VISIONS 2012: What’s new in technology and services for the blind and visually impaired

Wednesday May 9, 2012
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Washtenaw Community College – Morris Lawrence Building
4800 East Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 (map)

This 2012 VISIONS Vendor Fair is presented by the Ann Arbor District Library (which also serves as the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled) and is cosponsored by the Michigan Commission for the Blind and Washtenaw Community College.

A variety of Michigan exhibitors will demonstrate the latest products and services for the blind and visually impaired. Magnifiers, electronic readers, Braille devices, library services, CCTVs, leader dogs, support services for the blind and transportation services are just a few of the many outstanding services and products on display. There is no admission charge and ample free parking is available.

11 AM
The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: BARD & Beyond! • Neil Bernstein, NLS Research & Development Officer
12 PM Adapting & Digitizing Teaching and Learning Braille Material In Developing Countries • Dr. Tamru Belay, Founder of the Adaptive Technology Center for the Blind in Ethiopia/Africa
1 PM What’s New In Assistive Technology? • AT Guys
2 PM The Role of Technology to Enhance Teaching & Learning for Students with Visual & Physical Impairments • Scott Menzel, Superintendent of Washtenaw Intermediate School District

List of vendors:
AbleZone, Inc • Amy’s Braille Printing • Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living • Ann Arbor Lions Clubs • Ann Arbor Transportation Authority • AT Guys • Bob the Brailler • Clarity of Michigan • Enabling Technologies • Friends of the AADL • Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired • Guiding Eyes for the Blind • GW Micro • Home Instead Senior Care • HumanWare • Learning Support and Services, Washtenaw Community College • Low Vision Solutions, Inc. • Magnification Center • Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund • Michigan Commission for the Blind • Michigan Commission for the Blind Braille & Talking Book Library • Michigan Disability Rights Coalition • Michigan Ski For Light • National Federation of the Blind of
Michigan • Newsline for the Blind • NoIR Medical Technologies • Optelec • Pilot Dogs, Inc. • University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center • University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library • Visually Impaired and Blind in Livingston, Inc. (VIABIL, Inc.) • WKAR Radio Reading Service • WLBPD @ AADL

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