Putting technology to work Mariana Livingston (standing) of Assistive Technology of Alaska guides Brad Rooker through demonstrations of a hearing device and software that enlarges and enhances the contrast of digital text for the visually impaired on Wednesday at the Kenai Senior Center. Livingston’s Anchorage-based group was one of four at the senior center to hold a health fair and one-on-one clinics for those interested in aid devices for vision, hearing, and mobility. Others included the Independent Living Center, the Alaska Center for the Blind, and the Kenai Centenial Savvy Lions Club, which offered free vision exams. Independent Living Center office manager Melissa Kline said the groups hope to hold the event annually in Kenai in the fall and at the Soldotna Senior Center in the spring. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

Seniors get demo of hearing and vision aids

Mariana Livingston (standing) of Assistive Technology of Alaska guides Brad Rooker through demonstrations of a hearing device and software that enlarges and enhances the contrast of digital text for the visually impaired on Wednesday, August 30 at the Kenai Senior Center. Livingston’s Anchorage-based group was one of four at the senior center to hold a health fair and one-on-one clinics for those interested in aid devices for vision, hearing, and mobility. Others included the IndependentLiving Center, the Alaska Center for the Blind, and the Kenai Centenial Savvy Lions Club, which offered free vision exams. Independent Living Center office manager Melissa Kline said the groups hope to hold the event annually in Kenai in the fall and at the Soldotna Senior Center in the spring. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion)

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