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The Importance of Technology for LHON Patients

Sunday 19 September 2021, 17:00-19:00 CET

Join the international LHON community for a free Facebook Live event.

Visit IMP's Facebook page to join the event.

Technology can make an immeasurable difference to someone with LHON. It can enable vision impaired people to maintain independence, perform in jobs that otherwise would be inaccessible to them, excel in education, participate in social activities, and accomplish everyday tasks.

But keeping up with new technology can be challenging and time consuming. Michele Landolfo is an expert on the use of technology by vision impaired people.  He will share key information about how technology can improve the quality of lives of people with LHON.

Michele will be joined by members of the LHON community from around the world who will discuss the impact of technology on their lives. They will share the successes they have had with different technologies.

Want to know if there is an App that will assist you with a particular activity? Interested in how technology can assist in an education or work setting? Is there an App that will help you get from place to place more easily? Post your questions in the chat box during the event and we will answer as many as we can. 

The event will be in English. 

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About Michele Landolfo

Michele Landolfo is an expert in assistive technology accessibility, software and hardware devices.  He works at INVAT ((Istituto Nazionale Valutazione Ausili e Tecnologie) National Institute for Evaluation of devices and  Assistive Technology) an organisation which belongs to the Italian National blind Union.  He is a Low Vision Consultant at the  F. Cavazza Blind Institute in  Bologna and an Administrator of the website,  the reference website for assistive technology for all legally blind people.
Event joining instructions:
Simply go to IMP's Facebook Page at 17:00-19:00 CEST on 19 September and the event will appear in the feed. 
You can ask questions throughout the event. 
The event will not appear in the feed until 17:00 CEST. If you do not see it, please refresh the page. 

LHON Awareness Day is part of World Mitochondrial Disease Week.

LHON Awareness Day is hosted by IMP. Thank you to the members of the LHON EU group who initiated the establishment of LHON Awareness Day in 2020.

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