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Low Vision Expo 2018, Santa Cruz

LOW VISION EXPO Main presenter, Dr. Steven Sanislo describes retinal prosthesis

FREE Event!
Living with Vision Loss

Saturday, September 8, 2018
9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Louden Nelson Community Center
301 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060

Diabetic Retinopathy
Presented by Dr. Carolyn K. Pan, Byers Eye Institute at Stanford

Traveling for the Blind and Visually Impaired using GPS and Beacon Technology
Presented by Germán H. Flores, Ph.D.

Germán H. Flores (Ph.D. ‘17) is a researcher at IBM Research – Almaden, where his research has focused on building solutions that use inertial sensors, wireless sensors, and other sensing technologies for indoor navigation and IoT related applications. He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2017. His dissertation focused on developing navigation systems that use wireless sensors or inertial sensors embedded in a smartphone to provide real-time and reliable travel-related information to help blind or visually impaired travelers reach a destination safely.

Adventures in Low Vision – Living Each Day to the Fullest 
Presented by Ana Bedingfeld, Bevie Crook, David Emanuel, Stacie Grijalva, Patrice Maginnis
Panelists will discuss the many programs & services available to you from Vista Center and the tools available to increase your independence and confidence while living with Vision Loss.


A&E Low Vision Products
Access Ingenuity
Aira Tech
Department of Rehabilitation
Grey Bears
Guide Dogs for the Blind
NorthState Assistive Technology
Santa Cruz County Elections
Santa Cruz METRO
Senior Network Services
Sterling Adaptives
Sunu Band
Western Blind Rehabilitation Center


Event Schedule
9:30 Registration Begins
Registration/Visit Exhibitor Hall
(Exhibitor Hall is open 9:30 am-4pm) 

10:30 – 10:45 am
Welcome & Introductions 

10:45 - 12:00pm 
Diabetic Retinopathy
Dr. Carolyn K. Pan, M.D. Byers Eye Institute, Stanford

11:30 - 1:00pm 
Lunch - Free if you register by September 1, 2018

1:00 – 1:45 pm 
Traveling for the Blind and Visually Impaired using GPS and Beacon Technology
Germán H. Flores, Ph.D., Researcher at IBM Research - Almaden

2:00 – 2:45 pm
Adventures in Low Vision – Living Each Day to the Fullest
Vista Center Speakers PanelVisitors at Exhibitor Hall

4:00pm LV Expo Concludes

2018 Low Vision Flyer

Past Low Vision Expos