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2016 Year in Review

Low vision and aging.

As 2016 comes to a close, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all those who have supported our efforts at Sensible Innovations this year.

Our goal, to create a world without limitations for America’s more than 20 million visually impaired, has expanded much further than we had originally expected with discussions about the business’ offering taking place between ourselves and organizations not just in this country, but also around the world – from Europe to Asia.

We traveled to three major US conferences: the 31st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference at California State University Northridge (CSUN) in San Diego, California, in March and in June the National ADA Symposium in Denver, Colorado and the M-Enabling Summit and Conference in Washington DC, where we received high praise for our Aware iBeacon technology and had the opportunity to gain insightful feedback from potential users, which has resulted in upgrades to our system. I also had the pleasure of speaking at this year’s Illinois Women in Leadership Symposium to more than 300 female business leaders in Springfield, Illinois.

We had great success with our marketing and public relations activity having appeared on Good Day Marketplace Illinois on multiple occasions, in Springfield’s Own Magazine, the State Journal Register, Springfield Business Journal, Good Day Chicago with Springfield’s Natalie Bomke, Chicago WLS, and in the American Foundation for the Blind’s online publication, which attracted a lot of attention from organizations, institutions, and businesses in the US.

We have presented to, and are in talks with, several educational institutions about Aware – as well as, most recently, a mass transit firm in New York and a government agency in London, UK. Our Aware iBeacons were installed at three locations in Illinois this year: Chicago Lighthouse, Glenwood High School in Chatham, and Mary Bryant Home for the Blind in Springfield. We will, of course, continue to educate anyone who is willing to listen about the improvements that can be made to people’s lives through the use of the Aware app and the installation of our Aware iBeacons – and to develop the technology so that it is accessible to people of different languages, abilities, and needs – from the visually impaired, to the elderly and those with dyslexia, for example. We are extremely proud of what we have achieved so far, when it comes to Aware, and I am sure that 2017 will be another great year for the Sensible Innovations team.

The happiest of Holidays from Sensible Innovations to you and your loved ones. We wish you nothing but the best in 2017.