Local Accessibility Projects and Assistive Technologies

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Local Accessibility Projects and Assistive Technologies

Our February, 2019 meeting features local accessibility experts discussing successful accessibility projects and introducing you to assistive technologies for people with vision loss.

About the Presentations:

Accessibility Projects
Lynn will share personal experiences about working with a variety of partners to provide top-notch and accessible marketing-communications project deliverables.

Cleveland Sight Center - Assistive Technologies
Alicia and Tom will talk about some of the newest assistive technology designed for people who have vision loss. In addition, they’ll illustrate how access to products that are accessible may have more barriers than what meets the eye.

6:30 PM: Networking and Food

7:00 PM: Presentations Begin

8:00 PM: Presentations End

About the Presenters:

Lynn B. Johnson, MFA, is the Communications Coordinator for the City of Beachwood, Ohio. Her career began with roles as a help-desk technician for Adobe and a customer-support engineer for one of the first Internet Service Providers in Santa Clara County, CA. For nearly two decades, she provided marketing and public relations consulting for high-technology, healthcare, and other industries. Lynn was named “One to Watch: Marketing & Creativity” by Crain’s Cleveland Business in December 2015.

Alicia Howerton, Community Relations Specialist and Tom Sawyer, Outreach Specialist have over 18 cumulative years of experience in helping people at Cleveland Sight Center by providing information to groups of people who have vision loss and to those who provide support services to them through Blindness Basics training classes.

Alicia has been a hope giving employee who has worked in various capacities at Cleveland Sight Center since 2009 and has been visually impaired for about 40 years. Tom has been Cleveland Sight Center’s assistive technology person since 2008. In addition, He actively follows new and emerging technologies to inform people who have vision loss of technologies. Cleveland Sight Center has paired Alicia and Tom together to share our mission of shaping the community’s vision of the potential of people who are visually impaired/blind.