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Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM PST
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Braille Institute Los Angeles 
741 N. Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029

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San Fernando Valley Chapter of NFBC 
San Fernando Valley Chapter / National Federation of the Blind of California 
The National Federation of the Blind of California
San Fernando Valley Chapter
Sponsored by Braille Institute of America

Best In Tech Conference 2017 

Best in Tech offers a great opportunity to those who are interested in learning about the latest innovations in assistive technology for the blind and partially sighted. Attend this free annual event that offers a rare opportunity to:

  • Learn from actual users of the latest assistive technology about their favorite solutions (mobile devices and helpful apps, OCR products, CCTVs, digital book readers, note takers, and learn everything about the latest iPhone and IOS 11)
  • Attend workshops to learn about what’s new with Sweetman Systems including JAWS, Magic and Zoomtext Fusion, BraillNote touch, BrailleSense Polaris, video magnifications, OCR systems and digital book players, and hear about the new Victor Trek and Explore 8 and other products from HumanWare.
  • Attend Braille Institute’s workshop to hear about what’s new on the mobile device horizon and get info on new apps for both iOS and Android.
  • Exciting New Addition!  Learn about the exciting new technology created by Second Sight Medical Products who will be presenting the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis for blind individuals with Retinitis Pigmentosa and the Orion I Visual Cortical Prosthesis Systems for blind individuals due to virtually any non-brain related cause.  Find out how this new technology has helped hundreds of totally blind people.
  • Visit booths of the most popular vendors of blindness products, low vision magnifiers and related technology to get hands on experience and learn about the latest gadgets and solutions.
  • Shop for holiday gifts and take advantage of special discounts.
  • Meet and “talk tech” with others who are blind or low-vision.
  • Many high-tech items will be raffled throughout the day (11am – 3:30pm).

Please pre-register – We need an accurate headcount for food and beverages.

To register and get information go to: or email

If you don’t have internet access call (818) 457-9449 for help with the registration process

Featured Sponsors:

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