Placentia, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2006
The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) concluded a highly successful seventh annual Conference & Exhibition on January 21st, 2006. With over 1500 attendees, the conference provided nearly 300 presentations by industry experts on assistive technology for hearing, mobility, vision, speech and learning disabilities.
ATIA and OcuSource.com recently announced that the two groups have joined forces to produce a sampling of over 150 hours of conference presentations from ATIA’s conference. OcuSource will make the recordings available to consumers and professionals via the company’s virtual conferencing system at http://www.letsgoexpo.com or via ATIA’s website, http://www.atia.org .
The ATIA Online Conference will provide free access to dozens of presentations, and complete access to all recordings will be available for a fee of $49.00. Visitors may also subscribe to free audio and video podcasts.
ATIA Executive Director David Dikter noted, “ATIA has a primary focus on providing a broad range of professional development opportunities and timely information on the latest assistive technologies available. This launch of our online conference proceedings represents our newest effort to ensure that anyone with an interest in AT have access to quality information.”
“OcuSource’s goal is to help ATIA make as many of the conference’s valuable presentations available, either to those who could not attend or to those who attended the conference and want the materials for use in their daily lives,” added Dr. Lou Lipschultz, President and founder of OcuSource.com. “We hope to obtain a deeper understanding of the needs of the AT professionals as well as consumers who are seeking information on assistive technology. ATIA has a mission to educate both of these groups, and our LetsGoExpo conference system is an ideal solution to assist in this mission,” confirmed Lipschultz.
California-based OcuSource.com, LLC is the owner and operator of http://www.ocusource.com, an internet portal dedicated to assisting the low vision and blindness industry with essential online resources. OcuSource’s mission is to enhance access to products, information, and services to individuals with vision impairment caused by disorders such as macular degeneration. In addition to consumer resources like search utilities and self assessment tools the site provides services to the medical, educational, and rehabilitative professionals. The OcuSource team has also created a virtual conferencing system, http://www.letsgoexpo.com. Founded in 2003, the company is privately held and is headquartered in Placentia, California.
The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) is a not-for-profit membership organization of manufacturers, sellers or providers of technology-based assistive devices and/or services. ATIA’s mission is to serve as the collective voice of the Assistive Technology industry so that the best products and services are delivered to persons with disabilities. For more information on ATIA, call 877-OUR-ATIA or visit http://www.atia.org.