Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 - Royal Society for the Blind

Hosted by the Royal Society for the Blind | Canberra Blind Society (RSB|CBS), Overview 2015 will showcase the latest in adaptive technology at a two-day event beginning Friday July 24 – and there’s good reason why Canberra horticulturist Glenn Sheather will be one of the first to walk through the doors.

Adaptive technology enables Glenn, who is legally blind, to work just like any sighted horticulturist giving him the edge to hold-down a job. That, says Glenn, is why, adaptive technology is priceless!

“These days we’re all using technology but for someone who has a disability, adaptive technology takes on this critical role of actually helping that person to maintain a job and in this competitive market that means everything,” Glenn says.

“Not just being able to support my family but the dignity and confidence that comes with being able to do my job is so satisfying.”

Glenn relies heavily on battery operated, state-of-the-art magnifiers and other high-tech devices. All of these devices and much more will be on display during Overview 2015.

The event, to be launched by Canberra MLA Meegan Fitzharris, features the very latest adaptive technology for people who live with blindness or low vision. Experts will be on-hand to explain the functions and specifications of all the devices.

Glenn says it’s not often Canberra has the opportunity to see such an impressive display of adaptive technology in one place, bringing all the major suppliers together.

Glenn is looking forward to test-driving the latest in high resolution magnifiers as well as checking out all the other developments in technology that can help him maintain his independence.

EVENT:   Overview 2015  

WHERE:  Griffin Centre, 20 Genge Street Canberra

WHEN:    LAUNCH Friday 24 July 1pm

                EVENT Friday 24 July, 1pm – 5:30pm & Saturday 25 July, 10am – 2:30pm

 

For more information regarding Overview 2015 or to request an interview with Glenn Sheather, please call RSB|CBS on (02) 6249 1239 or visit http://www.rsb.org.au/events/overview-2015-0.

 

Media Contact:
Isla Smith, Fundraising and PR Officer
P (02) 6249 1239

[email protected]

Contact Profile

Royal Society for the Blind


The Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) is a not-for-profit organisation providing services to South Australians who have a severe vision impairment. These services are delivered by a professional, committed and highly qualified team supported by volunteers, drawn from all age groups and walks of life.

Blindness or vision impairment can have a severe impact on a person's lifestyle. The RSB is here to assist people to overcome their vision impairment and participate independently in the community.

The quality and effectiveness of our services is assessed annually through independent client surveys. As our results show, we have continued to provide a high level of client satisfaction over a sustained period of time.

 


Lauren Ferrone
P: (08) 84175537
M: 0439844051
W: www.rsb.org.au

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Technology, Blind, Vision, Adaptive, ACT, RSB, Canberra, Disability

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