Learning to use assistive technology can be a game-changer to increase independence and improve daily activities for those who are blind or visually impaired
At Braille Institute, January is Technology Month with workshops and experts that discuss new technology for vision impaired from providers like Microsoft Soundscape, OrCam, NorthState Assistive Technology and Bonocle.
All technology for vision impaired workshops are conducted virtually through phone and video calls, enabling anyone anywhere to participate. Anyone requiring assistance or technology training can receive free one-on-one technology help from Braille Institute’s Connection Pointe technology centers located in each of the seven Southern California locations. The centers offer instruction on a wide variety of mainstream and adaptive technology devices.
Understanding how to get the most out of technology is incredibly valuable for those who are blind or visually impaired, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing can be isolating, especially for those who are visually impaired, so staying connected using technology is especially important.
Braille Institute offers free technology services, classes, and workshops throughout the year and puts an increased focus on tech each January, knowing many of their students receive new technology devices as gifts for the holidays.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, services are temporarily only offered remotely. Call 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553), Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PT) to schedule an appointment or visit BrailleInstitute.org to register for a workshop.