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Vision Rehabilitation Assistive Technology Expo
FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2023

Welcome Back!  VRATE is returning as an in-person Expo with a virtual information component.

VRATE is the Southwest’s Largest & Longest Running vision loss & blindness resource event.  Participants will be able to learn from our guest speakers, see the latest in assistive technology and connect with others in the blind and deafblind community.


Additionally, VRATE is proud to announce that we will be collaborating with AZ AER!  AZ AER provides vision professionals residing or working in Arizona opportunities for professional growth, networking, continuing education and camaraderie through newsletters, conferences, meetings, and electronic communications.


WHERE: Glendale Civic Center

5750 W. Glenn Dr.

Glendale, AZ 85301



HOURS: 7:00 am – 5:15 pm with In-Person Registration at 7 AM

Doors open at 7:00 am.


Register online 

or by calling 1-877-298-7283

For continuing education units (CEU), please register at

AZ AER Spring 2023 Conference Registration (

The deadline to request American Sign Language Interpreting for the breakout session is Friday, March 17, 2023, 4pm. We will do our best to arrange for interpreting services for these session but we cannot guarantee coverage.


Throughout the Day’s Event:

Expo Room – Tech Companies, Government, and

Social Service Agencies

Informative Talks, Discussions, Panels, and Forums

15 minute – Quick Talks by Exhibitors

Food Trucks – available for food/drink purchase

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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