Technology Training and Demonstration
The Technology and Education Center connects people with vision loss to possibilities.
Vision Forward’s Technology and Education Center ensures people who are blind and visually impaired have access to the latest advancements in assistive technology. The center showcases state-of-the-art assistive technology designed for use at home, in the classroom, and in workplace settings.
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Assistive technologies are devices and software designed to enable individuals who are blind or visually impaired to carry out tasks such as reading, writing, watching television and using a computer. This special technology helps people access information and allows them to stay on par with their sighted peers. We offer programming for children, youth, adults and seniors, allowing them to see how the technology will benefit them in a variety of environments. The center is also a resource for the community, family members, vision professionals, potential employers and other agencies wanting to learn about the latest technology and accommodations for people with vision loss.
Assistive Technology Demonstrations
A variety of technologies exist to help people with vision loss carry out essential every day tasks and enjoy hobbies. Because of the variety of technologies available, it’s important to be able to get hands-on and get the advice of experts in the field. That’s why we offer FREE technology demonstrations. Try out the latest handheld and desktop electronic magnifiers, wearable devices for people with vision loss, OCR devices which can read printed text aloud, and more! Demonstrations usually last an hour and take place in a friendly and relaxed environment.
Assistive Technology Training
Technology is essential to modern day life thanks to the proliferation of smartphones, tablets, smart speakers and computers. Our assistive technology training program is there to help you learn the skills you need from experts in the field. We can train on anything! From low-tech devices such as voice activated phones, talking answering machines, and talking book readers, to high tech devices such as iPads, JAWS screen reading software, Braille notetakers and electronic magnification devices.
InFocus Technology Resource
Vision Forward’s InFocus technology resource consists of a YouTube channel, a blog and a podcast. These outlets are a great way for people with vision loss to find out about the latest in assistive technology, and learn how to use the accessibility features of their devices. The resource is regularly updated and is maintained by Cory Ballard and Luke Scriven from our technology team. You find all of our resources at https://vision-forward.org/infocus/. Subscribe to our YouTube channel here https://youtube.com/infocustechnology?sub_confirmation=1. Watch one of our videos below!
Learn More about Technology Training and Demonstrations
Contact Jacci Bortchardt, Director of Operations
(414) 615-0121 or
Schedule a demonstration online at https://vision-forward.org/requesttecdemo/
Visit our InFocus Technology Resource at https://vision-forward.org/infocus