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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: October 13, 2016
DHSS-10-2016





DIVISION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED, ADVISORY COUNCIL TO HOST TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR OCT. 17 IN DOVER


Division for the Visually Impaired, Advisory Council to Host Technology & Community Resource Fair Oct. 17 in Dover NEW CASTLE (Oct. 13, 2016) - The Division for the Visually Impaired (DVI) and the Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Council (VRAC) will host the 2016 Technology & Community Resource Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Ave., Dover. The resource fair, which is open to the public, will be expanded this year to include rehabilitation organizations and community resources. Technology exhibitors will demonstrate the latest assistive products, which enable people who are blind or visually impaired to have immediate access to printed materials and other information. And vendors from the community will offer information on such services as personal finance and health.

"The resource fair is a fantastic way to connect Delawareans who are blind or visually impaired with assistive technology and services that can enhance their quality of life," DVI Director Elisha Jenkins said. "By adding community resources and service providers to this year's fair, we are providing exposure to additional education, training and employment opportunities. I am grateful to the members of the Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Council for their partnership in growing the fair each year."

Vendors include:

For more information on attending or becoming a vendor, contact Alice Johnson at the Division for the Visually Impaired at 302-255-9818 or Alice.Johnson@state.de.us .

The Division for the Visually Impaired is one of Delaware's oldest state agencies having celebrated its 100th year of providing services to people who are blind or visually impaired in 2009. DVI provides a holistic, integrated service approach - serving more than 1,000 individuals each year from infants through senior citizens. The agency works in partnership with the consumer and the community to improve the safety, education and employment of Delawareans who are blind or visually impaired.

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations. DPH, a division of DHSS, urges Delawareans to make healthier choices with the 5-2-1 Almost None campaign: eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables each day, have no more than 2 hours of recreational screen time each day (includes TV, computer, gaming), get 1 or more hours of physical activity each day, drink almost no sugary drinks.



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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