Lombard Lions Club

District 1J    Lombard, Illinois USA




Contact: Ray Campbell, 630-469-2300, ray_dupagecil@sbcglobal.net

The DuPage Center for Independent Living is pleased to sponsor our 10th annual Visually Impaired Awareness Day. This event, open to anyone residing in DuPage County who is blind or visually impaired, their families and friends and anyone else interested in attending will take place on Wednesday, August 11 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT) Rice campus, 201 East Loop Road, Wheaton, Illinois.

This event brings individuals with visual impairments and those closest to them together with vendors of products and services which can improve their quality of life. Everything will be on display, from computers and personal data assistants adapted for use by people with visual impairments to information about educational services and programs and support groups. We are particularly excited to announce that there will be at least one vendor displaying an accessible voting machine which will enable someone with a visual impairment to go to the polls on election day and cast his or her ballot independently just as voters who can see are able to do. Last year, some 27 vendors exhibited their wares during this event.

The IIT Rice campus is located about a mile North of Butterfield Road on East Loop. There will be ample parking in front of the building, with all events taking place just inside the main entrance. Volunteers will be available to assist those attending to view all of the exhibits if needed.

We’re excited about this year’s event and encourage anyone interested to attend. Please give us a call if you have questions or need further information.



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