Showcasing the latest innovations in Assistive Technology for the visually impaired, registration is open for this free technology conference presented by the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, Saturday, November 16.

Best in Tech 2019 offers an interactive look at the latest innovations in assistive technology for the visually impaired and features keynote speaker Dean Hudson, a blind Accessibility Evangelist for Apple.

The event includes interactive workshops with assistive technology from companies such as Sweetman Systems, BrailleNote Touch, BrailleSense Polaris, and HIMS. Attendees will also be invited to participate in a town hall forum about technology for the visually impaired. Exhibitors will be present to showcase the latest devices, services, and resources available to those with visual impairment needs.

Hudson is Apple’s Accessibility Evangelist. He works with engineering and design teams to raise awareness of Apple’s accessibility work and influence product direction. Since joining Apple in 2006, he has been involved in the development of some of the most innovative accessibility features in the industry. This includes Apple’s VoiceOver screenreader technology; the first accessible smart wearable, Apple Watch; and other initiatives across the Apple ecosystem that support a culture of inclusion.

Braille Institute’s ‘Best in Tech 2019’ event is being held at Braille Institute, 741 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029. Event and parking in the center’s underground parking facility off New Hampshire Avenue are both free. Learn more and register to attend here.

For information, contact: Jack Follman, 360-421-3095 // jafollman@brailleinstitute.org