O&M instructors, Teachers of the Visually Impaired, Blindness agency representatives and independent contractors in the blindness field all came together in late May to network and learn at Enchanted Hills Retreat. Highlights included an overview of tactile map projects that included a tactile map-driven scavenger hunt; a session led by LightHouse staff on how to best to collaborate with the Department of Rehabilitation; and our featured presenter, Christian Erfurt, CEO of Be My Eyes, an app that connects blind people with volunteer describers from around the world via live video chat.
Camp Director Tony Fletcher said, “It was extremely enjoyable meeting such a variety of participants but especially to see the number of first timers at EHC. We don’t want camp to be a secret. We want students and professionals to know about our camp and our programs and I think we accomplished that goal at this year’s Providers Weekend. I witnessed professional relationships forming and an impressive connectivity.”