WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue August 7, 2012
Meeting to be Held to Discuss Assistive Technology for Blind and Low Vision Individuals
A meeting will be held in Bowling Green Tuesday evening, to provide information about assistive technology for blind and low-vision people. The South Central Kentucky Council of the Blind will also provide details on a new grant program that can help to supply matching funds for needed equipment purchases.
The President of the South Central Kentucky Council of the Blind, Dr. Ron Milliman, says the meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about blindness and new developments in assistive technology. Some of those devices will be demonstrated, including talking watches, talking calculators, and devices that can help to identify clothing colors. He says, "Most people have no idea the huge number of devices that are available."
The August 8th meeting will start at 7pm Central time, at the Disability Resource Initiative, which is located at 624 Eastwood Street in Bowling Green. The activity is free and open to the public. More information on the South Central Kentucky Council of the Blind can be found at www.sckcb.org