100% Optical Seminar Programme 2022

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The power of assistive technologies and why they matter in the fight against sight loss

25 Apr 2022
OSA
As a blind user of assistive technologies, Julian wants to be mobile, independent, safe and informed. In this context, He will introduce his social enterprise VisionBridge and his work to not only support eye research but also to champion particularly innovative so called “wearables, portables, solutions and Apps.” And the rehabilitative value that they offer users. He will touch on specific examples of technical engenuity in the fields of vision enhancement, object avoidance and recognition, orientation and navigation and just some of the emerging trends worldwide. He will highlight the current barriers for VI patients to accessing  such technologies and the critical need for all professionals  across eye health, healthcare, education, community, voluntary and social care sectors to help spread the word about the benefits of such technologies
Speakers
Julian Jackson, Director - VisionsBridge
Bob Hutchinson, CEO/Editor and Director - Primary Health Net

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