Welcome to the VRATE 2020 Virtual Exhibit Hall

Below you will find links to speak live with our Sponsors and Exhibitors via Zoom, view company websites, watch videos, and more! 

Please Note: Live Zoom links will only work on the day of the conference. However, all Exhibitor's website links will be available as a resource until next year's conference.

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T-Mobile Accessibility

T-Mobile accessibility is committed to providing accessible telecommunication services and devices to individuals with vision, hearing and speech disabilities. 

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Lions Multiple District 21

Proudly Serving Arizona for over 100 years!

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Humanware

For more than 30 years, HumanWare has been developing intuitive and intelligent solutions that empower visually impaired people by giving them the independence they need. From Braille products and electronic magnifiers to digital talking book players and beyond, HumanWare’s products help end-users to live independently in a sighted world.

Open 8am-11am and 12:30pm- 3pm

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Non-24

Non-24 Sleep Wake Circadian Rhythm Disorder is a serious chronic condition affecting those mainly who are totally blind or visually impaired.  You may experience difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep during the night and/or a strong urge to sleep during the day

Zoom Hours: 8am to 1pm, 3:30 to 5pm

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AIB Arizona Industries for the Blind

For more than 65 years, AIB has continuously increased employment opportunities in technology driven businesses such as; Warehousing & Distribution, Base Supply Centers, and Document Imaging.

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The Seeing Eye

The Seeing Eye, located in Morristown, NJ, is currently the world's oldest dog guide school.  We breed, raise, and train, German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and a cross between a Lab and a Golden as guides for people who are visually impaired.  Please stop by and say hello and get your questions answered.

Join Our Virtual Exhibit Booth By Clicking The Link Below

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Vispero

Vispero is the world’s largest assistive technology provider for the visually impaired. Our brands include Freedom Scientific, Enhanced Vision and Optelec.

Exhibit Booth Hours: 10am-12:15pm

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SAAVI Services for the Blind

SAAVI Services for the Blind specializes in non-visual training for Adults, young adults, teens and children across Arizona who are blind or have low vision. It is our motto and belief to expect more of our students. High expectations mean high achievements for program participants. We expect more of our students, and in turn they set high expectations for themselves.  Thus, achieving more and becoming more.

Exhibit Booth Hours: 9am to 12pm

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Leader Dogs for the Blind

At Leader Dogs for the Blind we believe that everyone deserves a life of independence and mobility. All of our services are provided free of charge to our clients, including travel in the U.S. and Canada, room and board, equipment and training. This means that no one is excluded from living their most fulfilling life due to lack of funds.

Exhibit Booth Hours:

8:20am to 9:30am, 11am to 12pm, 1pm to 2pm

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Governor's Council on Blindness and Visual Impairments

To provide the leadership, advocacy, and guidance that promotes opportunities for Arizonans of all ages who are blind or visually impaired that result in increased dignity, respect, and independence. 

Open Hours: 8am - 12pm, 1pm - 4pm

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RSA

We provide Vocational Rehabilitation services for the state of Arizona.  We also serve the BEP and Older Individuals who are Blind Programs

Exhibit Booth Hours:

9am to 4pm

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Irie-AT

Irie-AT is a distributor of braille and low vision products; specializing in computer access software, video magnifiers, braille embossers and tactile graphics. We also offer our own line of braille embossers. Irie-AT is the national distributor and service center for Dolphin Computer Access, ViewPlus, Rehan, SightCare, VisionAid International, Thinkable and more.

Exhibit Booth Hours:

9am to 4pm

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Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Guiding Eyes trains and partners guide dogs with individuals who are blind and legally blind within the U.S. and Canada.

Exhibit Booth Hours: 11am - 1pm, 3pm - 4pm

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IrisVision

IrisVision is a breakthrough, remotely connected, wearable visual assistive device for people with low vision. More than a smart vision aid for the moderately to severely vision-impaired, IrisVision is changing lives by developing access to remote care between patients and providers.

Exhibit Booth Hours May Vary

ORCAM Technologies

OrCam’s mission is to harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into wearable and handheld platforms which improves the lives of people who are blind, visually impaired, and have reading difficulties. The OrCam MyEye and OrCam Read empower individuals enabling them to live more independent lives. 

Check out OrCam MyEye and OrCam Read

Zoom Hours: 1pm - 3pm

Arizona Talking Book Library

1030 North 32nd Street- Phoenix, AZ 85008

602-255-5578 (Metro Phoenix) - 1-800-255-5578

www.azlibrary.gov/talkingbooks

“That All May Read”

talkingbooks@azlibrary.gov

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Ability 360

Ability360 advocates personal responsibility – by, and for, people with disabilities – as a means to independence. Ability360 is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation.  Through its comprehensive programs, Ability360 touches the lives of individuals with disabilities and addresses the disability concerns of their family members, co-workers and employers.

Watch Our Video Below

Exhibit Hours: 9am-11am, 2pm-4pm

Foundation Fighting Blindness

The mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is to fund research that will lead to the prevention, treatment and cures for the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease and related conditions. These diseases, which affect more than 10 million Americans and millions more throughout the world, often lead to severe vision loss or complete blindness.

Exhibit Booth Hours: 10am - 4pm

ACDL is a non-profit law firm that assists Arizonans with disabilities to promote and protect their legal rights to independence, justice, and equality.

Visit Organization Website Below

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American Council of the Blind

The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.

Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired has been empowering people with vision loss since 1947. Our highly skilled and experienced multi-disciplinary team of professionals offers individualized training utilizing state of the art technologies and proven rehabilitation practices. 

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Digital Apex

Digital Apex provides assistive Technology products and related services to persons with vision loss and those who serve them. 

 Product categories include:

 •             *Magnification software for use on a computer

•             Magnification devices for reading print documents and information at a distance,  (sometimes called CCTVs or video magnifiers)

•             Speech output software to make a computer speak information from the computer screen.

•             Devices to translate and read print materials like mail and/or books, (sometimes called OCR).

•             Devices that present print materials in braille.

o             Braille translation software and braille embossers

o             Electronic braille displays

o             Braille note takers

•             Laptop computers equipped with any of the above assistive technology devices.

 

Services include:

 

•             Assessment to determine the best products for the user.

•             Provision of devices like those outlined above.

•             Installation and configuration of all products provided.

•             Instruction in the use of computers and related assistive technologies.

 

Contact information: Mark Nelson, 480-286-6537, mark@mydigitalapex.com

Join Our Zoom Meeting from 9am - 3pm or Dial: 346 248 7799

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National Federation of the Blind of Arizona

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams.
You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back. Come stop by to learn about the largest blindness consumer organization in Arizona.

Exhibit Booth Hours: 9am - 12pm

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Low Vision International 

LVI Low Vision International designs, develops and produces low vision products with high standards for reliability, simplicity and serviceability. With over 40 years in the industry, LVI works towards even more innovative solutions that will make every day easier for people with visual impairments

Kimberly Cline

Regional Sales Manager, USA West

Cell: 702-468-6611

kimberly.cline@lviamerica.com

Join Our Zoom Meeting from:

9am - 12pm and 2pm - 4:30pm

Independence Low Vision

Proudly offering assistive technology devices and personal services to the blind and visually impaired throughout the state of Arizona,  New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Hawaii

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Sun Sounds of Arizona

Sun Sounds of Arizona provides audio access to print information to people who cannot read or hold print material due to a disability. Sun Sounds broadcasts the reading of over 200 local and national publications 24/7 from our studios in Tempe, Flagstaff, and Tucson. All reading is done by hundreds of trained volunteers.

Join Our Zoom Meeting From: 2pm - 2:30pm

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