Functional Vision and Accessibility (FVA) Conference 

Celebrating 60 Years of Vision Research at the
Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute

August 3-4, 2023

 San Francisco, CA 

Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute presents a hybrid conference centered on translational research to optimize functional vision and accessibility. The meeting's goal is to encourage integration of multi-disciplinary approaches to evaluating visual dysfunction and its consequences. 

The conference also aims to bring stakeholders (those experiencing vision loss and blindness) and those doing translational research (scientists, clinicians, and inventors) to prioritize future research directions for diagnosis and treatment/interventions. A special feature of this conference will be to consider the spectrum from visual impairment to blindness and evaluate the relative merits of maximizing residual vision, visual restoration and the use of remaining senses for accessing information from the environment.

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the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute logo
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) logo
Brain Vision Logo
 Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) logo
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Art Photo Academy Logo
Logo for the SKERI Teng lab
C. Light Technologies Logo
SR Research EyeLink logo
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