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Below is the current list of exhibitors who have registered for the Michigan Vision Expo. This list is subject to change as more exhibitors register for the event. Check back often for the latest updates.
Offers a wide array of affordable assistive technology including bar code scanners, money identifiers, magnifiers, the Window-Eyes screen reader, iPhone accessories, portable digital book players, and much more. Also offers customized support and training for individuals, schools, and professionals.
Ablezone is a retail store that sells products for the blind and visually impaired such as hand held magnifiers of varying strengths, video magnifiers from several different manufacturers, lighting, Large Print and Screen Reading software, reading machines, a variety of talking products (clocks, watches, etc) and a number of useful independent living aids. Training, product demo's, product deliveries, job in jeopardy, group presentations are also a part of our task list. We service the state of Michigan for our products and services.
We are the first stop for people with disabilities in Southwest Michigan. A leader in the disability rights movement, we are engaged in systems advocacy to create inclusive communities. We provide information and referral services, individual advocacy, social security disability benefits counseling, peer support groups, and independent living services.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to enriching the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women by providing them with professionally trained guide dogs, assuring greater independence, mobility and new horizons of opportunity. Applicants must be legally blind, at least 16 years old, physically and psychologically able to handle a guide dog. Services are provided free of charge. Applications and literature available.
Learn how the Apple line of products can enrich your life. From basic web and email, creating and updating blogs and websites, audio production, and more. Let us show you how to use Apple's built-in screenreader and zoom features to allow blind people to fully use these truly amazing devices right out of the box.
The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a non-profit visual arts organization located in Southwest Michigan whose mission is to promote the creation and appreciation of the visual arts. We offer Touch Art Tours for individuals of all ages with visual impairments.
Lions Bear Lake Camp Provides a premiere outdoor education/recreation facility providing opportunity for physically challendged or persons of special needs to become independent,learn outdoor skills, social skills in a supportive environment. We currently offer summer programs for visually impaired, hearing impaired and juvenile arthritis youth.
The Michigan Commission for the Blind Braille and Talking Book Library provides books in digital format, Braille, and cassette tape as well as playback equipment to Michigan residents who qualify for the service. Persons can qualify by having a visual disability, blindness, physical disability, or reading disability.
The Michigan Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired is the Michigan affiliate of the American Council of the Blind. We have members across the state who work together to improve the lives of all who are blind or visually impaired through advocacy, education, resources, and fellowship! We welcome you if you are blind, visually impaired, or fully sighted!
MPAS is a private, non-profit organization that advocates for the legal rights of individuals with disabilities.
The National Federation of the Blind of Michigan is an organization that believes it is respectable to be blind. We believe that with the right training and opportunity, the average blind person can compete on terms of equality with their sighted peers. This is true for employment, and other aspects of life as well. If a blind individual wants to do something, we can often help them find another blind person somewhere in the nation who is already doing it. Stop by to learn more, sign up for our free Newsline service, or get a free white cane.
Established in 1929, The Seeing Eye provides specially bred and trained dogs to guide people who are blind. Seeing EyeŽ dog users experience greatly enhanced mobility and independence, allowing them to retain their active lifestyles.
The Michigan Vision Expo is presented by the National Federation of the Blind of Michigan, Kalamazoo chapter and Disability Network Southwest Michigan.