2014 Conference and Convention Program


ACB: The Real Deal
colorful photo of the Riviera hotel
53rd Annual National Conference & Convention
American Council of the Blind
and
Special-Interest Affiliates
Riviera Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
July 10 - 19, 2014
Kim Charlson, President

Hosted by Nevada Council of the Blind
Rick Kuhlmey, President
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APH's first individually-sold mobile app for Android!

Nearby Explorer™

An Android app that empowers you to independently explore, discover, and enjoy your neighborhood and beyond!

Navigation Features:

  • Increase awareness of your exact position – announces the street and address, continually updates while you are moving.
  • Provides a list of directions to a destination and guides you.
  • Tracks a selected place and provides the distance and direction to get there.
  • Search for places, streets, and addresses.
  • GeoBeam: point your device toward features around you and receive immediate feedback about them!
  • And so much more!

Explore mode lists businesses and other points of interest near your destination.
 
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1-800-223-1839
info@aph.org
www.aph.org
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Guide Dogs for the Blind
 
Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) is more than an industry-leading guide dog school; we are a passionate community that serves the visually impaired. With exceptional client services and a robust network of trainers, puppy raisers, donors and volunteers, we prepare highly qualified guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or have low vision from throughout the United States and Canada. All of our services are provided free of charge, including personalized training and extensive post-graduation support, plus financial assistance for veterinary care if needed.

www.guidedogs.com 800-295-4050
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Comcast’s Accessibility Customer Support Center
 
XFINITY® customers with disabilities who rely on services like video description and screen reader enabled web and mobile experiences can reach our Accessibility Customer Support Center between 9 AM and 10 PM (Eastern Time), seven days a week.
 
phone: 855-270-0379
e-mail: accessibility@comcast.com
chat: comcastsupport.com/accessibility
web: www.comcast.com/accessibility
 
Accessibility                  Comcast
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Verizon
 
Empowering others, sharing success.
 
At Verizon, we envision opportunities to use our networks and technology to help solve some of society’s greatest challenges — like education, healthcare and sustainability. Since 2000, we’ve invested more than $650 million to help make our communities better places to live and work. Verizon is sharing its technology, resources and passion so that together, we can be even more successful.
 
Check out our success at verizonfoundation.org. Share yours @VerizonGiving
 
©Verizon 2014
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The American Council of the Blind would like to sincerely thank Facebook for their support of the 2014 Conference and Convention as an Onyx Sponsor.
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Google is proud to support the American Council of the Blind, and participate in the 2014 Conference and Convention.
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Designed for greater independence in lifestyles and learning.

The “Pocket” Portable Digital Book Player with recording

A true crossover media player/recorder, the PLEXTALK® Pocket has great features like wireless web radio and podcasting capabilities that support the visually impaired or learning disabled. Now you can enjoy your favorite media wherever you go.

PTN2 DAISY Player with Real Book Navigation

Enjoy your favorite audio title, such as DAISY*1 Digital Talking Books, music CDs, MP3 or WMA*2 CDs, or audio books on CD. It comes with a speech synthesizer for text based content, a built-in high quality speaker and much more.

www.plextalk.com
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