Please be sure to stop by the Exhibit Hall Showcase to visit with our exhibitors. Print the Exhibit Hall Vendor Showcase form and get signatures from each of the booths to be entered into a drawing! :)
Ability 2 Access (Silver Sponsor)
A2A is proud to be a distributor of Low Vision and Blindness Products that include desktop video magnifiers, portable video magnifiers, handheld video magnifiers, software, braille embossers, braille displays and more. ability2access.com
Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (Diamond Sponsor)
The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) is the world’s most comprehensive education, rehabilitation and service program serving individuals of all ages who are deaf, blind, dwww.aidb.orgeafblind and multidisabled. Founded in 1858 by a young medical doctor who wanted to educate his deaf brother, AIDB now serves more than 36,000 infants, toddlers, children, adults and seniors with hearing and vision loss throughout Alabama each year. https://www.aidb.org
Allied Instructional (Daimond+ Sponsor)
Allied Instructional Services is an education management company providing schools and government agencies with the professional staff and programs needed for supporting the growth, development, and life skills of individuals with special needs. alliedinstructional.com/
American Printing House for the Blind
Since 1858, The American Printing House for the Blind has operated in Louisville, Kentucky as the world’s largest nonprofit organization creating accessible learning experiences through educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are blind and visually impaired. https://www.aph.org/
Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI)
CIDI is recognized as a leader for services and research in accessibility. We are dedicated to an inclusive society through innovations in assistive and universally designed technologies, with a goal of addressing the full range of needs for accessibility. We are committed to the promotion of technological innovation and development of user-centered research, products, and services for individuals with disabilities. https://cidi.gatech.edu/
CViConnect is a community of professionals and technology that offer hope and confidence in the form of personalized education, training and support for children with Cortical Visual Impairment. At CViConnect, we strive to advance the CVI field by participating in research opportunities and informing the community as new research becomes available.
Emerald Coast Vision
Emerald Coast Vision Aids, Inc. is an independent distributor for the leading worldwide developers, manufacturers, and marketers of innovative products designed to assist people with low vision and blindness needs. We specialize in Video Magnifiers or Closed-Circuit Televisions (CCTVs) which are used by partially sighted persons for reading, writing, and viewing small objects. We also have a wide range of products for those individuals that are totally blind. We have been providing our customers with state-of-the-art low vision and blindness products since 1998 and Mike Hage, the company president, has been in the industry for over 30 years. https://emeraldcoastvisionaids.com/
Eschenbach Optik of America, Inc. was founded in 1983 as the North American subsidiary of Eschenbach Optik GmbH of Nuremberg, Germany (www.eschenbach-optik.com), a company that was established in 1913 and is the world leader in the manufacture and distribution of high quality magnification solutions including low vision aids, reading glasses and binoculars. Eschenbach offers these 3 product groups to channel partners who then provide the products to consumers. The company focuses most of its efforts on helping the channel partners that carry the low vision aid and reading glasses products so that they can help their end-users. These partners include eye care and vision rehabilitation professionals who care for those with vision loss due to to macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other eye diseases and vision problems. Eschenbach helps these professionals help their patients and clients by providing diagnostic tools, training and support so that successful outcomes can be obtained with the magnification devices they deem most appropriate for the visually impaired people for whom they care.
