Vision Australia and the International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation hosted the 11th International Conference on Low Vision in April, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia
More than 600 low vision researchers and practitioners from countries such as Hong Kong, Nigeria, the Netherlands, Italy, Scandinavia, Canada, the USA, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and India, gathered to experienced the first-class scientific program.
The Conference was themed Advancing Research, Upgrading Practice and Improving Participation. And, with more than 200 presentations from researchers, clinicians, rehabilitation practitioners and people living with low vision, there was plenty of opportunity to share knowledge and learn from colleagues in the industry.
The hosts of Vision 2014, Vision Australia and the International Society for Low-Vision Research & Rehabilitation, offered Travel Grants for applicants who had their abstract accepted for presentation. The awardees traveled from countries listed in the Medium and Low range of the 2012 UNESCO Human Development Index http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/ or were studying in the field of low vision.