BrailleNote Touch Workshop – Rhode Island

 

Thank you for your interest in our HumanWare BrailleNote Touch Workshop on October 4th at Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College.

Click one of the links below to register:

(Email info@nelowvision.com if you need the entry form in a different format.)

There are ONLY 10 seats available!  Register Now!

In partnership with the Rhode Island College and HumanWare, we are pleased to offer these all-day workshops in a personal and relaxed setting.

You will receive a Certificate of Attendance equivalent to six(6) hours of technology training for attending this workshop.

The BrailleNote Touch is an intuitive, efficient and modern device which Braille reading students can use to complete classroom assignments. As the first Google certified Braille tablet, the BrailleNote Touch offers many classroom advantages including access to Google Apps for education, access to apps in the Google Play Store, and efficient ways to share classroom content.

This workshop will provide you with hands-on activities, demonstration and interactive discussion:

  • Introduction to the BrailleNote Touch
  • Identify how the BrailleNote Touch can be used to complete writing assignments
  • Available resources used to teach students how to use the BrailleNote Touch
  • Review and identify applications and how to best navigate
  • Explore context sensitive help and the context menu
  • And much more

The morning session will include an introduction to the BrailleNote Touch, the menu structure, and contextual help.  Participants will explore the structure of the file management system and creation of documents in Keyword.  We will also examine how one can create and work within a key word document.

The afternoon portion will include advanced word processing topics including reviewing, editing previewing and sharing documents.  We will also examine how you can input match content into Keyword document.  The workshop will wrap up with an exploration of the BrailleNote Touch tablet surface and advantages to interacting with this surface for both students and educational professionals.

We are limiting each workshop to a maximum of 10 people, to remain personal, customized and relaxed.  We already have people pre-registered so don’t delay.

Click link to view the preliminary agenda for this workshop series BrailleNote Touch Workshop Agenda-RI

Click one of the links below to register:

(Email info@nelowvision.com if you need the entry form in a different format.)

There are ONLY 10 seats available!  Register Now!

More Information About Our Workshops

If you have any questions about these workshops you can call Kate at 888-211-6933, ext. 212 or send an email to kate@nelowvision.com.

More Information About BrailleNote Touch Product

You can visit our product page here http://www.nelowvision.com/product/braillenotetouch/

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What is a Let’s Go Attitude?

Clement J. Krug, Sr.

As we launch our Clement J. Krug, Sr. Award, I want to provide you the history of the award and the Let’s Go Attitude philosophy.

In 2003, at the young age of 61, my father Clement J. Krug Sr., a strong 6’3″ NYC detective, was diagnosed with a very rare and advanced form of abdominal cancer. Suddenly life changed.

I remember an occasion when our family was gathered again at a hospital in New York City keeping Dad company in the pre-op room waiting for another surgical procedure in an attempt to excise the spreading cancer. The time came when the nurse dismissed the family, but unknown to all, I lingered behind a few extra moments. Concealed around a corner wall, I watched as my Dad interacted jokingly and kibitzing with his nurse. I remember Dad sitting up on the end of the hospital bed wearing his johnny, when after a few whimsical comments the nurse asked, “So, Are you ready?” Dad quickly replied, “Let’s Go!” He then stood up, politely declined using the provided wheelchair, and with pep in his step walked to the operating room.

Even as time passes the memory of my Dad’s attitude and those two words, ‘Let’s Go!’ stick with me. I did not hear fear, complaining, whining or blaming, all of which would be very understandable. All I heard was the spontaneous positive shout from the soul of my Dad. He was ready to take action, ready to fight, although the road ahead was unknown and burdensome. Now, many years later, his shout continues to live in me as my shout too.

What about you?  Do you also have a ‘Let’s Go!’ attitude?  Tell me why you think you do. Click here if you would like to nominate someone for the Clement J. Krug, Sr. Award. In my Dad’s honor, I would be honored to award one technology product valued up to $6,000.00 to one special student who also wants to continue my Dad’s shout.

