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Vision Rehabilitation Assistive Technology Interventions

Date & Time
Friday, March 17, 2023 - 4:20 PM PST  
Grand AB  
The Lighthouse Guild (LG) provides people with vision loss services to attain their goals through a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach. This includes a health care center providing medical services and vision rehabilitation. With the growth of assistive technology, LG opened a new technology center in March of 2022. As reported by the National Eye Institute, it is anticipated that the number of people in the United States with visual impairment will double by the year 2050. As such, more attention is being given to assistive technology by the people who use it as well as developers and manufacturers. Whether the technology is low or high-tech, a mainstream or stand-alone device, its purpose is to provide individuals access to meet their goals and improve their quality of life. With the abundance of technology available and individualized goals, a proper assessment is advantageous versus an over-the-counter model, which diminishes the risk of technology abandonment. As practiced at Lighthouse Guild, this assessment includes an initial low vision examination with recommendations or referral from the individual's primary eye care provider, followed by an occupational therapy technology assessment, training on that specific technology, and follow-up as needed. Technologies available range from hardware to software, including apps. This session will present the assistive technology evaluation process practiced at Lighthouse Guild.  
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Disability Specific
  • Healthcare & Rehabilitation
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
This session will present the assistive technology evaluation process and technology interventions for people with vision loss as practiced at the Lighthouse Guild. Other relevant findings, challenges, and future implications will also be discussed.  
Primary Topic
Secondary Topics
  • Healthcare & Rehabilitation
  • Independent Living
Session Type
General Track  


  • Bryan Wolynski
    Lighthouse Guild

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