Flying Blind, LLC E-News - Volume 12
Current Information on the Adaptive Technology Industry
is always available on the Flying Blind, LLC Website at:
Leader Dogs For The Blind http://www.leaderdog.org
In this edition of the FB-Eye Spotlight, we introduce you to Leader Dogs for the Blind. Aside from the fact that Leader Dogs is one of the oldest guide dog training facilities in the United States, with over 13,500 graduates, this organization has developed a number of curricula that provide Extended Services to persons who are vision impaired, beyond the scope of dog guide travel.
Its GPS Training affords participants the opportunity to unleash the power of the Trekker and Breeze GPS systems to orient themselves to their surroundings.
More Here: http://www.leaderdog.org/site/PageServer?pagename=GPS
Its Technology Training Program affords willing and qualified vision impaired people the opportunity to develop real-life skills in the workplace.
More Here: http://www.leaderdog.org/site/PageServer?pagename=CareerDevelopment
Leader Dog’s Orientation and Mobility Program provides a solid foundation for the vision impaired traveler who wishes to one day apply for a guide dog.
More Here: http://www.leaderdog.org/site/PageServer?pagename=OM
And its Universities Program ensures that students studying to train persons who are vision impaired in orientation and mobility skill building receive the hands-on training required to effectively interact with visually impaired students who use guide dogs.
More Here: http://www.leaderdog.org/site/PageServer?pagename=UniversitiesProgram
These services are excellent compliments to Leader Dogs' 70+ years of exemplary dog guide service and commitment. Please feel free to visit the Leader Dogs Website and donate today.
Flying Blind, LLC is pleased to be participating in three different activities at the AER 2008 International Conference, July 22nd - 27th at the magnificent Mile Marriott in Chicago, Illinois.
AER 2008 International Conference:
Come visit us in the Vision Cue (http://www.visioncue.com) Booth in the Exhibit Hall where we’ll be demonstrating Optelec’s ALVA BC640 and Easy Link Series of Wireless Braille Displays working with Code Factory’s Mobile Speak Symbian, Mobile Speak Smartphone, and Mobile Speak Pocket mobile screenreaders.
We’ll also be showcasing these displays with today’s most popular desktop screenreaders as well as demonstrating Optelec’s Compact+ and Traveller+ low vision options.
Flying Blind, LLC will also be located in the Evas (http://www.evas.com) and ICRC (http://at.icrcsolutions.com) booths where we will be demonstrating EVAS’s product continuum and discussing ICRC’s Consolidated Help Desk Support Services.
Lastly, Flying Blind, LLC would like to invite you to attend a poster session entitled, "Wired for Business: Refreshable BRAILLE in Educational and Employment Settings" which will be conducted on Saturday, July 26th from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM.
In this presentation, we’ll discuss the necessity for refreshable Braille within the classroom as well as within competitive employment for those of us who are print impaired, focusing on the latest innovations in wireless Braille access, and how these innovations can be most effectively integrated into today’s classroom and job site.
Until then, safe travels to Chicago, and be on the look-out for some exciting podcasts featuring some new and exciting products later this summer!