Scott J. Krug, President
New England Low Vision and Blindness

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Clement J. Krug, Sr. Award

Clement J. Krug Sr. Award

Clement J. Krug, Sr. award was established to recognize a student who exemplifies a Let’s Go Attitude.  Click here to learn the meaning of this award.

Winner receives a voucher towards a purchase of one product worth up to $6,000.

How Does A Student Qualify:

  • Students must be nominated by TVI, CLVT, COMS, Social Worker, OT, OD, MD or a Low Vision Professional that works with visually impaired students
  • Student is a resident of one of the following states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont
  • Student must be enrolled in school full-time

Rules:

  • Students to write an essay explaining why they demonstrate a “Let’s Go Attitude”
  • Essays must be written by contest participants, in English and completely original in nature
  • Essays should be no fewer than 500 words and no more than 1,000 words
  • All entries must be received by April 30, 2018 in order to qualify
  • There is no limit to the number of students nominated by a Low Vision Professional

How To Enter:

  1. Low Vision Professional completes an entry form – two formats provided: Microsoft Word Format or  Adobe PDF Format (Email info@nelowvision.com if you need the entry form in a different format.)
  2. Submit entry form, along with the student’s essay, either by emailing to info@nelowvision.com or mailing to:

New England Low Vision and Blindness
Attn: CJK Award
799 West Boylston Street  |  Suite 140
Worcester, MA 01606

Submission Deadline:  All submissions must be received by April 30, 2018

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5th Technology Workshop Series – Friday, September 29th

Announcing Our 5th Technology WorkshopTechnology Workshop Series

Why did we launch a Technology Workshop Series?

We heard that many do not have the time to visit with us when we exhibit at conferences, and experience all the New technology.

This is what inspired us to create “Morning Coffee” and “Afternoon Tea”, a New Technology Workshop Series. This is a chance for you to relax, “sip deeply” and learn about the New technology.

Our previous Workshops were a tremendous success with participants learning:

  • All the New technology, including why and how New products now help in New ways
  • New software updates, including the New Fusion, which is the ZoomText and JAWS combo
  • What state and federal resources are available
  • How to best advise their clients and patients
  • What are the funding options
  • What are the best apps available and how to access
  • And more!

The feedback and comments have been extremely positive:

  • “Personal and interactive format was perfect!
  • “Amazingly informative!”
  • “Took time to explain available resources!”
  • “I learned so many new ideas!”
  • “Exceeded my expectations!”
  • “Can’t wait for the next one – so much to learn!”

Don’t miss out on our 5th Workshop – register today!

When: Friday, September 29, 2017

Where: New England Low Vision and Blindness | 799 West Boylston Street, Suite 140 |  Worcester, Massachusetts

Time: Two Flexible Times available To Accommodate Your Schedule – Morning Coffee (9:00AM-12:00PM)  or  Afternoon Tea (1:00PM-4:00PM)

Three ways to reserve your spot:

  1. Send an email to kate@nelowvision.com with your name, phone number and email
  2. Call Kate at 888-211-6933, ext. 212
  3. Go to one for the links below to complete the form:

Click Here to register for Morning Coffee (9:00AM-12:00PM)

Click Here to register for Afternoon Tea (1:00PM-4:00PM)

When you register, be sure to tell us what technology product you would like to get your hands-on.

Because we are limiting each time slot to no more than 12 people, this will provide you with a personalized and customized experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

Reserve your spot today.

After you register, be sure to view these other resources below:

Click here for our Top 10 Low Vision Aid Magnifiers for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).  We also added a bonus selection as well!

Click here to view our extensive list of the suppliers we work with.

Thank you for registering for our 4th Technology Workshop Series! We look forward to seeing you!

