Symposium brings latest technology to Alabama School for the Blind

The two-day symposium, a part of the school’s annual alumni weekend, featured exhibits displaying the newest wave of assistive technology for the blind and people with low-vision.

“It’s the biggest one ever because we have more vendors, as well as participants,” said Denise Holmes, who works with the deaf and blind division at the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services. “It’s growing as a highlight of the newest technology for the blind to help them live independently.”

More than 300 people had pre-registered for the event, and Holmes said she expected between 400 and 500 people would attend before the end of the day.

“It’s probably the largest display of technology in the Southeast,” Holmes said.

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