VisionCorps Presents Low Vision Wearables Event in Chester County

Smart glasses and wearable accessible technology demonstrations offered for people with vision loss

 VisionCorps will host a Low Vision Wearables Event in Chester County, Thursday, March 28, from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. The event, held at Central Presbyterian Church, 100 West Uwchlan Ave., Downingtown, will feature personalized demonstrations of smart glasses and wearable assistive technology.

Attendees will have the opportunity to test smart glasses designed to help people with certain visual impairments see better. Wearable assistive technology featuring facial recognition, product identification, and text read-through will also be available for testing.

Current event vendors include IrisVision, NuEyes, eSight, and OrCam.

Product representatives and VisionCorps staff will be present to demonstrate technology and answer questions regarding VisionCorps’ services.

“We are excited to bring this technology to our Chester County neighbors who are vision impaired. These devices can help empower individuals who have difficulty completing certain everyday tasks. For instance, something as simple as reading a food label while grocery shopping can now be done independently,” said Chris Ament, Vice President of Rehabilitation and Education, VisionCorps.

The event is free and open to the public. Please call VisionCorps at 1-866-876-6550 with questions or for more information.

 

About VisionCorps

VisionCorps serves individuals who are blind or vision impaired in Lancaster, Lebanon, York, Adams, and Chester counties, through rehabilitation services and/or employment opportunities. VisionCorps’ Enterprise Group focuses on employing people who are blind or vision impaired in manufacturing, food processing, and administrative services. VisionCorps Foundation, the fundraising arm of VisionCorps, provides grants, scholarships, and program support for people with vision loss. VisionCorps also partners with Pennsylvania Vision Foundation to facilitate access to free vision exams and basic frames and lenses for low-income families. For more information, please visit visioncorps.net or call 1-866-876-6550.