New England Low Vision and Blindness

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5th Technology Workshop – Friday, September 29th, Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea With NELVB

Personal Relaxed Setting

Register below for our 5th Technology Workshop!

We are excited to announce our 5th Technology Workshop Seriesworkshop in the series and pleased you will be joining us in the relaxed atmosphere of our Advanced Low Vision Showroom in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Why did we launch a Technology Workshop Series?

We heard that many do not have the time to visit with us when we exhibit at conferences, and experience all the New technology.

This is what inspired us to create “Morning Coffee” and “Afternoon Tea”, a New Technology Workshop Series. This is a chance for you to relax, “sip deeply” and learn about the New technology.

Our previous Workshops were a tremendous success with participants learning:

  • All the New technology, including why and how New products now help in New ways
  • Software updates, including the New Fusion, which is the ZoomText and JAWS combo
  • What state and federal resources are available
  • How to best advise their clients and patients
  • What are the funding options
  • What are the best apps available and how to access
  • And more!

The feedback and comments have been extremely positive:

  • “Personal and interactive format was perfect!
  • “Amazingly informative!”
  • “Took time to explain available resources!”
  • “I learned so many new ideas!”
  • “Exceeded my expectations!”
  • “Can’t wait for the next one – so much to learn!”

Don’t miss out – register today!  Here are the details:

When: Friday, September 29th

Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Where: New England Low Vision and Blindness | 799 West Boylston Street, Suite 140 | Worcester Massachusetts

When you register, be sure to tell us what technology product you would like to get your hands-on.

Because we are limiting each time slot to no more than 12 people, this will provide you with a personalized and customized experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

Three ways to reserve your spot:

  1. Send an email to kate@nelowvision.com with your name, phone number and email
  2. Call Kate at 888-211-6933, ext. 212
  3. Complete the form below:

Technology Workshop #5 - Afternoon Tea, Sep 29th

Reservation for Technology Workshop #5 - Afternoon Session

After you register, be sure to view these other resources below:

Click here for our Top 10 Low Vision Aid Magnifiers for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

Click here to view our extensive list of the suppliers we work with.

Thank you for registering for our 5th Technology Workshop! We look forward to seeing you!

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5th Technology Workshop – Friday, September 29th, Morning Coffee

Morning Coffee With NELVB

Personal Relaxed Setting

Register below for our 5th Technology Workshop!

We are excited to announce our 5th Technology Workshop Seriesworkshop in the series and pleased you will be joining us in the relaxed atmosphere of our Advanced Low Vision Showroom in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Why did we launch a Technology Workshop Series?

We heard that many do not have the time to visit with us when we exhibit at conferences, and experience all the New technology.

This is what inspired us to create “Morning Coffee” and “Afternoon Tea”, a New Technology Workshop Series. This is a chance for you to relax, “sip deeply” and learn about the New technology.

Our previous Workshops were a tremendous success with participants learning:

  • All the New technology, including why and how New products now help in New ways
  • Software updates, including the New Fusion, which is the ZoomText and JAWS combo
  • What state and federal resources are available
  • How to best advise their clients and patients
  • What are the funding options
  • What are the best apps available and how to access
  • And more!

The feedback and comments have been extremely positive:

  • “Personal and interactive format was perfect!
  • “Amazingly informative!”
  • “Took time to explain available resources!”
  • “I learned so many new ideas!”
  • “Exceeded my expectations!”
  • “Can’t wait for the next one – so much to learn!”

Don’t miss out – register today!  Here are the details:

When: Friday, September 29th

Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Where: New England Low Vision and Blindness | 799 West Boylston Street, Suite 140 | Worcester Massachusetts

When you register, be sure to tell us what technology product you would like to get your hands-on.

