2016 ACB Conference and Convention Program


ACB
Land of 10,000 Dreams

sailboat against the Minneapolis skyline

55th Annual National
Conference & Convention
American Council of the Blind
and
Special-Interest Affiliates
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Minneapolis, MN
July 1 — 9, 2016
Kim Charlson, President
 
Hosted by ACB of Minnesota
Jeff Mihelich, President


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Sprint
 
New Plan for Blind and Low Vision Customers
 
$45 monthly service plan, includes Unlimited Talk and Text with 2 GB Data while on the Sprint network. Req. new-line activation or eligible upgrade on non-discounted phone. Other monthly charges apply.**
 
sprint.com/accessnow
 
Contact our Sprint Support for Customers with Disabilities at 855-885-7568 or email sprintaccessibility@sprint.com.
 
**Monthly charges exclude taxes & Sprint Surcharges [incl. USF charge of up to 17.9% (varies quarterly), up to $2.50 Admin. & 40¢ Reg. /line/mo. & fees by area (approx. 5 -20%)]. Surcharges are not taxes. See sprint.com/taxesandfees. Activ. Fee: Up to $30/line. Credit approval req. Blind/Low Vision Custom Plan: Offer ends 07/07/16. Customer may be asked to certify their blind or low vision eligibility for this plan. Includes unlimited domestic Long Distance calling, texting and 2G/mo./line on-network data allowance. Add’l data: 1.5¢/MB.  Third-party content/downloads are add’l charge. Third-party content/downloads are add’l charge. Int’l svcs are not included. Pricing may vary for existing customers. For discounted phones, an additional $20.00/mo./line applies. Prohibited network use rules apply. See sprint.com/termsandconditions. Usage Limitations: To improve data experience for the majority of users, throughput may be limited, varied or reduced on the network. Sprint may terminate service if offnetwork roaming usage in a month exceeds: (1) 800 min. or a majority of min.; or (2) 300MB or a majority of KB. Prohibited network use rules apply --see sprint.com/termsandconditions. Other Terms: Offers and coverage not available everywhere or for all phones/networks. No discounts apply. Restrictions apply. See www.sprint.com/accessnow for details. © 2016 Sprint. All rights reserved. Sprint and the logo are trademarks of Sprint. Other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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Empowerment.
Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We are passionate about living our mission and helping ensure technology benefits people of all abilities.
 
http://microsoft.com/accessibility
 
Microsoft

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Commitment to
Access and Inclusion
 
&
 
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
 
We proudly support the American Council of the Blind in developing innovative education, technology and training programs that create pathways to independence and success for their constituents.

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deque
 
The world needs more digital accessibility experts.
 
If you have a disability, you qualify for a Deque University Scholarship for People with Disabilities.
 
We are currently offering an unlimited number of scholarships for a full year of free access to our entire curriculum of online digital accessibility courses, including:
• Web Accessibility Fundamentals
• HTML & CSS Accessibility
• ARIA & JavaScript Accessibility
• Mobile Web Accessibility
• MS Word Accessibility
• MS PowerPoint Accessibility
• PDF Accessibility
... and many more!
Visit www.dequeuniversity.com/pwd to apply.
 
Deque Systems is a leading provider of digital accessibility software and services to large commercial and government organizations and a proud sponsor of the 2016 American Council of the Blind Conference and Convention. Learn more at www.deque.com

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Uber
 
Get a reliable ride in minutes with the Uber app
 
From low-cost to premium, every option feels like an upgrade from the everyday. And payment is automatic — no cash, no card, no hassle. Get started at UBER.COM/APP

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Verizon
 
Empowering Success in Healthcare.
 
Verizon Foundation is exploring new ways to use the power of technology to improve on the delivery of healthcare in rural and underserved areas. We’re sharing our resources and passion s that together, we can be even more successful.
 
See how we’re making an impact at verizon.com/responsibility. Share yours @VerizonGiving on Twitter.

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Crown Jewel Sponsor
The American Council of the Blind
sincerely thanks
Google
for their support of the
2016 Conference and Convention

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The American Council of the Blind
sincerely thanks
Macular Degeneration Foundation, Inc.
for their support of the
2016 Conference and Convention
as a
Ruby Sponsor
and a
2016 Brenda Dillon Memorial Walk Sponsor

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The American Council of the Blind
sincerely thanks
Facebook
for their support of the
2016 Conference and Convention
as a Ruby Sponsor

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American Thermoform Corporation
 
Get Braille Paper, Braille Labels, and More!
 
* 10% off on your first order!
 
Get the best Braille Paper, Braille Labels, tactile graphic paper and more with products from American Thermoform Corporation.
 
With endless size, weight and format options you can be assured to find just what you need! If not, contact American Thermoform and they will be happy to make it for you!
• Braille Paper - continuous tractor, cut-sheet and roll formats
• Braille Labels - continuous tractor and cut-sheet formats
• Thermoform (Brailon) and Swell-Touch paper
• PolyCovers - clear, rigid, pre-punched plastic for book covers
 
Braille Paper:
American Thermoform Corporation teamed up with paper specialists to develop a high-quality Braille paper in continuous, cut-sheet and roll formats that can hold up to the heavy demands of Braille production. The paper is sourced from a single mill so the quality never varies and it is acid free and generates minimal paper dust making it ideal for extended Braille embossing.
 
Braille Labels:
Developed specifically for Braille production, these labels are perfectly clear and designed with a special adhesive that will not clog the printing pins and doesn't generate static electricity, which can ultimately lead to embossing issues. The Braille is embossed onto the label, cut to size by the user and will adhere to nearly every surface. This material is ideal for book titles, labeling shelves, canned goods, and identifying objects at home, school or office.
 
Contact:
Email: sales@americanthermoform.com
Phone: (909) 593-6711 / (800) 331-3676
Fax: (909) 593-8001
www.americanthermoform.com
www.braillepaper.com

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Comcast’s Accessibility Customer Support Center
 
XFINITY® Customers who rely on key services – including closed captioning, video description and Voice Guidance – now have direct access to a specially trained customer support team dedicated to resolving issues of importance to our customers with disabilities.
 
Customers can reach the center between the hours of 7 AM and 12 AM (Eastern Time), seven days a week.
 
phone: 855-270-0379
e-mail: accessibility@comcast.com
web: comcast.com/accessibilitysupport
 
Accessibility
Comcast