At its recent conference (held once every 3 years) in Denver CO, the International Society for Low Vision Rehabilitation Research (ISLRR) recognized Smith-Kettlewell's August Colenbrander, M.D. with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
On April 13th, 7th grade students from Claire Lilienthal Alternative School visited the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute (SKERI) in San Francisco. Audrey Wong-Kee-You, Research Coordinator at SKERI, welcomed the students and teachers and introduced them to the institute’s mission of creating a unique environment for the study of vision science and the development of assistive technology to support people who are blind and visually impaired.
Lora Likova discussed her research in a webinar "Harnessing the Power of ‘Visual’ Art: Memory-Drawing Training Drives Rapid Neuroplasticity in the Blind and Sighted" hosted by the Clinical Vision Sciences Technical Group of OPTICA (formerly Optical Society of America).
Objectives: We will focus on three main areas of need. 1) Access to Education and Informtion. Objectives are to develop and evaluate new applictions of audio-tactile maps and graphics; leverage AI for a human-in-the-loop approach to video description; and develop and conduct a Summer Institute program to provide tools for blind and visually impaired students to enter STEM courses and careers. 2) Navigation and Spatial Interactions.