Open House Low Vision Technology Fair

Dear Readers,

Last week’s event was a SUCCESS!  

Low Vision Etc. owners Kathy Foster and and Janet Bernhardt from Monroe, Louisiana coordinated a FREE Open House Low-Vision Technology Fair at MIB in which we all could showcase and demonstrate different types of aids and appliances to assist with low vision needs.  Low Vision Etc. works specifically to bring high-tech low-vision products, such as CCTVs and other electronic magnifying devices, to areas in need throughout the South East.  We were very lucky to have such dedicated associates organizing such a wonderful event!

In conjunction with the Open House, Mississippi Industries for the Blind also opened their new Low Vision Store to the public!  The store stocks items such as LED Magnifiers, Talking Watches, Canes, Specialized Cooking Utensils, among a variety of others!  MIB is also hoping to organize a volunteer program in which full-time and part-time volunteers can run the store!

We are so grateful to everyone who helped and attended this event.  It was the first of its kind at our facility, but we hope to host many more like it!
Latoya welcomes YOU to the MIB Low Vision Store!

MIB stocks all sorts of Low Vision Aids & Appliances.  Here you can see Canes, Talking Watches & Clocks, Magnifiers, Monocular Scopes, and Braille Board Games such as Bingo & Scrabble!
Large waves of visitors made their way through the MIB Low Vision Store, Low Vision Etc.’s demo room, and the refreshments area last Wednesday between 9am-12pm!

Tracy, Kathy, Janet, Mike, and Roy pose for a photo in between crowd surges.

Roy Granger & former Jackson City Council member, Louis Armstrong, pose for a photo in the Low Vision showcase room.

Janet demonstrates a CCTV to a visitor.  Not only does the screen enlarge the print of the paper below, but it also can change the contrast or color to suit the needs of the reader!  Very impressive.

Our Open House attendees snack and visit after exploring the Low Vision Aids and Appliances Store & Demo!

Roy, Connie, Janet, Kathy, Carolyn, Latoya, Chris, Joyce, and Kelsey all wait to hear the winners of the raffle for the Mini Pebble–a hand-held, electronic, magnifying device!

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