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Friday, May 12, 2006

Sight and Sound

The library invites people with sight, hearing or other disabilities, and caregivers, to the Sight and Sound Tech Quest on May 19 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center. This free event will feature presentations by industry experts, equipment demonstrations, and refreshments. To request special accommodations, call 703-324-8380 (TTY 703-324-8365).

Kicking off the presentations at 10:30 a.m. is Eddie Timanus, a USA Today sports writer and former “Jeopardy” winner who is blind. At 11 a.m. Dr. Joey Wallace, who’s with the Virginia Assistive Technology System, will talk about creative solutions for independence. At 1 p.m. Dr. Suleiman Alibhai, head of Inova’s Low Vision Center, will speak on rehabilitating visually impaired people, and at 2 p.m., Frank Kurt Cylke, the internationally-renowned director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, will present “The Digital World: Broken-Field Running With a Touchdown in Sight.”

Equipment demonstrations and other information will be provided by more than 25 assistive technology providers, agencies and organizations.

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