Because we are limiting each time slot to no more than 12 people, this will provide you with a personalized and customized experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

Three ways to reserve your spot:

  1. Send an email to kate@nelowvision.com with your name, phone number and email
  2. Call Kate at 888-211-6933, ext. 212
  3. Complete the form below:

Technology Workshop #5 - Morning Coffee, September 29

Reservation for Technology Workshop #5 - Morning Session

After you register, be sure to view these other resources below:

Click here for our Top 10 Low Vision Aid Magnifiers for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

Click here to view our extensive list of the suppliers we work with.

Thank you for registering for our 5th Technology Workshop! We look forward to seeing you!

New England Low Vision and Blindness

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Jordy Is Re-Introduced

New Wearable Technology Helps People With Low Vision Regain Visual Independence

Jordy Senior couple enjoying a romantic dinner in their motor homeNew England Low Vision and Blindness, in partnership with Enhanced Vision, are pleased to (re)introduce Jordy, the latest wearable low-vision technology that will revolutionize how those with low vision perform everyday tasks, such as reading mail, paying bills, watching TV and playing cards. Jordy helps legally blind individuals who have macular degeneration or other low-vision conditions regain their visual independence and reclaim their lives.

The National Eye Institute (NEI) defines low vision as the best-corrected visual acuity of less than 20/40 in the patient’s best eye. This means a person with low vision sees at 20 feet with his or her good eye what people with healthy vision can see at 40 feet. More than 2 million people in the United States had low vision in 2010, according to statistics presented by the NEI, but that number will rise to more than 4 million by 2030 as baby boomers age.

Only about 1 percent of the blind population in the U.S. is born without sight, according to the National Federation of the Blind. Most people with low vision lose their sight later in life as the result of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma and diabetes.

Jordy Helps Wearers Regain Visual Independence Jordy - Grandmother and grandaughter looking at photos

Jordy is a hands free distance and close focus wearable magnifier in the form of low vision glasses. Some have called Jordy “Macular Degeneration Glasses”. Jordy low vision glasses are a battery-operated wearable magnifier with a pantoscopic tilt. Jordy glasses can also be used as two low vision systems in one. Jordy can be worn like a pair of glasses to see near, far, & everything in between or mounted to the optional docking stand turning the Jordy into a Desktop video magnifier. This low vision aid is perfect at work, home, school, at your and anywhere on the go!

Innovative Technology

Jordy’s innovative system is the ideal Jordy - Couple reading documents and looking at computersolution for people with Macular Degeneration and other types of vision loss who enjoy an active lifestyle. Jordy low vision glasses can help you to read, write, and see in any environment including work, home, and school. Jordy is a battery-operated, full-color portable system that can be worn like a pair of glasses to see near, far, and everything in between. Jordy becomes a fully functioning HD desktop video magnifier when placed on its optional desktop 24” monitor docking stand.

Lightweight

The Jordy headset is lightweight and portable, weighing in at a mere 8 ounces. An adjustable nosepiece makes Jordy comfortable. Jordy is battery-operated and uses rechargeable batteries, providing the ultimate in convenience.

Features

Packed with features such as HD autofocus camera for distance, intermediate and near viewing; Jordy gives the wearer ultimate control over their visual experience. Other features include 10x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom, dual viewfinders with a wide field of view, and 5-level brightness control.

Optional Docking Stand Offers Even More Visual Independence Jordy with optional docking station

The optional docking stand converts Jordy into a desktop electronic magnifier (CCTV) that features a 24″ high-resolution monitor, an HD autofocus camera and 5.5x to 66x magnification. Users enjoy simple, easy-to-use tactile controls, multiple viewing modes to optimize brightness and contrast, and built-in LED lighting. Jordy even comes with a low-profile protective carrying case.

Designed and assembled in the United States, Jordy comes with a 2-year warranty to ensure complete satisfaction. Users are giving Jordy high marks when it comes to helping them regain visual independence. One wearer, Ed Parker, said “Jordy gave me my life back! It not only helps me do the things I need to do like read my mail and pay my bills, it also allows me to see my grandkids, watch TV, play cards and enjoy so many other things I thought were lost to me. It is simply amazing.”