Florida Vision Technology
Florida Vision Technology is a certified woman-owned small business based out of Fort Lauderdale. Lesa Kretschmer, Founder, and CEO, have worked in the blindness and low vision industry for more than 29 years. She is committed to placing the best assistive technology solutions available today within reach of blind and visually challenged people of all ages and walks of life. floridareading.com/
Georgia Academy for the Blind (GAB)
The Georgia Academy for the Blind provides quality education services to Georgia’s students with visual impairments and/or visual impairments in conjunction with other disabilities to prepare them to achieve their highest level of independence in transition to college and career readiness. https://www.gabmacon.org/gab
The Georgia Chapter of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) is a state chapter of AER International, a membership organization dedicated to providing support and assistance to professionals such as rehabilitation teachers, counselors, orientation and mobility specialists, and technology specialists who work in all phases of education and rehabilitation of blind and visually impaired children and adults. www.gaaer.org
GA Pines (Silver Sponsor)
Georgia Parent Infant Network for Educational Services (Georgia PINES) is a statewide early intervention program for families of children birth to five years of age with a diagnosed hearing loss and/or visual impairment. Families receive information and training to assist their children to develop to their potential across all areas of development. All services are provided in the home or other appropriate natural environment. All services are free to Georgia PINES families. https://datatransport1.us:4054/PinesFrontWEB/index.html
Georgia Blind Sports Association
Georgia Blind Sports Association is active promoting sports and recreational opportunities for the blind and visually impaired. Out team sports include goalball and beep baseball while our recreational activities include kayaking and tandem biking.
Georgia Sensory Assistance Project (Diamond Sponsor)
The Georgia Sensory Assistance Project provides technical assistance, training, and sponsors events — including Sibshops and teen events — that support children and youth with deaf-blindness and their family members, school personnel, and other service providers. https://coe.uga.edu/outreach/programs/georgia-sensory-assistance-project
Humanware/Florida Reading & Vision Technology, Inc
HumanWare specializes in the design and manufacture of highly intuitive and intelligent solutions for people living with vision loss or visual impairment. From electronic magnifiers to talking GPS to braille devices, HumanWare solutions help all users live independently and participate successfully in today’s world. Available in more than 25 languages, our full range of products make us the global leader in our industry. humanware.com/en-usa/home
The mission of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Lions Camp will be to utilize the property in Waycross, Ga. entrusted to them by the State of Georgia in 1975 to provide a unique recreational experience to the visually impaired of this state and surrounding states. The Georgia Lions Camp's properties will be used for other purposes at other times of the year in a manner that directly or indirectly serves the visually impaired community and supports the primary mission of providing recreation to the visually impaired.
ObjectiveEd was formed by a group of experienced technology executives and investors who have both professional experience in special education technology and personal commitments to advancing the education of children with disabilities.https://www.objectiveed.com/
Palmer Vision has dedicated itself to continuing to create relationships with individuals, vocational agencies such as, state vocational rehab & blind services, Veterans hospitals, low vision doctors, nonprofits and other private and local services, in order to reach our mission of providing assistive technology sales and services to the visually impaired community.
Smokey Powell Center
The Georgia Academy for the Blind is pleased to offer outreach services through the Smokey Powell Center. The center is housed on the Academy’s campus and provides services to any student throughout the state of Georgia who is blind or visually impaired. Services are provided at no cost to the student. https://www.gabmacon.org/domain/25
Teaching Students with Visual Impairments
Teaching Students with Visual Impairments is a web resource for all things related to serving individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The mission of Teaching Students with Visual Impairments is to provide all persons involved in the student's education with the necessary resources they need to help each student become successful members of their communities and to equip those in the visual impairment field with a readily available resource to meet the wide range of needs of the students they serve. In addition to vision specific articles and printables, they also offer a VI job posting service, sell instructional resources and recorded webinars and offer a gift shop featuring braille necklaces, VI themed t-shirts, tote bags, braille and large print greeting cards, keychain/white cane tags, badge holders, tumblers, mugs and more for purchase! teachingvisuallyimpaired.com
Vispero is the world’s largest assistive technology provider for the visually impaired. Although officially formed in 2016, our brands Freedom Scientific, Enhanced Vision, Optelec, and TPG Interactive, share a long, rich history as industry leaders dating back to 1975. https://vispero.com/
Visual Enhancements (Diamond Sponsor)
Receive information on innovative aids for low vision available to help you read, write, view loved ones and regain the visual freedom you deserve. visualenhancements.com