From the 25th – 29th June 2017 Vision2017, the 12th International Conference by the International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation (ISLRR) was to be held in The Hague – The Netherlands. The congress theme: Low vision rehabilitation, a global right. Enviter member Bláithín Gallagher was attending the conference on behalf of Enviter.
Ruben Koman (Royal Dutch Visio) interviewing Bláithín Gallagher at Vision2017 (YouTube):
Bláithín: “Vision2017 was a fantastic conference attended by about 1000 people, researchers and practitioners in the field of vision science and rehabilitation from all over the world. Many had never heard of Enviter and were very interested in what we do.” The presentation of Enviter member Bláithín Gallagher at the InZicht symposium (a Dutch program to stimulate scientific research on health care, labor, education and rehabilitation for people with a visual impairment) gave her a wonderful opportunity to share information about Enviter to a packed audience. Bláithín: “There wasn’t even standing room left!” Coffee breaks and lunch times each day gave ample opportunities for networking. The prominent display of the Enviter banner in the exhibition area, together with the insert in participant packs placed knowledge about Enviter into the forefronts of the minds of all conference participants. For details about the symposium please go to the website of Vision2017.