[Cabs] NEW PERSPECTIVES EXPO GREELEY CO
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Wed Jul 24 21:19:50 UTC 2013
Please join the Greeley chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado for the New Perspectives Technology and Resource Expo for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The event will take place at the University of Northern Colorado's University Center. It will be in Columbine A and B and is located at 2045 10th Ave. Greeley, CO. It will be held on July 31 from 9:00AM-7:00PM. Please see the below press release as well as the schedule for breakout sessions. If you have questions contact Cody Bair at 970-673-6998 or codyjbair at yahoo.com<mailto:codyjbair at yahoo.com>. You can also contact Jessica Beecham at 303-778-1130 x 223 or jbeecham at cocenter.org<mailto:jbeecham at cocenter.org>.
New Perspective Expo Venders
* AKB Vision
* Audio Information Network of Colorado
* Beyond Sight
* Blind Technology Institute
* Connections for Independent Living
* Colorado Center for the Blind
* Colorado Devision of Rehabilitation Services
* Greeley Lions Club
* Greeley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of CO
* Insight Skills Center
* Techie Joe's
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Release Date: July 22, 2013
Greeley chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado
codyjbair at yahoo.com<mailto:codyjbair at yahoo.com>
Greeley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind and University of Northern Colorado Disability Support Services Sponsor New Perspectives Expo
Greeley, Colorado: The Greeley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado (NFBCO) and the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) Disability Support Services Department have partnered to host the 2013 New Perspectives Expo on July 31st, 2013 at the University Center, 2045 10th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80639, Colombine A and B, from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. The New Perspectives expo will highlight technology, techniques, and resources for individuals who are blind or low vision in Greeley. Individuals who are blind/low vision, their friends, family members, professionals working with people who are blind/low vision and students studying blindness related fields will have the opportunity to learn ways that blind people can use technology, complete daily tasks around the home, travel independently, and more.
Cody Bair, president of the Greeley Chapter of NFBCO said: “Many people in the community have approached our organization with questions pertaining to blindness and how a person with vision loss might accomplish certain tasks. Providing the New Perspectives Expo gives us the opportunity to answer these questions in a hands on and user friendly way.” “Many people think loosing sight is scary,” says Greeley chapter of NFBCO secretary and Teacher of the Visually Impaired Marty Rahn, “we want to show them that blindness is not a big deal. Once you have the tools and techniques in place, you can live just like anyone else. The Disability Support Services department at UNC generously donated the cost of hosting the event at the UNC Greeley campus allowing a central location for individuals in the community to gather and learn about blindness and vision loss.
Join the Greeley Chapter of NFBCO and the Disability Support Services Department of UNC on Wednesday, July 31 at The University Center to learn about the technology, techniques, and resources that people who are blind and low vision use to live normal and independent lives.
About the Greeley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado
The Greeley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado (NFBCO), is a chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado and a part of the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots nationwide membership organization of blind people in the United States. The Greeley Chapter of the NfBCO welcomes individuals who are blind, their friends and family members, and other interested community members to join our monthly meetings at the Greeley Senior Center where we work to positively impact life for the blind of Greeley, Colorado. For more information please call Cody Bair, president of the Greeley Chapter at 970-673-6998<tel:970-673-6998> or e-mail
codyjbair at yahoo.com<mailto:codyjbair at yahoo.com>.
New Perspectives Expo
Note: Exhibitor booths will be set up from 9:00am-7:00pm but breakout sessions will be held at the times listed below.
10:00AM-11:00AM. Blind people CAN use Xcel and PowerPoint! Want to learn how?
11:30PM-12:30PM: The Freedom Scientific Access Bundle and Apple Make Quite a Pair
1:45PM-2:45PM: Out and about: Tips and Tricks for safe and effective travel.
3:00PM-4:00PM: Taking Charge! Self-Advocacy Panel
4:30PM-5:30PM: Navigating the world of iDevices: strategies and useful applications
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