Symposium for Citizens with Low Vision to be Held April 28 at Virginia Beach’s Central Library

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Virginia Beach Public Library will host a Vision Loss Symposium on Saturday, April 28, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd. Experts and representatives from a variety of community organizations will discuss medical, technological, social and recreational ideas to make life easier for those with low vision.

Topics include making the most of your remaining vision; programs available at the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired; descriptive soundtracks available in movie theatres; iPhone Apps for those who are visually impaired; services available through the Hampton Roads Blind Lions Club; as well as “talking books” available at the library.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email Pamela Brown, special services librarian at Virginia Beach Public Library, or call 757-385-2680.

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