Launch of Agra Center

Vision-Aid Launches a New Center in Agra on World Disability Day

Every year December 3rd is observed as the International Day of people with disability. On this occasion, this year, the Vision-Aid team was delighted to announce the launch of a new state-of-the art Vision-Aid Digital Resource Center in the city of Agra, India. 


During the annual event in July 2017, Boston-based philanthropists Vandana and Vivek Sharma, generously pledged support to launch a new Vision-Aid Resource Center in their home-town of Agra. This set in motion a series of planning and implementation activities, which culminated, in just over 4 months, with the formal commissioning of the center. The new center is located on the premises of the Louis Braille Blind School in Agra

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Announcing the Panel for Innovations in Affordable Assistive Technology

Panel Overview

Moderator: Paul Parravano Speakers:  Brian Charlson, Igor Feinberg, Jessica Shi

Panel Objectives

This panel will explore innovations in affordable assistive technology and devices for individuals with blindness or low vision. While there have been many advances in the field of assistive technology and devices, the high cost of such innovations keeps many of them outside the reach of the visually impaired.  The focus of this panel will be to highlight innovations which are affordable and can be scaled up to reach large numbers with low cost.

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Announcing the Panel for Empowering and Employing the Visually Impaired at Boston Accessibility Conference.

Panel: Empowering and Employing the Visually Impaired

Moderator: Karen Young, Speakers: Cheryl Cumings, Nicole Ross, Dr. Sonal Patel

Panel Overview

This panel will examine how we can prepare the visually impaired to get relevant skills and good employment opportunities in today’s economy. The subject will be explored from 3 different perspectives: Educator, Employer and Clinician. Topics will include how to address challenges faced by the visually impaired in finding the right skills and jobs, experiences in teaching programming to the visually impaired, the use of MOOC’s to provide high quality, relevant skills and Vision Rehabilitation from a clinical perspective.

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Invitation to Boston Accessibility Conference 2017

Boston Accessibility Conference 2017

 

The Vision-Aid team is excited to announce details of the next major event on our  event horizon -  An amazing series of speakers and panels at a Conference co-sponsored by Vision-Aid : The Boston Accessibility Conference on Saturday October 7th at the IBM Innovation Center in Cambridge, MA. This is a FREE event, open to the public. Conference and registration information can be found below. Registration opens end-August.

 

2017 conference flyer
 

 

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