Visual Impairments and Their Revelance to Agriculture

Presenters are Nikki Llewellyn, Sharon Schwalm, and Christopher Frank. Visual impairments come in many forms and levels of severity. They can interfere with a multitude of activities, including agricultural work. As the average age of farmers continues to climb into the high 50s, this topic gains even more relevance for the agricultural community.

The goal of this one-hour webinar is to provide an overview of visual impairments and blindness, rehabilitation strategies, and technologies that can help overcome barriers. Topics include:
• Aspects of vision and definitions of visual impairments
• Tools, tips, and techniques for orientation and mobility
• Adaptive technologies for reading and other activities
• Specific applications to the agricultural community

Created by Linda Fetzer

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