Low vision meets high tech at Sight Center symposium

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Our Community

Losing your sight doesn’t have to mean losing your independence. There are a growing number of technology tools that can help people of all ages work, learn, play, and live independently with permanent vision loss. From computer software and smart phone apps to talking devices, wearable technology, and digital magnification products, many people are learning that they can keep doing the things they love doing without the vision many take for granted.


The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio, whose mission is to empower independence and enrich the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired, will be presenting a Low Vision Symposium & Technology Fair on Monday, November 18 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Genesis Village Event Center, 2429 S. Reynolds Road in Toledo.

The Low Vision Symposium & Technology Fair will feature the latest in assistive-technology products and daily-living devices as well as informative sessions presented by issue experts on topics affecting people who live with permanent vision loss. This event is free, and registration is not required.

Symposium topics include:

  • Consider the Vision You Have for Your Life
  • Cyber Security & Prevention of Identity Theft
  • Smart Phones & Apps for Independence
  • Audio Books & Accessibility
  • Ask the Doctors Q&A.

The Technology Fair features exhibitors who will demonstrate low-vision products, wearable technology, and daily-living tools.

The Low Vision Symposium & Technology Fair is made possible with support from the Area Office on Aging, Hoopla, Retina Vitreous Associates, Genesis Village, and the Sylvania Lions Club. For more information about The Sight Center's 2019 Low Vision Symposium & Technology Fair, contact Tim Tegge, Development Coordinator, at 419-720-3937, ext. 105, or visit www.sightcentertoledo.org/events/tech-fair. ❦