Portable Video Magnifiers & Smart Assistants

Date: November 21, 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join us for a two-part webinar in a one-hour package!

The Sharper Vision Store’s manager, Kris Johannsen, will demonstrate several of the portable video magnifiers. He will discuss their similarities and differences and why you might choose one over the other.

The second part will overview the smart assistants Alexa and Hey Google. They do much more than report the weather or tell a joke. Vision services staff will show how a wifi connection and a smart assistant can support a person with vision impairment to accomplish some challenging everyday tasks.

Learn more about the Sharper Vision Store and Council services by joining in this conversation from the comfort of your own home. Register today using the form below or call 608-255-1166. We will provide you with instructions to join the webinar from a computer or phone.

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Man uses a handheld digital magnifier to read the newspaper.
Portable video magnifiers can make it easier to read newspapers, menus, and other printed material at home or on the go.
This 1-hour webinar is free. Registration is required to receive access to the live webinar, handouts, and a link to the archived version afterwards.

A webinar is an online presentation. Listeners can be in any location with internet connection to hear the presentation and view video clips or slides. Listeners can ask questions and provide comments. Join the webinar via Zoom using a computer, laptop, tablet, smart phone or phone. If preferred, listeners can access the audio portion of the webinar using a standard telephone line. All registrants will receive information to access the webinar.

For more information, contact Jean Kalscheur at jkalscheur@WCBlind.org or at 608-237-8106.