John Logan is a retired engineer, a teacher at OLLI at Duke University, a lecturer on assistive technology and a relentless Internet researcher. He can be reached by email at email@example.com.
Herb Halbrecht is a retired businessman, who started our participation with OLLI. He had been diagnosed with advanced Macular Degeneration, but was not told anything about low vision alternative technologies. He was furious. Assistive technology and good eye doctors have gotten him past that anger. Herb has since passed away.
Gail M. Johnson has an experiential background in development of low vision aids and teaching seminars for the medical and lay communities where she has lived. A friend wrote of Gail’s low vision experiences, “Losing sight brings (to Gail), second sight, INSIGHT.” She is involved in community leadership, church activities, volunteer opportunities and photography. Her email address is LVATUG_G@gmail.com.
Lauren Tappan, MA, has low-vision herself and uses Zoom Text, CCTV and magnifying glasses as AT devices. She has worked as a counselor/teacher/writer and has been a professional student most of her life. She is presently co-teaching a class on Assistive Technology at Olli (Duke Learning and Retirement) this Fall. She is interested in good literature, travel, opera/ plays, films and documentaries She is a great resource for local low-vision services. You can reach her at 919-929-5256.