Jason joined AVRE in 2011 after being declared legally blind in 2009. Although he has experience working on various product lines, he found a home in our copy paper department. Despite health challenges, Jason gives 100% in everything he does and is known for making people laugh throughout the work day.
When Jason isn’t packing reams of paper, he enjoys listening to music, eating out, and spending time with his family. His greatest pleasure is sharing joy with others. He has expressed that his main goal in life is “to supply all with lollipops and to keep people happy and laughing.”
We are very lucky to have Jason as a member of our team and we look forward to his future accomplishments!
Providing Vision Services from Home with UberConferencing
Many AVRE employees transitioned to working from home at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Thanks to new technology, our Health and Rehabilitation department adapted to providing vision rehabilitation services over the phone and computer. Of the resources available, UberConference By Dialpad allowed staff to stay connected to the people that they work with in an easy, innovative way.
UberConference is a free, user-friendly conferencing interface that is accessible from any phone, computer, or smartphone device. The benefit to using an interface like UberConference is its accessibility. Anyone can use it from anywhere.
UberConference quickly became a helpful resource to run support groups during the stay-at-home order. Support group members would receive a reminder text message five minutes before the call, followed by a phone call at the time of the meeting. It’s simplicity allows those with low vision to join groups and remain connected.
“It helps us stay in touch with other people and know we’re not alone,” said one support group member.
It is important to continue providing vision rehab services during these unknown and challenging times. Safety is our utmost priority. Thanks to innovative technology like UberConference, our staff is able to continue working with consumers from the safetyof their homes.
For more information on UberConference, go to www.uberconference.com.
New Wheels on the Road!
By now, you may have seen one of our more recent additions to the AVRE family - our new delivery truck!
On-time delivery is important to us. After more than ten years with our previous truck, it was time to invest insomething new. We also wanted to bring a fresh look with new employee photos and our “Define Your Vision” tagline.
When we asked our delivery driver, Jim Lampman, what excited him most about a new truck, he simply replied, “the tailgate!”
If you see our truck on the road, be sure to give us a wave!
InSight is available in the following formats: Large Print (14 pt.), Braille, emailed text, Word document on disk or CD, and regular audio cassette. If you would like to receive InSight in a different format, please call us.
AVRE serves visually impaired individuals of all ages who live in the New York counties of Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga, Tompkins and Schuyler. AVRE is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.