[nfbwatlk] Assistive Technology Expo in Kitsap County
IEWeich at comcast.net
IEWeich at comcast.net
Fri Nov 13 21:57:30 UTC 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IVAN E WEICH
(President Kitsap County Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Washington (NFBW
Email: IEWeich at comcast.net
The Kitsap County Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Washington will be hosting an Assistive Technology Expo for the Blind and Visually Impaired on Saturday December 5, 2009 at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 2515 Burwell Street in Bremerton Washington.
Invited merchants include:
· Freedom Scientific
· Mike Hingson Group (distributors of the KNFB Reader Mobile)
· NFB Newsline®
· Washington Assistive Technology Foundation
The National Federation of the Blind of Washington’s Kitsap County Chapter is excited to host this event for all who are interested. Doors will open at 10:00am and will close at 5:00pm. Door prizes and coffee will be provided.
“Technology levels the playing field for the blind and visually impaired within the workplace” says Kristina Colcock, 1 Vice President of the National Federation of the Blind of Washington. “Sometimes having the right tool in your hands makes all the difference when going to school or having a successful career”
This event is for all ages. The latest and greatest technology will be available for people to check out. Types of technology are:
· Screen Readers and Magnification software for desktops and laptops
· A Cell Phone that converts the printed text to speech on the spot
· Handheld Magnification devices (More than your Grandma’s magnifying glass!)
· Braille note takers
· And Much, Much More!
”The goal of the National Federation of the Blind is to help blind and visually impaired individuals, no matter their age or background, to gain self respect, self reliance and self confidence” says Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind.
“We are excited to bring this event to Kitsap County” says Ivan Weich, President of the Kitsap County Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Washington (NFBW) “showing people the latest technology to help them with their every day lives in school, work or home is extremely satisfying. Weich added.
The National Federation of the Blind of Washington is affiliated with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). The NFB is the largest and oldest organization of blind persons with affiliates and chapters in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. With over 50,000 members the National Federation of the Blind is the Voice of the Nation’s Blind.
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