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Virtual Programs from Vision Organizations

Here are a few more upcoming online programs:

Future In Sight’s workshops include:

On May 10, 2023, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm ET, the BLAST Tech Workshop: Accessible Fun Games will offer adults the opportunity to learn more about many accessible game apps currently available, such as RS Games and Dice World. Delve into the “fun side of technology” and register for this session by visiting the webpage for Accessible Fun Games.

On May 11, 2023 from 7 to 8 pm ET, adults and youth can find out about The Business of Being Blind: (and) Meet Christy Havey. Havey, a licensed massage therapist who is visually impaired due to glaucoma, will focus on relaxation and therapeutic techniques. She will share her career journey and “what it takes to become a successful massage therapist with vision loss.” For more information and to register, read the description about The Business of Being Blind.

On May 24, 2023 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm ET, a BLAST Tech Workshop “All About the Etsy App” will help adults navigate Etsy to find its personalized or handcrafted items. Whether you’d like to learn how to use the app or sell products, “discovering the accessibility of Etsy is for you!” Find out more and register here for “All About the Etsy App.”

For additional information about these and other events, visit Future In Sight’s Calendar.

The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington’s offerings include:

On May 9, 2023 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm ET, a program will commemorate Healthy Vision Month with speaker Mazin Eisarrag, MD from MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Find out more and get the Zoom link here for Healthy Vision Month.

On May 16, 2023 from 1 to 2 pm ET, Tech Talk Tuesday: Survival Braille will cover the basics for navigating community settings, such as bathrooms and elevators. While learning the entire braille language “may sound daunting,” learning more about these features can be useful. Find out more here about Tech Talk Tuesday: Survival Braille.

On May 17, 2023 from 11 am to 12:30 pm ET, join in a Low Vision Town Hall—(and) Learn About Vision Aware, the online platform featuring helpful articles, resources, and tips from experts and others with vision loss. Kathryn Frederick, CPACC, VisionAware Digital Content Manager, will share their offerings. Additional details and the link are available here for the Low Vision Town Hall about Vision Aware.

To register for these events, please call 301-951-4444. For more information about these and other programs, visit the Prevention of Blindness of Metropolitan Washington webpage on Low Vision Resource and Support Group Events.