The Council’s Low Vision Fair Comes to Eau Claire

Date: Friday, August 9, 2019

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire Clairemont Campus

620 W Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701

The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired invites Eau Claire area residents to our Low Vision Fair. The Low Vision Fair will feature 15 vendors and four to five educational sessions. Vendors include the Sharper Vision Store, Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library, the Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired, plus others who will showcase products and services. The educational presentations, between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., may include speakers on topics such as smart home technology, strategies to engage in everyday activities, reading with low vision, and use of lighting, labeling and contrast.

Charles Bonin attended his first Low Vision Fair last year in Manitowoc, and found it an excellent place to learn of available resources. “It is a great way to access a lot of information all in one place,” Charles says. “I recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning new things and meeting other people who have a visual impairment.”

Anyone with vision impairment, family, friends or professionals such as occupational therapists, physical therapists and senior living staff, are welcome to attend. There is no cost. Most of all, the Low Vision Fair serves as a space to talk with others who are experiencing vision loss, to discover you are not alone!

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