The Carroll Store Tech Talk, Episode 5: Vision Loss and Personal Recovery
A New Vision-Related Virtual Assistive Technology Series
Understanding the connection between blindness skill development and restoring your self-confidence is key to feeling more at peace with your new world when confronted with losing your vision. For example, learning how to speak in a firm, positive, and specific way (assertively) can be helpful when getting assistance or upholding your own rights. Phone or video chats with a friend as well as call-in support groups are great ways to get comfortable with a new speaking style.
On the next episode of Carroll Store Tech Talk in May taking place May 7, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. EDT, we’re excited to welcome special guests Hannah Fairbairn, author of When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes: Vision Loss & Personal Recovery, and Jennifer Harnish, Director of Rehabilitation at The Carroll Center for the Blind to discuss the impact of developing rehabilitation techniques like assertive interpersonal skills, mobility, technology and personal management on specific aspects of emotional adjustment.
The Carroll Store Tech Talk series allows you to discover all sorts of high- and low-tech gadgets and devices that can help you maximize your independence. This series is perfect for people who want to learn about the latest blindness and low vision products; from specialized equipment to off-the-shelf solutions. Each month we’ll be featuring either a product demonstration from guests or an informational presentation from our own team of vision experts.
When: Friday, May 7, 2021
Time: 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. EDT