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Low Vision Expo 2016, Santa Cruz

LOW VISION EXPO – FREE EventCTAP Large Button phone provider

Saturday, September 24th, 2016 10:30 am to 3:00 pm
Louden Nelson Community Center
301 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060


The 2016 Low Vision Expo was a great success. Each of the three presentations is available in mp3 format below. Also available is a posting about the the day's event by Aira, one of the many vendors present.


Update on Age-related Macular Degeneration and Other Eye Diseases
Presented by Dr. Steve Sanislo, Byers Eye Institute at Stanford. Presentation, audio (mp3)

Making Computers Work for You
Presented by Professor Roberto Manduchi, Computer Engineering Department at UC Santa Cruz Presentation audio (mp3)

Adventures in Low Vision – Living Each Day to the Fullest
Presented by John Glass, Susan Glass, Lynda Johnson and Patrice Maginnis
Panelists will discuss the social/emotional impacts of vision loss, factors in deciding whether to have a guide dog, an overview of Assistive Technology, and how to maintain an active recreational lifestyle. Panel Discussion Audio (mp3)

Aira and its day at the Low Vision Expo


A&E Low Vision
Access Ingenuity
Be My Eyes

Department of Rehabilitation
NorthState Assistive Technology
Santa Cruz County Elections
Senior Network Services

Sterling Adaptives
Vista Center Assistive Technology Team
Vista Center Store
Western Blind Rehabilitation Center (VA)
Event Schedule

10:00- 12:30pm
Registration/Visit Exhibitor Hall [Exhibitor Hall is open 10am-3pm]

10:30 – 10:45am
Welcome & Introductions

10:45 - 12:00pm     
Update on Age-related Macular Degeneration and other Eye Diseases

11:30 - 1:00pm
Lunch – (Included if you register by September 17, 2016)
1:00 – 1:50 pm
Making Computers Work For You

1:50 – 2:40pm
Adventures in Low Vision – Living Each Day to the Fullest
3:00pm LV Expo Concludes

2016 Low Vision Expo Flyer (MS Word)

2016 Low Vision Expo Flyer (PDF)