Eat, Share, and Connect

We have resumed our popular monthly lunch meetings, now held on the second Thursday of every month, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, at Mt. Nittany Residences (301 Rolling Ridge Dr, State College, 16801).  

The "new and improved" lunch bunch is a joint venture of the SLSG (Sight-Loss Support Group), the BBVS (Bureau of Blind and Visual Services), and the NCSS (North Central Sight Services). Open to the general public, the lunch bunch is a social, supportive, and informative afternoon. Representatives from each of the organizations will be present at each lunch, a new topic of interest will be presented each month, and a complementary lunch is provided.

May 10, 2018 Lunch Topic:

Tracy from NCSS demonstrated two new low vision devices that you wear like goggles. We also talked about offering assistive tech classes quarterly. 

FEBRUARY 8, 2018 LUNCH TOPIC:

“THE FUTURE IS HERE: CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH IN ACCESS TECHNOLOGY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED.”

A new wave of access technology is emerging in the labs at Penn State’s Center for Human Computer Interaction. Prototypes of smart glasses, smart phone apps, and an interactive shopping glove are evolving in our own backyard. Sooyeon Lee and Wang Xiying will join us for a show-and-tell and explain their current research. Members of the Sight-Loss Support Group (SLSG)and the National Federation of the Blind, Happy Valley Chapter, have participated in the developmental phase of these futuristic devices for several years.

JANUARY 11, 2018 LUNCH TOPIC: 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

 

Thank you to Robert Durcharme, an assistive technology specialist from NCSS, for joining us at our January lunch meeting.