SCATP and SCCB Hosting Free Seminars on Choosing a Video Magnifier for Individuals with Low Vision


Columbia, South Carolina - The SC Assistive Technology Program (SCATP) and the SC Commission for the Blind (SCCB) are hosting training sessions for individuals currently working in the field or new to the field, including:

  • low vision agency staff
  • educators and administrators
  • occupational therapists
  • low vision therapists and specialists
  • vocational rehabilitation staff
  • low vision itinerants
  • case managers

The June 7 seminar will be from 1 pm to 3 pm and the June 8 seminar will be from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Registration is required for the training sessions (maximum seating is 25). Register Now

Target Audience: Professionals working with individuals who are living with low vision diagnoses, including age-related macular degeneration, Stargardt macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, amblyopia, strabismus, cataracts, optic nerve disorders and any other low vision disorders.

Participants will learn:

  1. Define one or more difficulties an individual is having when trying to accomplish certain tasks at school, work and/or home.
  2. Compare several styles of assistive technology hardware options that may be suited to helping individuals accomplish tasks.
  3. Identify top two best possible options for individuals depending on their needs.
SCATP and SCCB are hosting free seminars on technology for low vision consumers on June 7 and 8.Photo bySCATP

Instructor: Kimberly Cline

Kimberly Cline has over 30 years of experience in the assistive technology industry.  Over the years, she has contributed to the success of individuals who use assistive technology for their careers, education, and personal growth. Currently, Kimberly is the Director of Sales LVI America. She is very enthusiastic about making a difference in the lives of individuals by introducing them to the incredible low vison technology that LVI develops and manufactures. During her career, she owned and operated The Adaptive Advantage Point, where she collaborated with key clients such as the Bureau of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired, vocational rehabilitation, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, state libraries, as well as school districts and universities. Kimberly resides in Las Vegas and has worked with hotels and other major employers in the Las Vegas area to provide jobsite assessments and recommendations to assist individuals who are visually impaired be successful in their jobs.  She also implemented the accommodations and trained the clients at their workplace. Throughout her time in this industry, Kimberly has shared her expertise with a variety of audiences through speaking engagements and training sessions at national conferences such as CSUN, ATIA, National AER, ACB, NFB, and various AER Conferences and State Conferences.

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