Expo 2018

Is Your Head In The Cloud?

10AM – 2PM  
Tuesday 27 November.

Try something new. What is Aira and How Does It Work? The Latest Braille devices. Accessing Google Docs…

Workshops:

10:30am NV Access 

NV Access are up first to tell us all about what’s new in the latest version of the free screen reader. They also will talk about Google’s cloud services, like Docs and Drive. And even answer your questions. 

11:30am – Vision Australia 

So how familiar are you with Google Home? What about Aira? The new personal assistant? We have an exciting presentation from Vision Australia that you definitely won’t want to miss.

1:30pm – SVRC 

Last up, SVRC will tell you all about Seeing AI, and showcase some of the cool new features in iOS 12 so you can maximise the use of your iOS device.

Try magnification and screen reading software, audio books, navigation and optical character recognition devices, braille technology and more.

Navigate through the expo space independently with QR codes on each exhibitor’s table.

Cost: Free (and no need to register).

For further details: you can contact us!

Check out our exhibitors below.

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2018 Exhibitors

Meet our 2018 Exhibitors.

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Quantum R.L.V.


Quantum has been providing equipment and support for over 30 years to people with a print disability (low vision, blindness or a learning difficulty). Quantum was the founding sponsor of the Macular Disease Foundation and we are an approved supplier to NDIS. We have a very large selection of technology and training options for students.


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Vision Australia


Vision Australia provides practical information, equipment and skills to give you confidence and independence at work, school and home. We work people of every age and we’ll always be there when you need us most.


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Pacific Vision


Pacific Vision will work with you to provide the best solution possible to ensure that your assistive technology requirements are met. We are one of the largest providers of assistive technology in the world, with our products ranging from hand help magnifiers to a range of Braille Notetakers and Readers. Whether you require assistive technology for education, leisure or working lives we will have a product to suit you.

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HumanWare


HumanWare is a manufacturer of innovative Assistive Technology and has been providing solutions to people who are vision impaired or blind for over 27 years. We have established ourselves as market leaders in the industry and are trusted suppliers to many low vision and blindness organisations, education sector and various government and commercial operations. Some of our product range includes: Prodigi, explore, SmartView, Victor Reader, BrailleNote , Brailliant and Trekker Breeze Plus.


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NV Access


NV Access are the creators of NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access), a free “screen reader” which enables blind and vision impaired people to use computers. It reads the text on the screen in a computerised voice and converts text to Braille if a Braille display is connected to the PC.
NV Access have also recently released “Basic Training for NVDA” and “Microsoft Word with NVDA” training modules and the upcoming NVDA certification program.



Independent Vision


Independent Vision was created after years of working with Low Vision Organisations and Charities in Australia and the USA. My name is Kristine O’Brien and I am the founder of Independent Vision.

Being diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease later in life, I have always sought out ways to retain my independence. I continue to look for great new products that can help you independently live your life.

I am excited to be introducing to you the new Zoomax “Snow 10 Pro” Video Magnifier at the Expo!

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childsPly by Claire


childsPly by Claire is a small business based in Melbourne producing wooden puzzles and games for young children. With inspiration from staff and students at SVRC, I have now produced a range of tactile games and teaching aids for blind and low vision students – from fun dice games and puzzle challenges to introductory Braille maths and music kits. I also make reading/writing slope boards and Perkins Brailler reading extensions. Special requests are my specialty so come and have a chat.


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Guide Dogs Victoria


Guide Dogs Victoria provide Victorians with low vision or blindness with high quality training and support to maximise their independence. We do this by teaching practical skills to help children and adults reach their personal potential: regardless of when or how they became affected by low vision or blindness. These skills are developed under our Orientation & Mobility training programs and with the support of Occupational Therapists.


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Inclusive Technology – Monash University


The Inclusive Technology group from Monash University’s Faculty of Information Technology conducts formal research into the application of new technologies for inclusion and access. Thanks to the SensiLab maker space, we are also able to easily transform our ideas into physical products.

At this year’s expo, we will showcase a range of 3D prints, laser cuts and electronic devices developed over the last year for access to braille and graphics.