Want to Learn More?

If you want to know more about Jordy you can visit our product page http://www.nelowvision.com/product/jordy/ where you will find all the details for this product.

To schedule a no obligation demonstration of Jordy, or any of our low vision and blindness products, simply contact the Low Vision Specialist’s at New England Low Vision and Blindness to learn more. Call 888-211-6933 or email info@nelowvision.com.

New England Low Vision and Blindness has two(2) state-of-the-art technology showrooms which are a wonderful low vision and blindness resource, showcasing a variety of leading electronic low vision magnifiers. You can schedule an appointment with a low vision specialist, who can help you find the right low vision solution and other types of low vision rehabilitation services.

If you cannot come to us, our staff can even drive out and bring our Low Vision Store to you, for a no-obligation Low Vision Product demonstration. We offer a comprehensive line of low vision products including electronic magnification low vision aids, and leading low vision products for people with Macular Degeneration, and other forms of vision loss.

4th Technology Workshop Series – Friday, August 18th

Announcing Our 4th Technology WorkshopTechnology Workshop Series Schedule

Why did we launch a Technology Workshop Series?

We heard that many do not have the time to visit with us when we exhibit at conferences, and experience all the New technology.

This is what inspired us to create “Morning Coffee” and “Afternoon Tea”, a New Technology Workshop Series. This is a chance for you to relax, “sip deeply” and learn about the New technology.

Our previous Workshops were a tremendous success with participants learning:

  • All the New technology, including why and how New products now help in New ways
  • New software updates, including the New Fusion, which is the ZoomText and JAWS combo
  • What state and federal resources are available
  • How to best advise their clients and patients
  • What are the funding options
  • What are the best apps available and how to access
  • And more!

The feedback and comments have been extremely positive:

  • “Personal and interactive format was perfect!
  • “Amazingly informative!”
  • “Took time to explain available resources!”
  • “I learned so many new ideas!”
  • “Exceeded my expectations!”
  • “Can’t wait for the next one – so much to learn!”

Don’t miss out on our 4th Workshop – register today!

When: Friday, August 18, 2017

Where: New England Low Vision and Blindness | 1077 Bridgeport Avenue, Suite 103 |  Shelton, Connecticut

Time: Two Flexible Times available To Accommodate Your Schedule – Morning Coffee (9:00AM-12:00PM)  or  Afternoon Tea (1:00PM-4:00PM)

Three ways to reserve your spot:

  1. Send an email to kate@nelowvision.com with your name, phone number and email
  2. Call Kate at 888-211-6933, ext. 212
  3. Go to one for the links below to complete the form:

Click Here to register for Morning Coffee (9:00AM-12:00PM)

Click Here to register for Afternoon Tea (1:00PM-4:00PM)

When you register, be sure to tell us what technology product you would like to get your hands-on.

Because we are limiting each time slot to no more than 12 people, this will provide you with a personalized and customized experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

Reserve your spot today.

After you register, be sure to view these other resources below:

Click here for our Top 10 Low Vision Aid Magnifiers for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).  We also added a bonus selection as well!

Click here to view our extensive list of the suppliers we work with.

Thank you for registering for our 4th Technology Workshop Series! We look forward to seeing you!

New England Low Vision and Blindness

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4th Technology Workshop – Friday, August 18th, Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea with NELVB

Personal Relaxed Setting

Register below for our 4th Technology Workshop!

We are excited to announce our 4th workshop in the series and pleased you will be joining Technology Workshop Series Scheduleus in the relaxed atmosphere of our Advanced Low Vision Showroom in Shelton, Connecticut!

Why did we launch a Technology Workshop Series?

We heard that many do not have the time to visit with us when we exhibit at conferences, and experience all the New technology.

This is what inspired us to create “Morning Coffee” and “Afternoon Tea”, a New Technology Workshop Series. This is a chance for you to relax, “sip deeply” and learn about the New technology.

