OcuSource Launches OcuSource EXPO 2008
Year-round Online Expo for Low Vision and Blindness
January 16, 2008 Release:
OcuSource.com is hosting the OcuSource EXPO 2008 as a year round resource to consumers and professionals in the low vision and blindness industryThe conference will provide quarterly full-day presentation events, monthly half-day presentation events, and 7 days a week, 24 hours per day exhibit hall and access to archived presentations. The event is FREE to the public.
Cost to attend - FREE
Why?- OcuSource estimates that only 10,000 visually impaired persons attend the five major vision impairment tradeshows. Transportation and financial constraints contribute to poor attendance at “physical” visual impairment conferences. OcuSource is now bringing a year-round conference to the attendees around the world, rather than the attendees having to go to the conference, and doing it all through an accessible, interactive online venue.”
When - The first full-day live event begins Wednesday March 26th - 8:00 A.M Pacific Time (11:00 A.M. Eastern)
Where - To participate in the webcasts please visit the OcuSource 2008 Expo at LetsGoExpo.com
Exhibit at this event - Exhibitors and sponsors, visit the Exhbitors Page for more details
Speakers - The event management team welcomes presenters. Submit your presentation to the review committee
What to expect - The “conference center”, designed specifically for use by blind and visually impaired users, easy-to-navigate “presentation halls” and “exhibit halls” allowing the visitor to find his or her way to the topic of interest. Presentation topics include macular degeneration, new products, and education and employment. Exhibit halls are filled with “booths” staffed by manufacturers, vendors, agencies, organizations, and other entities eager to share information about their services and products. Attendees can also speak directly to booth representatives over the internet via the integrated web conferencing tool which provides voice-chat and presentation capabilities from within the booth. Visitors who are unable to attend the live portion of the conference can still experience all the benefits through archived streamed videos of the presentations available for 12 months after the close of the live portion of the event. Any time, day or night, from around the world, visitors can view the presentations and booths.
About OcuSource -California based OcuSource.com, LLC (www.ocusource.com) is the owner and operator of 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, as well as the professionals who assist them, through a set of integrated web-based resources. OcuSource provides vision impairment-specific resources such as auctions of adaptive products and accessories, search tools to find local and national resources like doctors and agencies, as well as other tools useful to eye care and rehabilitation professionals. The privately held company was founded in 2003, and is headquartered in Fullerton, California.
About Talking Communities - Michigan based Talking Communities (www.talkingcommunities.com) creates interactive synchronous web conferencing tools which provide customers numerous capabilities in both their business and personal lives at a very affordable rate. Live voice-over-internet conference rooms are suitable for public or private business meetings, employee training and support, family get-togethers, educational purposes, public and private interactive events, live broadcasts, and web presentations. The company entered the market with its Audio Tips resource located at www.audio-tips.com. Audio-Tips is a family-oriented voice-chat community open to anyone seeking friends, support, fun, and learning.
About LetsGoExpo - California based LetsGoExpo, Inc. (www.letsgoexpo.com) is a spinoff of OcuSource.com. after holding its first online tradeshow with over 11,000 attendees and 100,000 downloads of audio and video, the company was split from OcuSource and a fully functional system for online media and meeting management was launched. After creating your free account on the LetsGoExpo system, your login allows you to attend, speak, host, or advertise on the system. Various "venue" configurations allow hosts to create accessible surveys, meeting venues, online tradeshows, e-learning and online training centers, and even manage physical on-site conferences and tradeshows. The leading disability conference hosted by CSUN uses the LetsGoExpo system for its 4500 person conference, many of which are blind or have other disabilities. The system also provides an excellent opportunity for indivdiuals wishing to create online businesses due to the integrated e-commerce service.