September 29, 2005
Written by Michael Castellon
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Sept. 29, 2005
CONTACT: Michael Castellon, email@example.com
LUBBOCK – State of the art technology focused on meeting the needs of visually impaired students and professionals will be featured at an event hosted by the Texas Tech University College of Education on Sat., Oct. 8 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Technology showcased at the event will include low-vision reading devices, Segway scooters, toys, adaptive software, closed-circuit television components, note-taking devices and magnifiers.
The event, hosted by the Virginia Sowell Center for Research and Education in Visual Impairment, will serve as a consortium of professionals and students interested in assistive technology.
“"The Dr. Virginia Sowell Center Distinguished Lecturer Series provides a unique opportunity not only designed to further inform and train visual impairment professionals and students, but to serve as an outreach to the community,” said Nora Griffin-Shirley, director of the Center.
Professionals and students interested in assistive technology that serves the visually impaired are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is $15 and includes a box lunch. Students are free after noon.
Those interested in attending should contact Angela Gonzalez at 742-1997,
CONTACT: Paula Sonnenberg, graduate assistant, 742-1997 ext 231, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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