Best in Tech Conference 2018

Hosted by:

The San Fernando Valley Chapter
of the National Federation of the Blind of California



Best in Tech offers a great opportunity to those who are interested in learning about the latest innovations in assistive technology for the blind and partially sighted. Attend this free annual event that offers a rare opportunity to:

  • Learn from actual users of the latest assistive technology about their favorite solutions (mobile devices and helpful apps, OCR products, CCTVs, digital book readers, note takers, and IOS-& Android related products.

  • Attend workshops to learn about what’s new with Sweetman Systems including JAWS 2019, BraillNote touch, BrailleSense Polaris, the new Q Braille from HIMS, and explore other products.

  • HumanWare’s workshop will demonstrate the new Brailliant 14 braille display and the Victor Reader Trek.

  • AT Kratter / OrCam workshop presenting the OrCam MyEye, the most advanced wearable assistive technology.

  • IRIE-AT’s workshop to learn how an affordable desktop embosser can be used to teach complex subjects and do much more than simply emboss braille.

  • Braille Institute’s workshop will showcase and explain the various Voice controlled home technology that is on the market, such as google home and apple’s HomePod.

    Visit booths of the most popular vendors of blindness products, low vision magnifiers and related technology to get hands on experience and learn about the latest gadgets and solutions.

    Shop for holiday gifts and take advantage of special discounts.
    Meet and “talk tech” with others who are blind or low-vision.
    Many high-tech items will be raffled throughout the day (11am – 3:30pm).

    The Best in Tech 2018 Conference will be held on
    Saturday, November 17, 8:30am to 3:30pm
    at the
    Braille Institute,

Schedule of events

Please save the date and come join us to learn about the latest in Assistive Technology. Hear and learn from users of this years newest solutions as well as take advantage of the opportunity to have hands on experience with these devices. Thanks to the vendors who make this event possible.

Never been to a Best in Tech Conference? Want to know what it’s all about? Visit our Archives page to listen to audio of previous events and learn more about the resources discussed.

Interested in being one of our speakers?
Visit our Speakers page.


To register and get information email
If you don’t have internet access call (818) 457-9449 for help with the registration process.

Platinum Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors:

Other Sponsors and Vendors:

Vispero / VFO

Marquez Products for Independent Living

NorthState Assistive Technology

2nd Sight Visual Aids


Audio Internet Reading Service Los Angeles– AIRSLA



If you are interested in sponsoring this years Best in Tech please fill out our Vendors Registration Form.

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