Vision Awareness Day
Perkins School for the Blind

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Join us at the new Grousbeck Center for Students and Technology in Watertown, MA
to learn about assistive devices for people with visual impairment.

Stop by any time between 9am and 4pm for this FREE event.

  • Try out high-tech devices and new tools for independent living.
  • Participate in presentations and hands-on demonstrations of new products by experts from Freedom Scientific, Humanware and Perkins Products.
  • Talk to experts about solutions for you or someone you know who is living with vision loss.
  • Discuss the challenges you (as a user, teacher, administrator, etc.) have in selecting and using the appropriate devices.
  • Explore Perkins’ new state-of-the-art Grousbeck Center for Students and Technology.
Event Agenda
8:30amEarly-bird tour of the Grousbeck Center
9:00amIntroduction and Welcome
9:15amHumanWare presentation about their digital talking book players including the Victor Reader Stratus, the newest features of the Apex note takers and their new line of braille displays
10:30amOpen discussion and hands-on demonstrations
11:00amHumanWare discussion and demonstration of their low vision devices
12:00pmOpen discussion and hands-on demonstrations
12:30pmBreak for lunch and tour of the Grousbeck Center
1:00pmIntroduction of new Perkins Products
1:30pmFreedom Scientific presentation about the Pearl hardware and Openbook software for scanning and reading text aloud
2:30pmFreedom Scientific presentation about the new JAWS 13
3:00pmOpen discussion and hands-on demonstrations

View directions to the Perkins campus.
Any questions please email

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Grousbeck Center for Students and Technology
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472

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