August 10, 2012

WBRC Hosts Northern California Regional Meeting

John Kingston, WBRC CNVR Coordinator, presents on the CNVR Program.
The Western Blind Rehabilitation Center hosted a Northern California Regional Meeting for VA Blind Rehabilitation Service staff members August 1st and 2nd, 2012.  Participants included VIST Coordinators, Blind Rehabilitation Outpatient Specialists (BROS), National Program Consultants, Advanced Low Vision Clinic staff, and WBRC therapists and administrators.  Blind Rehabilitation Service staff members also participated by a V-Tel video conference system from as far as Washington DC and Hawaii.

Constance Marsh, WBRC TCF Intern, in conversation with a visiting BROS.
The two day conference style meeting included presentations, in services, work groups, and brain storming sessions.  Blind Rehabilitation Outpatient Specialist participated in several hands-on in-services with devices such as the Milestone, Sarah OCR, and iPhone/iPad.  Session presentations included specialty programs, CNVR, Research and Outcomes.  The meeting also fostered increased communication throughout the Blind Rehabilitation Service, including sharing best practices and developing ideas for future service delivery to the blind and low vision Veteran community.

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