The VISIONS Team has worked hard to secure the best vendors offering products, services and/or resources for the visually impaired community. These are the vendors we currently have registered to attend:
AGTC is developing therapies designed to transform the lives of patients with severe diseases, offering hope to patients with unmet medical needs. With a highly specialized team of physicians and researchers, we use cutting-edge techniques to develop treatments for patients that have diseases caused by broken genes. We use gene therapy, which replaces those broken genes with normal functional genes, allowing a patient’s own body to produce proteins to treat their illness. A single injection provides long-lasting treatment, leading to a better quality of life for patients worldwide.
American Printing House for the Blind
The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is the world’s largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.
Enhanced Vision is a leading developer of assistive technology for the visually impaired including Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Cataracts, Retinitis Pigmentosa and Diabetic Retinopathy . Low vision assistive technology enables people to read, write and fully participate in life.
Foundation Fighting Blindness
The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.
Freedom Scientific develops the highest quality video magnifiers, braille displays, screen magnification software, and the #1 screen reader, JAWS® for Windows. For over 20 years, our products have provided access to print and computers for people with blindness, low vision, or learning disabilities.
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Guide Dogs for the Blind empowers lives by creating exceptional partnerships between people, dogs, and communities.
The IrisVision system combines Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphone and revolutionary GearVR head set. By using off the shelf, technically superior components readily available to most consumers, IrisVision kits can be sold for much less than other custom-made devices.
Through dedication and innovation, Second Sight's mission is to develop, manufacture and market implantable visual prosthetics to enable blind individuals to achieve greater independence.
At Shire, we are champions for people around the world who are struggling with rare diseases – they are at the center of everything we do.
SmartCane device is an electronic travel aid which fits on the top fold of the white cane. It serves as an enhancement to the white cane and overcomes its limitations by detecting knee-above and hanging obstacles. Such objects include the side of a truck, hanging cloth strings, protruding coolers or air conditioners, railing, tree branches, inclined ladders, etc. These obstacles do not have significant footprint on the ground and thus can result in injury to the head or upper body parts. For safe mobility, it is important that they are detected early. The cane has other uses as a spatial awareness device as it can detect presence or absence of objects in the surroundings.
Sofia Sees Hope
Inspired by Sofia, a young teen who would like to see the stars at night, our vision is that someday everyone with an inherited retinal disease will be able to look up and see the stars. Sofia Sees Hope is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to transforming the lives of those affected by blindness caused by Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) and other rare inherited retinal diseases by generating awareness, supporting affected families, and raising funds to advance research for diagnosis, treatments, and cures.
Spark is a leader in the field of gene therapy seeking to transform the lives of patients suffering from debilitating genetic diseases by developing potential one-time, life-altering treatments. The initial focus is on treating rare diseases where no, or only palliative therapies, exist. Spark is working to address a range of debilitating genetic diseases including inherited retinal dystrophies, hematologic disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.
Two Blind Brothers
The apparel is sophisticated, noticeable yet understated, expertly tailored, and intricately crafted: all design decisions are informed with a New York influence. The brothers are involved in every step of the creative process, from choosing fabrics to developing the design aesthetic. Their focus is on ensuring the high quality and careful craftsmanship of each article of clothing.