Media Release

 

Monday, February 25, 2013
For Immediate Release

Contact: Margaret Kurtz
Telephone: 229-6993

 

Free Vision Forum At Las Vegas Senior Center March 7
No-Cost Basic Skills Workshops For Visually Impaired

 

Living as a blind or visually impaired person is such a challenge! How do you find where you’re going, achieve your potential, or complete your education? Join other visually impaired individuals, their families and those who serve them for a free one-day event with workshops on basic skills and a vendor area with high- and low-technology equipment and community resources. The eighth annual Vision Forum is scheduled for Thursday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Las Vegas Senior Center, located at 451 E. Bonanza Road. The vendor exhibit area will be open from 8 to 10 a.m. in the adjacent Dula Gym.

Workshop topics will include fitness, nutrition, technology tips, low vision resources, health advocacy, goals, Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines, blindness training, transportation, education and family discussion. The event is sponsored by Blindconnect, the city of Las Vegas, Nevada Council of the Blind and the Veterans Administration Vision Program. Those who pre-register by 5 p.m. Feb. 27 are guaranteed a free lunch, raffle ticket and expedited Paratransit service. Download the registration form and brochure here, register at the senior center, or call (702) 229-6454 to register by telephone. Registration March 7 opens at 8 a.m. at the senior center.

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