Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services Plans October 5 Technology Day

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Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh is sponsoring a Technology Day featuring the latest technology for persons who are blind or vision impaired in cooperation with the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children Friday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the School for Blind Children, 201 N. Bellefield Ave., Oakland.

Technology Day is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and exhibits run from 9:00 a.m. to noon and repeat from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, contact Spero Pipakis at 412-368-4400 ext. 3415 or email spipakis@pghvis.org.

Participating vendors, including Humanware, Freedom Scientific and Enhanced Vision, will display and demonstrate closed-circuit televisions (CCTV), Braille displays, and other computer-based products.

MORE ABOUT BVRS

Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, a 102-year-old private nonprofit, has been a leader in programs and services for people of all ages who are blind, vision impaired or have other disabilities. We believe in independence through rehabilitation. Our mission is to change the lives of persons with vision loss and other disabilities by fostering independence and individual choice.

We offer comprehensive and personalized computer instruction, employment and vocational services, personal adjustment to blindness and deaf blindness training, independence skill building, in-home instruction, and low vision services for persons with vision loss. BVRS is a United Way Impact Fund Award for Excellence Agency formerly known as Pittsburgh Vision Services of Oakland and Bridgeville, and is accredited by The National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving People with Blindness or Vision Impairments (NAC).

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