#eSight Together Virtual Chats & Events
Connect with other people with visual impairments through our events for the low vision community.
Upcoming Events for the Low Vision Community
All coffee chats take place from noon to 1 p.m. EST. For open forum chats simply click the below link to join the zoom chat at anytime after 12:00 pm. Registration is required for topical guest speaker events. Link to registrations below. You will then receive an email with the details you need to join.
Thursday, May 28: Technology & Assistive Applications
Join our special guest Sam Seavey of The Blind Life, from noon to 1:00 p.m. EST. Sam is best known as a YouTube content creator where he looks at new technology from his perspective as someone with low vision. Sam will speak about what assistive technology he is currently using and newly released technologies.
Tuesday, June 2: Cooking & Accessible Kitchen Tools
Special guest Mary Mammoliti from Kitchen Confession joins us from noon to 1:00 p.m. EST. Mary cooks up the most delicious recipes every week on her website, and has appeared as an on-air food expert on Citytv’s Breakfast Television Toronto and Accessible Media Inc. She will share what appliances she uses in the kitchen, her go-to pandemic recipes, and her favourite accessible cookbooks and recipes.
Highlights from Recent Virtual Chats
#eSightTogether virtual chats are highly informative. Read the key insights shared by our expert guest speakers during two recent events in the articles below.
Remote Low Vision Rehabilitation & Acuity Testing
Dr. David Lewerenz, OD, FAAO, from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, discusses how he is still assisting low vision patients during quarantine. He also shares the tools he and Dr. Iyer at the University of Texas created to test visual acuity during online health visits.
A Candid Talk: Low Vision and Work
Yvonne Felix is an Accessibility and Inclusion Leader at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. She focuses on improving workplace inclusion, and how we can use technology to level the playing field for more equitable work practices. In this podcast, Yvonne discusses her perspectives on a variety of hot-topic issues, such as Bill C-81, how COVID-19 may have implications for accessibility stigmas, and how to stand up for yourself in the workplace.
The Future of Accessibility & Tech
Stephen Ricci works for CNIB Foundation as the portfolio manager of technology and accessibility solutions. In this article, Stephen shares what it’s like to be a self-described “in-betweener” (not fully sighted or profoundly blind), and where he thinks the future of accessibility and inclusive technology is heading.
Social Distancing with a Visual Impairment
Katie Mahoney of We Are Young and Kayla Douglas, a volunteer with CNIB Halifax, share tips for staying safe while getting your groceries, getting around, and reducing direct touch.