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For information or assistance,
call Monday-Friday 9 AM – 5 PM

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Proudly Sponsored By

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Welcome to Vision Rehabilitation and Technology Expo (VRATE) a 501.c.3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals who are blind, low vision, or DeafBlind through education and accessible technology. VRATE Board of Directors, comprised of stakeholders/professionals in the blindness and DeafBlind communities including community members, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and commercial companies working together to plan and execute the annual VRATE Conference.  This event brings educators, exhibitors, and the public together in order to share best practices network and demonstrate the latest in accessible technology to promote inclusion for all.


WHEN:  Friday, November 22nd, 2024

In Person event

Registration is required for this free event for the public.


TIME: 8am – 4pm

Sponsorship opportunities are available to make this event possible for the public to become aware of the many technologies, services and resources that exist for the community. Your company, organization or individual can make this possible and reach 1,000’s of people with your services, products and your community awareness of this population and their abilities.  For more information contact Tom Simmons at or by phone at 602 703 7030.

For information about volunteering or registration, call Monday-Friday 9 AM – 5 PM 1-877-AZV-RATE 1-877-298-7283.

Disability Inclusion Statement

VRATE is dedicated to providing full and equal participation for all attendees, the 2023 VRATE Expo  will have American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services for all sessions, sponsors and speakers.  To request accommodations, please indicate type of service required when submitting the online registration form.

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