Visual Impairments and Their Relevance to Agriculture
February 28, 2013
2:00 p.m. EST; 1:00 p.m. CST; 12:00 p.m. MST; 11:00 a.m. PST
Visual impairments come in many forms and levels of severity. They can interfere with a multitude of activities, including agricultural work. As the average age of farmers continues to climb into the high 50s, this topic gains even more relevance for the agricultural community.
The goal of this one-hour webinar is to provide an overview of visual impairments and blindness, rehabilitation strategies, and technologies that can help overcome barriers. Topics include:
Aspects of vision and definitions of visual impairments
Tools, tips, and techniques for orientation and mobility
Adaptive technologies for reading and other activities
Specific applications to the agricultural community
Nikki Llewellyn, M.S., has worked in the field of vision rehabilitation for over 20 years. She is a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) at the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI), in Rochester, NY.
Sharon Schwalm has worked in the field of Vision Rehabilitation for over 15 years. She is a Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT) at ABVI.
Christopher Frank has worked in the Vision Rehabilitation Department at ABVI-Goodwill for 5 years, first as an adaptive technology instructor and currently as a career and training team leader.
A question & answer period will follow the presentation.
To participate in this free webinar, click here to access the online registration form by Friday, February 22. Instructions for accessing the session will be sent to registrants by Tuesday, February 26. Please pass on this invitation to others you believe may be interested. Contact AgrAbility at 800-825-4264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.