Free Sight Support Expo coming to Bendigo – PRWire


Announcement posted by Thurnham Teece 05 Aug 2022
For many people who are blind or have low vision, the last two years have been challenging, with difficulty conducting face to face appointments with customers in their homes, Quantum offices or via community events.
 
Now that conditions have changed, and with the needs of the blind and low vision community in mind, Quantum RLV is presenting a free one-day Expo in Bendigo for locals on Tuesday 16 August 2022. 
 
Those who may be affected by macular disease, glaucoma, stroke, blindness, or any condition which affects their vision, as well as those with reading and learning challenges, are welcome. Family and carers are also very welcome, as are health care professionals and their clients.
 
“Low vision is a term used to describe a reduced quality of vision experienced by an individual, where spectacles and contact lenses are no longer enough. Although low vision is an everyday term, the reality is that every individual is unique and needs a tailored solution to help them retain their independence and function well in their everyday life” says Low Vision Consultant Leon Savaris.
 
On the day of the Expo, there will be an opportunity to discuss individuals’ specific low vision issues and understand what assistive technology is available with an opportunity to road test equipment. Latest text to speech wearable OrCam technology will be available for trial.
 
What                          Sight Support Expo
When                         Tuesday 16 August 2022 (12.30pm – 3.30 pm)
Where                        Bendigo Library, 259 Hargreaves St, Bendigo
 
For media enquiries and interview:
Lyn Thurnham          [email protected]         Ph 0418 490 989
General manager

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