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Exploring the impact of presentation mode on reading comprehension among sighted and blind individuals
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Technological advancements have made the distribution of reading materials in audio formats more common. Investigating how presentation mode impacts comprehension among sighted and blind individuals will inform the distribution of information to enhance comprehension. The aims of this study: (1) To investigate the hypothesis that reading comprehension is enhanced by increased physical engagement and cognitive effort and (2) To explore how assistive technology impacts comprehension among blind individuals.

 
 
Low Vision Support Group, 6/6/18: Don’t Let What You Cannot Do Interfere with What You Can Do
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Our speaker will be Steve Reichenbach. Steve is researcher at UC Berkeley and an avid cyclist who also has severe visual impairment.  Steve will share with us his tips for enjoying life.

The Low Vision Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 3 pm. The meetings are held at Smith-Kettlewell, which is located at 2318 Fillmore Street in San Francisco. There is no cost and everyone is welcome to attend.

 
 
 
 
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RERC Overview
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This talk will provide an overview of Smith-Kettlewell's RERC (Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center) on Blindness and Low Vision, funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). It will include a history of the RERC program and its main funding agency, highlights of past and recent achievements, and a summary of present projects.

 
 
 
 
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How Braille Dot Height Influences Braille Reading
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