Webinar: Lifting the Veil – Effective Lighting for Low Vision

IES Section Webinar
  • December 8, 2021
    10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Please join the IES for an informative event relating to low vision lighting design on December 8th at noon!

This event will be a discussion held virtually around designing lighting for low-vision and visually impaired people and will be held through Zoom. This event will include a technical presentation by industry expert Mr. Guarnaccia, followed by an open discussion and questions for the presenter.

Come support the Edmonton IES section virtually from the comfort of your own home or office!


This event is open to anyone in the local electrical industry who is interested in a fun, yet informative event. Engineers, architects, designers, electrical wholesalers, electrical contractors, lighting agents, and anyone else interested in learning more about effective lighting design and principles for low vision applications.


  • Date: Wednesday, December 8th
  • 11:45 AM PT– Zoom Link Open / Tech Check
  • 12:00 PM PT – Technical presentation, followed by open discussion and questions
  • 1:00 PM PT – Wrap up

Donation proceeds go to the Alberta Society for the Visually Impaired (ASVI) Edmonton, with your choice of donating $10, $15, or $20, or more. 100% of the proceeds will go towards ASVI! https://www.asviedmonton.org/


As the chair of the IES RP-28 Lighting For The Aged & Partially Sighted Committee and a member of the National Institute of Building Sciences’ Low Vision Design Committee, Mr. Guarnaccia will explore what low vision means to the lighting professional and what’s needed to empower those with low vision in their quest to lead independent and fulfilled lives. This presentation will share basic principles and some evidence-based guidance developed for IES/ANSI RP-28 and the NIBS Low Vision Design Guidelines that designers can employ as they integrate lighting systems into supportive environments for the 17 million Americans who live within the spectrum of low vision.


  • Understand the relationship between low vision and lighting quality and quantity.
  • Learn about lighting considerations to help design healthy visual environments for seniors and other low vision populations.
  • Learn about the available information tools to further guide the lighting professional

We ask that you log into the provided Zoom link before 12:00 PM as the presentation will start right at 12:00 PM.

Admission to this event is through a charitable donation to the Alberta Society for the Visually Impaired (ASVI) Edmonton, with your choice of donating $10, $15, or $20, or more. 100% of the proceeds will go towards ASVI!


We ask that you please bring your own food and beverage when you join us for the Zoom call!


  • Your own food and drink

  • Thoughts and ideas for an engaging discussion!


Can I use my IES membership for a discount?

No membership discount for this event. General Admission only. Note that 100% of ticket cost will be donated to the Alberta Society for the Visually Impaired!

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

Yes, please ensure to inform a local IES board member.