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March 13, 2014

Generations offering technology program

The Wabash Independent Living and Learning Center is partnering with the Knox County Public Library and Generations to offer “A Taste of Technology Day” to showcase some of the assistive technology available for the visually impaired.

This is a free event and it will take place March 25, at the library’s Fortnightly Building, 421 N. Sixth Street, Vincennes.

Freedom Scientific will give two presentations – one in the morning (9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) and one in the afternoon (12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.). Both presentations will cover the same topics.

Individuals who attend one of these sessions will have a better understanding of devices available to children and adults who are experiencing vision loss.

“The word assistive technology can mean so many different things,” said Danny Wayne Beemer, manager of the Low Vision Program at the WILL Center. “This event will focus on tools to help the sensory challenged with reading books, letters and cards on their own.”

“Independence is very important to the sensory challenged,” he added. “This is the first step to personal independence.”

There will be information about funding resources when it comes to the purchase of the devices after attending the demonstration.

This event is open to people of all ages. A free box lunch will be provided between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

RSVP by contacting Jane Hall at Generations, 1-800-742-9002 or jhall@vinu.edu.

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