SVRC Expo 2017
Featuring best practise in access technology options for students with vision impairments.
The expo is on:
TUESDAY 28 NOVEMBER, 2017
10AM – 2PM
Exhibitors and demonstrations of the latest in access technology for students with vision impairments.
Come and try magnification and screen reading software, Audio books, navigation and optical character recognition devices
braille technology and more.
The day is open to teachers, aides, families, students, mobility instructors, therapists or anyone with an interest in access technology for students with vision impairments.
Plan to spend the time to try out something new!
Workshops will be listed here shortly!
Cost: Free (and no need to register).
For further details: you can contact us!
Check out our exhibitors below.
In 2016, the below exhibitors were at our Expo. Watch this space for the 2017 ones!
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.
The Vision Australia Library opens up a world of information to people who are blind, have low vision or a print disability. Library members can access thousands of audio books, magazines, newspapers and podcasts, as well as braille and print braille titles. The library of audio titles can be accessed via the VA Connect app. DAISY players can also be rented from the library.
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.
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.
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.
European Eyewear is Australia’s primary supplier of magnification and specialized lighting for the visually impaired. The company was founded 44 years ago and still owned within the same family. The main supplier to European Eyewear is the German company Eschenbach Optik Nurnburg the world’s leading producer of magnification. Eschenbach have been in business for 103 years. The association of European Eyewear with Eschenbach ensures leading edge technology in all aspects of magnification.
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.
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.
Puggles are baby echidnas. They are born blind. Puggles Pieces is about the creation of individual pieces for the muggle in your life. Come and meet Bree at Expo who will be showcasing Puggles Pieces.
Find out more at pugglespieces.com.au