Recorded: August 18, 2020 – Maine’s statewide Iris Network works with people with low vision or blindness to help them attain independence and community integration. In coordination with Maine’s Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI), the Iris Network provides assistive technology (AT) and rehabilitation services to people age 14 and older. The Portland campus has a Low Vision Center with many AT devices for demonstration and loan. The Iris Network Rehabilitation Center is a residential program where those with vision loss can learn about AT that impact employment skills.
In this webinar, the Iris Networks’ programs and services, as well as funding options, will be discussed showcased.
Participants will learn about:
- AT and services provided by the Iris Network
- Specific assistive technology is available at The Low Vision Center
- How AT may be acquired by Maine people with visual impairments or blindness.
Amber Mooney, M.Ed. CVRT – Having studied and earned her master’s degree through the University of Massachusetts in Boston, Amber Mooney is a Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist who has been working at The Iris Network since 2012. For the past two years she has also been managing The Iris Network’s Low Vision Center to keep adaptive devices for low vision up to date for people to come in and try out to see if it will work for them.
Videos featured in this presentation:
- Iris Vision: Iris Vision video
- Optelec HD Traveller: Optelec HD Traveller video
- Freedom Scientific:
Assistive Technology vendors mentioned in this presentation:
- New England Low Vision (Contact: Scott Krug) – nelowvision.com
- AdpatiVision (Contact: Stu Flom) – lowvisionsource.com
The Iris Network
189 Park Avenue
Portland, ME 04102