Friday, February 7, 2014

Free Agrability Webinar on Impaired Visions and Risk Factors in Farming

MID-ATLANTIC AGRABILITY WEBINAR: Impaired Vision and Risk Factors in Farming

Date: Feb.12 at 2:00 p.m. (EST)

Farming is a dangerous occupation, but it is also one which is hazardous to one’s health. This webinar will address a farmer’s eye health, risk factors and technologies to accommodate low vision challenges. Vision impairment can be a significant barrier to farmers in completing farm tasks safely and efficiently. 

Farmers are at-risk to certain vision problems such as cataracts and the Mid-Atlantic Agrability Project and the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired will identify vision health concerns of farmers and discuss ways to prevent and accommodate these problems.  

The speaker will address the following topics in his presentation:
Magnitude of visual impairments in agriculture
Primary visual impairments impacting farmers
Risk factors
How to protect yourself
Resources that can help you

Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to learn from a vision professional about effectively identifying and addressing vision problems.

Webinar Presenters: John Walsh, M.Ed., CRC is Coordinator for Vocational Rehabilitation Services for the Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired in New Jersey; Bruce Kastner, PHD is Coordinator of Project Prevention and Independent Living Services.

Registration: Please go to and register for the webinar. The webinar is free but registration is required. Also registration is limited, so please register as soon as possible.

Information on accessing  the session will be sent to registrants by February 10th. If you have any questions, please contact Ron Jester, Mid-Atlantic Agrability at 302-856-7303 or email 

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