[The Brazil Times nameplate] Fair ~ 63°F  
High: 71°F ~ Low: 46°F
Sunday, May 1, 2016

Local center to host fourth Low Vision Expo

Thursday, March 18, 2010

TERRE HAUTE -- The American Foundation for the Blind estimates that 6.5 million Americans 65-older have a severe visual impairment. By 2030, rates of severe vision loss will double alongside the country's aging population.

The Wabash Independent Living and Learning Center, a non-profit independent living center, will host the fourth Low Vision Expo Wednesday, March 31, at the Meadows Shopping Center in Terre Haute.

The Indiana Assistive Technology Act (INDATA) Project at Easter Seals Crossroads will have a booth with information and resources as well as different types of assistive technology devices that can be used to improve the lives of people who are experiencing vision loss.

Some of the devices include handheld electronic magnifiers, low vision playing cards, large print books, talking thermometers and more.

For more information, call Sara Croft at 1-317-466-2013 or 1-888-466-1314.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: