She then recommends appropriate technology, obtains the devices through iCC for the consumers, and trains individuals on the use of their new equipment.
In addition to her work with iCanConnect, Dani teaches one-on-one classes in independent living, leisure skills and problem solving with people who are deaf-blind at the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons. Dani is also a support service provider (SSP) for deaf-blind consumers at their homes or in the community. This role involves providing visual and auditory information the individual might miss due to their vision and/or hearing, facilitating communication and allowing consumers to make their own decisions after receiving the information.
Dani holds a Bachelor of Science in communication from Northwestern University. During her time at the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons, she earned a Certificate of Graduate Study in Deaf-Blind Rehabilitation Services from Northern Illinois University and her Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) Certification from Rehabilitation, Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA).