Vision Forward’s Assistive Technology Specialist will share information about wearable technology including video magnification, optical character recognition, and live visual interpreters.  All products are designed to increase independence, quality of life and safety.  As a user of the technology, the speaker can provide real-life benefits and limitations of these devices and creative use cases.  Examples of applications include reading printed materials, navigating unfamiliar environments, and identifying objects found in daily life. 

    Session date: 
    Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:00am to 8:00am
    Eye Institute
    925 N. 87th Street
    Lower Level Conference Room
    Milwaukee, WI 53226
    United States
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
      AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    • 1.00 Hours of Participation
      Hours of Participation credit.

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    Program Description: 

    Advanced in clinical and bench research in ophthalmology has produced multiple new treatment options for a variety of ocular diseases.  New technology, including the fast growing field of ocular imaging, is been used to further understand eye anatomy and pathology.  Progress in the field of ocular surgery has introduced new techniques and better outcomes.  The clinical and research environment is complex; issues related to ethics, quality improvement and new technology affect all eye care providers. The Eye Institute has, as one of its mission, the goal of being at the forefront of research, clinical care and education.  Our goal is to educate the academic and community eye care providers, residents, researchers and medical students on the best and newest clinical and surgical treatments, cutting edge research and important non-clinical topics available in the field.


    ACCME Accreditation Statement:

    The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


    AMA Credit Designation Statement:

    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
    The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.00 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.  

    Target audience: 
    Community Physicians
    Allied Health Professionals
    Learning objectives: 
    1. How to identify individuals who would benefit from vision rehabilitation services.
    2. Awareness of cutting edge technology to assist indivuals with visual impairments to complete daily tasks, maximize indepence and safety.
    3. Creative approaches to applications of assistive technology.
    Faculty & credentials: 
    Presenter: Cory Ballard, BA, CATIS
    Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist
    Vison Forward Association


    All persons in control of content has no relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of: 

    Cory BallardIRIS CompanyVendor
     OrCam, IncVendor

    In accordance with the ACCME®  Standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved


    Mary Schafer
    Phone number: 
    +1 (414) 955-7840