Chapter Events and Presentations

Jacksonville Chapter Fall Speaker Series

Saturday, November 9th, 2019, 10:30 am – 1:00 PM

RSVP for our annual Fall Speaker Series presentation!
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Jacksonville Public Library Regency Square Branch

9900 Regency Square Boulevard

Jacksonville, FL 32225


Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested. RSVP by Wednesday, November 6th.  


This November we will highlight the latest in assistive technology and low vision aids. Additional topics may be added, and further information is below. Please email Shane Cullen at or call 866-782-7330 to RSVP.

Topic 1: There’s an App for That:
Your Multipurpose Tools Towards Independence with Smartphones and Tablets
Amy Johnson, MA, COMS, CVRT
Vision Rehab Specialist
Independent Living for Adult Blind
Florida State College at Jacksonville

Apps get things done! Managing life, communicating, navigating and staying safe, researching and reading, shopping, reading documents, identifying objects, colors, and currency…all on your mobile device. Topics include iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones, and tablets (Samsung, HTC, LG, and all others). Join us to learn about the apps wowing the crowds and those continuing to remain relevant over time.

Topic 2: Low Vision Aids: What’s New, What’s Coming and What Still Works?

Katelyn Jordan, OD, Low Vision Optometrist
Brooks Rehabilitation Center for Low Vision

Low vision aids have been used for years and continue to evolve with technology. They can assist with reading, writing, seeing faces and many other daily activities. Topics include magnifiers, telescopes, custom made glasses, electronic magnifiers and wearable technology.