VRATE 2016 Speakers

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Title Room # Time Speaker Organization

Town Hall Q&A

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Room Garnet Room

GCBVI

Topic: Meet the people who represent the needs of the blind community to Arizona.

Governor's Council on the Blind and Visually Impaired


Blind Athletes: Get Inspired

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Room Diamond Room B

Blind and Visually Impaired Athletes

Topic: Hear stories of motivation from blind athletes who love to stay active.

Blind Athletes


How a Regular Book Becomes a Talking Book

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Room Diamond Room A

Librarian

Topic: Learn the inside process of how your audio book comes to your ears.

Arizona Craille & Talking Book Library


11 Tips to Help Maintain Independence Despite Visual Impairment

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Room Emerald Room

Dr. Lynne Noon

Topic: Discussion of low vision devices and rehabilitation services to keep indpendance

Low Vision Diplomate


A Recipe for Success, Skills for student with blindness or VI

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Room Jade Room

SAVVI Instructors

Topic: Presented for the youth who are preparing for college. What you need to know.

Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired


Bluetooth Technology to guide the future of accessibility

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Room Jade Room

David Furukawa

Topic: Learn how to operate the FAR mobile app for use at VRATE 2018.

Foresight Augmented Reality (FAR)


Creating a Disability Friendly Smart Home

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Room Sapphire Room

Bill Boules

Topic: Learn about the products that main-stream companies offer to help the blind.

National Assistive Technology Expert


GCBVI Assistive Technology Committee: Latest Trends in Technology

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Room Emerald Room

GCBVI members

Topic: This two part presentation is a hit year after year. Come see what tech is new!

Governor's Council on Blindness & Visual Impairment


Being the Best: Be a Lion

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Room Ruby Room

Sean Callagy

Topic: Overcome obstacles by having a mastery mindset. Set your trajectory for success.

Callagy Results Formula


Driving to Independence Even When Legally Blind

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Room Jade Room

Jenny Nordine

Topic: Did you know with the right bioptics some legally blind people drive? learn how.

Occupational Therapy


Visionaries: A Support Group for Those Adjusting to Vision Loss

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Room Diamond Room A

Rev. Mike "Big Dog" Abell

Topic: Adjusting to blindness can be difficult, but it can be done! Join us. .

Visionaries


Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Guide Dogs

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Room Diamond Room B

Speakers with Guide Dogs

Topic: Get the low down on the good the bad and the silly that comes with a guide dog.

Guide Dog Panel


Knowing Your Rights & Responsibilities As A Client of the VR Program

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Room Garnet Room

John Gutierez

Topic: Know your options and rights as you are getting back to work through VR.

Arizona Center for Disability Law


Diabetes Management & the Important Role of Nutrition

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Room Sapphire Room

Bill Boules

Topic: Cases, different types, and how to independently manage.

blindrehab.com


Hands on Demonstrations of independent living tools

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Room The Vault

Various demonstrators

Topic: Some of the items will include kitchen tools, clocks, games, medical devices etc

Volunteers to teach home living


Tips For Getting Hired

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Room Diamond Room B

Pros on getting hired

Topic: Ask questions and get expert advice on the does and don'ts of getting the job!

The Employment Panel


Vision Workshop

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Room Diamond Room A

Spring Representative

Topic: Discover steps you can take to LOVE your life: in health, vocation, or more time

Sprint Wireless


All About Social Security

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Room Jade Room

Jack Burns

Topic: Social Security overview for benefits and being legally blind.

Social Security Administration Public Affairs Specialist


Wearable Technologies

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Room Sapphire Room

Bill Boules

Topic: Glasses, watches and even headsets are being built with accessible features!

blindrehab.com


Success as a Person with Combined Hearing & Vision Loss

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Room Garnet Room

Annette Reichman

Topic: High expectations with the right attitude and tools for overcoming obstacles.

Arizona Schools for the Deaf & Blind


Part 2 - GCBVI Assistive Technology Committee: Latest Trends in Technology

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Room Emerald Room

GCBVI

Topic: This two part presentation is a hit year after year. Come see whats new in Tech.

Governor's Council on Blindness & Visual Impairment


Oh My Aching Back: Ergonomics for Low Vision

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Room Ruby Room

Jenny Nordine

Topic: Learn how to compensate for overuse of parts of your body because of vision loss

Occupation Therapy