More than two thousand visually impaired people from across Hampshire are coming together to find out how new technology could make their lives easier. The exhibition at the Ageas Bowl near Southampton will also show the range of services available.
One in five people over 75 will suffer sight loss in the UK and those numbers are set to double over the next 50 years as the average age of our population increases.
New research by the charity Open Sight has looked at the opportunities blind and visually impaired people have had during their lifetimes, over the past ninety years.
Our correspondent Andrew Pate has been looking at how lifestyle and career options have changed from a rather draconian approach last century, to nowadays when people with visual impairments can more easily live life to the full.