NVoT participated in helping out at the Low Vision Expo in Santa Cruz (Louden Nelson Community Center) to explain to visually impaired clients about the newest technology and medical developments available to blind people. Guest speakers included Dr. Alok Bansal, M.D., as well as Damian Pickering and Ed Wikdall, who presented new treatments for diseases such as ARMD and diabetic retinopathy. Furthermore, attendees were able to browse through an expo hall featuring local companies, shops, and individuals selling products specially geared towards aiding the visually impaired in their daily life, including magnifying computers, canes, phones, pill containers, etc. Exhibitors included A&E Low Vision, Access Ingenuity, HumanWare, and Vista Center stores.