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TARGET Interactive Technology Series: Low Vision & Portable Technology

Date: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 2:00 PM EDT
Description: 
Learn about the various types of low vision as well as new portable technology that can assist users with visual difficulties.
Event Location: 
TARGET Center

Are you one of the 2 milllion people in the United States with low vision? Do you care for an aging parent over 65 who is more likely to have visual difficulty in the near future? According to the National Eye Institute, low vision is defined as the best-corrected visual acuity less than 6/12 (‹20/40) in the better-seeing eye. In fact, millions of Americans lose some of their sight every year. While vision loss can affect anyone at any age, low vision is most common for those over age 65.

Portable low vision tools are essential in the workplace and for everyday major life activites. Employees must be able to bring their technology with them wherever they go. The Smart Reader and Acrobat HD Mini from Enhanced Vision allow individuals with low vision the same freedom to roam.

This month's event features a discussion about Low Vision in general, followed by hands-on demonstrations of portable solutions to magnify and enhance documents and objects both near and far, text based and visual, at home, in the office, or on the road. This technology is designed to go with the individual and provide full visual access in a range of environments.

Available for demonstration and interaction:

  • Smart View 
  • Acrobat HD
  • Portable CCTVs
  • iPad applications

USDA is committed to providing inclusive and accessible programs and events for all participants. To request a reasonable accommodation, please answer the appropriate question as part of the registration process.

*Advanced registration (48 hours) is required to ensure reasonable accommodation

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