INSIGHT hosts low vision technology fair Oct. 23


INSIGHT, a nonprofit organization that provides programs and services for Rhode Islanders who are blind and visually impaired, is hosting a free Low Vision Technology Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its 43 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick location.

The fair will feature several local and national vendors who will be providing hands-on demonstrations of dozens of pieces of technology that are designed to help people with little or no vision live more independently. Items will include video magnifiers, computer software, personal organizers, GPS systems, note takers and reading devices.

“This is a great opportunity for people to see some of the cutting edge technology that is out there to help people achieve their personal and professional goals,” said INSIGHT Executive Director Chris Butler.

Butler said that all of the technology demonstrations will be “hands-on” so that participants can try the products and discuss them with representatives from the manufacturers. INSIGHT staff will also be on hand to answer questions and provide tours of the facility.

For more information, contact Rick Andrade, INSIGHT’s director of vision rehabilitation, 941-3322, ext 109 or visit the agency’s website at


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