Last month CVI began an exciting and well-attended series called Tech Talks. The purpose is to provide an open forum to discuss assistive technology solutions for people with vision loss. With the large variety of technology and devices currently on the market it can be thrilling, frustrating and overwhelming all at the same time. This is even more so for a person with a visual impairment who has to determine what to use, when to use it and why to use it. "CVI’s Tech Talks objective is to provide our clients, staff, and other community representatives resources and information to make a more informed decision on assistive technology solutions,” said John Rempel, CVI’s Assistive Technology Instructor.
The Tech Talks are held once a month on the second Tuesday. They are also held in the early evening so that people who are working or in school have an opportunity to attend, share and discuss technology. “Additionally Tech Talks are a means by which CVI can reach out to individuals and organizations,“ said Rempel. ”it is our way of actively engaging with our local community and providing an opportunity to look closely at assistive technology.”
This month’s Tech Talks will focus on available solutions for blind and visually impaired people to access printed materials using smartphones and tablets. This includes access to books, magazines, menus, business cards, and more. We encourage you to come out and add to the discussion with solutions that work for you, or with pressing questions you may have about technology.
DATE: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
TIME: 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: 4th Floor –BellSouth Conference Room
The Center for the Visually Impaired, 739 West Peachtree Street, NW (Corner of West Peachtree & 4th Street)