The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

November 14-16 | Columbus, OH

November 14-16 | Columbus, OH

The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

Braille AT Forum

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Braille AT Forum for Families and Professionals

The Braille AT Forum is a special event within OCALICON that focuses on student braille literacy, educator braille competencies, assistive technologies to support braille and more. Exhibitor table displays on Tuesday evening and Wednesday showcase the latest products, services, and solutions to support those who are blind or visually impaired. Educational sessions on Wednesday feature the expertise and insights of a wide range of speakers. An "event within an event," the Braille AT Forum takes place during OCALICON 2018 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

The Braille AT Forum is a free event. Advance registration is required. 

Braille AT Forum Schedule

Tuesday, November 13 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Join us for the Braille AT Forum kickoff! Enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks while you visit with Braille AT Forum exhibitors. Spin the prize wheel for a chance to win great prizes!

Wednesday, November 14 | 8:00 am- 5:45 pm

The learning and discovery continues on Wednesday! Start your day with the Summit on Sensory Disabilities, experience the full exhibit hall of vendors and exhibitors, and don't miss the four special Braille AT Forum sessions

8:00 am - 9:15 am | Summit on Sensory Disabilities

9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Exhibit Hall Open

9:45 am - 11:00 am | APH Innovations in Braille: BrailleBlaster and the Orbit Reader 20

11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Poster Sessions

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm | Transforming Lives of Individuals with Disabilities Through Technology

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm | Introduction to AT for the Blind and Visually Impaired

4:30 pm - 5:45 pm | Perspectives of Young Adults with Visual Impairments on Transitioned Focused Planning

Contact Julie Pashovich for more information (office: 614.410.1042).

Braille AT Forum Vendor Tables

Does your company or organization provide assistive technology to support individuals who are blind or visually impaired? Sign up for a table to share how your products and services can create access for the B/VI community!

A limited number of vendor tables are available at no cost for Tuesday, November 13, and Wednesday, November 14.

Braille AT Forum Vendor Tables Schedule

Tuesday, November 13
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, November 14
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

2018 Braille AT Forum Vendors

American Council of the Blind of Ohio (ACBO)
Table Number: 5AT

American Printing House for the Blind
Booth Number: 201/203

Functional Training Services
Table Number: 7AT

HIMS, Inc.
Table Number: 10AT

National Braille Press
Table Number: 9AT

OCALI's AT & AEM Center and Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness
Table Number: 12AT

Ohio Federal Quota – AT & AEM Center
Table Number 11AT

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Table Number: 2AT

The Read Read
Table Number: 4AT

The State Library of Ohio
Table Number: 3AT

Universal Low Vision Aids, Inc.
Table Number: 6AT

Westminster Technologies, Inc.
Booth Number: 107/206

Wolf Products, Inc.
Table Number: 8AT


Julie Pashovich
614.410.1042 (p)

The Braille AT Forum is presented by the AT & AEM Center at OCALI.

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