Our previous Workshops were a tremendous success with participants learning:

  • All the New technology, including why and how New products now help in New ways
  • Software updates, including the New Fusion, which is the ZoomText and JAWS combo
  • What state and federal resources are available
  • How to best advise their clients and patients
  • What are the funding options
  • What are the best apps available and how to access
  • And more!

The feedback and comments have been extremely positive:

  • “Personal and interactive format was perfect!
  • “Amazingly informative!”
  • “Took time to explain available resources!”
  • “I learned so many new ideas!”
  • “Exceeded my expectations!”
  • “Can’t wait for the next one – so much to learn!”

Don’t miss out – register today!  Here are the details:

When: Friday, August 18th

Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Where: New England Low Vision and Blindness | 1077 Bridgeport Avenue, Suite 103 | Shelton, Connecticut

When you register, be sure to tell us what technology product you would like to get your hands-on.

Because we are limiting each time slot to no more than 12 people, this will provide you with a personalized and customized experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

Three ways to reserve your spot:

  1. Send an email to kate@nelowvision.com with your name, phone number and email
  2. Call Kate at 888-211-6933, ext. 212
  3. Complete the form below:

Technology Workshop #4 - Afternoon Tea, August 18th

Reservation for Technology Workshop #4 - Afternoon Session

After you register, be sure to view these other resources below:

Click here for our Top 10 Low Vision Aid Magnifiers for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

Click here to view our extensive list of the suppliers we work with.

Thank you for registering for our 4th Technology Workshop Series! We look forward to seeing you!

New England Low Vision and Blindness

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4th Technology Workshop – Friday, August 18th, Morning Coffee

Morning Coffee With NELVB

Personal Relaxed Setting

Register below for our 4th Technology Workshop!

We are excited to announce our 4th Technology Workshop Series Scheduleworkshop in the series and pleased you will be joining us in the relaxed atmosphere of our Advanced Low Vision Showroom in Shelton, Connecticut!

Why did we launch a Technology Workshop Series?

We heard that many do not have the time to visit with us when we exhibit at conferences, and experience all the New technology.

This is what inspired us to create “Morning Coffee” and “Afternoon Tea”, a New Technology Workshop Series. This is a chance for you to relax, “sip deeply” and learn about the New technology.

Our previous Workshops were a tremendous success with participants learning:

  • All the New technology, including why and how New products now help in New ways
  • Software updates, including the New Fusion, which is the ZoomText and JAWS combo
  • What state and federal resources are available
  • How to best advise their clients and patients
  • What are the funding options
  • What are the best apps available and how to access
  • And more!

The feedback and comments have been extremely positive:

  • “Personal and interactive format was perfect!
  • “Amazingly informative!”
  • “Took time to explain available resources!”
  • “I learned so many new ideas!”
  • “Exceeded my expectations!”
  • “Can’t wait for the next one – so much to learn!”

Don’t miss out – register today!  Here are the details:

When: Friday, August 18th

Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Where: New England Low Vision and Blindness | 1077 Bridgeport Avenue, Suite 103 | Shelton, Connecticut

When you register, be sure to tell us what technology product you would like to get your hands-on.

Because we are limiting each time slot to no more than 12 people, this will provide you with a personalized and customized experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

Three ways to reserve your spot:

  1. Send an email to kate@nelowvision.com with your name, phone number and email
  2. Call Kate at 888-211-6933, ext. 212
  3. Complete the form below:

Technology Workshop #4 - Morning Coffee, August 18th

Reservation for Technology Workshop #4 - Morning Session

After you register, be sure to view these other resources below:

Click here for our Top 10 Low Vision Aid Magnifiers for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

Click here to view our extensive list of the suppliers we work with.

Thank you for registering for our 4th Technology Workshop Series! We look forward to seeing you!

New England Low Vision and Blindness

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