An informational evening on “Preparing For and Living with Blindness” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 at the North Idaho College Molstead Library Todd Lecture Hall. The program will be led by Patrice Wheeler, NIC's Center for Educational Access/Assistive Technology Access Specialist.
Speakers will represent organizations with local offices for the blind and visually impaired. The presenters include Larry Kimble, Low Vision Support Group; Russ Smith, President of the Panhandle Chapter of the National Federation of The Blind; Gordon Fuller, Assistive Technology Guru/Film maker; Ginny Taft, Northern Idaho Assistive Technology Demonstration Center at The Coeur d'Alene Hand Therapy and Healing Center; Sherry Oveson, Idaho Commission for The Blind, Vocational Rehabilitation and Dr. Larry Breazeal, OD. Also, Luka Krmpotich, a North Idaho College visually impaired student, will speak on technology available at NIC.
Presenters will introduce themselves and their organizations and review the services they offer. Time will be allowed for a question and answer session following the presentations. Handouts on services will also be available.
This program, sponsored by NIC's Molstead Library, is free and open to the public, however reservations are required because of limited seating. Please RSVP to the Molstead Library by calling (208) 769-3355 for more information and your free tickets. Todd Hall doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with open seating. Unclaimed tickets will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis five minutes prior to the program.