[Athen] Announcing an event in northern Indiana

Lori twilight2 at kconline.com
Wed Sep 10 07:38:30 PDT 2008

Hello all,

Below I will paste information about an upcoming event that may be of
interest to some of you. This is just our preliminary announcement, so
please contact me if you have questions or are interested in being an

This is an invitation to invite you to VISTA 2008, a debut event to
bring assistive technology and solutions for people who are blind or
visually impaired to the communities of northern Indiana.
The event will be held on the campus of the University of Notre Dame on
October 16. Tentative times are from noon until 7:00 p.m.
All assistive devices will be on display by vendors who will be available to
the products and participants will be encouraged to gain hands on experience
with the products. . Some of the products include: CCTV's, Video magnifiers,
Notetakers, accessible GPS systems, Talking Glucose Meters, Script reading
for prescription labels, Accessible cell phone technology and accessible
PDA's, the VictorStream, Screen reading software, braille embossers, braille
displays, scanning software, the Mount Batten Brailler, talking barcode
scanner, and more. These products will be demonstrated by presenters,
representatives, and distributors from the following companies: GwMicro,
Humanware, Freedom Scientific, Envision America, American Printinghouse for
the Blind, and the list goes on... In addition we have a unique opportunity
to have a
presenter of the Independent Laboratory Access for the Blind tools to
demonstrate accessible chemistry probes. ilab.psu.edu (No www)
If you or anyone you know would be interested in attending this event,
please contact me. I'll be glad to provide more specific details about
specific presentations and vendors, etc. This event may be of interest to
adults experiencing vision loss, ophthalmologists, college disabled student
program personnel, rehabilitation counselors,
teachers of visually impaired children, visually impaired and blind students
and their families, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, Rehabilitation
teachers, employment specialists, and other professionals
interested in independence and total access for people who are blind or
visually impaired.
I am not an employee of the University of Notre Dame, but I am an Alum from
the University who is now a certified vision rehabilitation therapist,
orientation and mobility specialist, and certified teacher of students with
visual impairments.I may be reached by email at:
twilight2 at kconline.com
or by phone at:
Please come and join us to learn about all of the options for total access
for people who are blind or visually impaired.
This event is free of charge and no registration is required however,
R.S.V.P. is preferred.
Lori M. Miller
Event coordinators:
Kane Brolin: blind business owner, Mishawaka, Indiana.
Lori Miller: Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Vision
Rehabilitation Therapist, and certified teacher of students with visual
impairments, Warsaw, Indiana
We are grateful to have the University of Notre Dame as our host location.

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