Are you facing hearing loss after having dealt with vision loss? Are you a family member or friend of someone facing this journey?
The Sight and Sound Impaired (SASI) Committee presents Ruth Silver, former Executive Director and founder of the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ms. Silver will speak on her journey with combined vision and hearing loss. She is the author of the book "Invisible: My Journey through Vision and Hearing Loss", available on Bookshare. Come prepared to learn and ask questions.
Attend two complimentary sessions at the American Council of the Blind Conference and Convention in Minneapolis, MN and find out.
- Reach Out and Touch the Future!
With the new BrailleNote Touch from Humanware, you can create professional documents, research the web, and communicate with popular apps. Use accessible third-party apps with the efficiency of KeySoft and TouchBraille.
When - Monday, July 4, 5:45 - 7:00 PM
The hotel lobby is a rectangle with smooth tile floors. In the center of the lobby is a seating area. From the front door of the hotel walk straight to find four steps down to the seating area. If you turn right from the front door and walk about 40 feet you will find four steps down to the hotel restaurant.
Important Tour Information: Please read the following information completely. It will answer many of your tour-related questions and will help you have a more enjoyable tour experience.
The official ACB photographer for the 2016 conference and convention will be taking pictures and video in the exhibit hall, on selected tours, and at many social events. He will visit committee and affiliate meetings, workshops, general sessions, and the banquet.
It is understood that all activities and programs scheduled at the 2016 conference and convention are subject to be photographed or videoed. Photos and video are the property of ACB, and are for ACB's use.
ACB In the Silver State
Golden Past – Diamond Future
Congratulations on 50 Years of Success
Alaska Independent Blind Inc.
American Blind Golf
ACB of Colorado
ACB of Maryland
Audio Description Associates
Austin Council of the Blind
Bay State Council of the Blind
Margarine G. Beaman
Blue Grass Council of the Blind
Braille Revival League
California Council of the Blind
Patti and David Cox
Adopted by the
ACB Board of Directors
1. Each debatable issue before the convention shall be limited to approximately twenty (20) minutes with a three-minute time limit per speaker, alternating between affirmative and opposing speakers, unless a majority of the members agree to extend debate for an additional period of time.
from the Mesquite News by Kenny Green
Blind People Take in the Mesquite Championship Rodeo
An evening filled with a delicious dinner, horse racing, and even poker at Canterbury Park. Friday, July 1, at the 55th annual Conference and Convention of the American Council of the Blind in Minneapolis, MN.
Begin the evening with a dinner buffet, including crab legs, shrimp scampi, seafood boil, chef's choice of fish, peel and eat shrimp and Chef carved New York strip loin with chef's choice of accompaniments. There's also assorted greens, dressings, salad toppings, assorted fresh salads and fruit. Fresh baked rolls and desserts.
The BeSpecular app is landing in the USA the first week of July and will be previewed at the 55th annual Conference and Convention of the American Council of the Blind in Minneapolis, MN!
BeSpecular is an iOS and Android app that connects you to sighted volunteers around the world.
What makes BeSpecular different from the others? Come to their free July 4 tech session and find out! They'll assist you with downloads and help you get the most out of the app.
Sponsored by Microsoft
Registration is located in Lakeshore Ballroom B on the first floor of the Hyatt.
NEW THIS YEAR! – Registration will not be open Thursday night as in years past. Pre-registration packets can be picked up anytime Registration is open, but Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM are reserved exclusively for pre-registration pickup ONLY. Onsite registration will only be done from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on these three days. This is an attempt to better manage the lines during the first days of the convention.
Sponsored by Buell Fund
Chair: Oral Miller
Monday, July 4, 6th Floor Spin Room
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM: Yogalates with Leslie Spoone. Stay fit with a yoga and Pilates workout. Open to all levels of experience. Presenter: Leslie Spoone, Certified Aerobics Instructor and Personal Trainer, Orlando, FL. Sponsored by WCC and Recreation Zone.
Thursday, July 7, 6th Floor Spin Room
ACB In the Silver State
Golden Past – Diamond Future
Past Members that Molded our Future
Dr. Mae Davidow
James “Jim” Olsen
Dr. Rose Resnick
Dr. Robert T. McLean
American Council of the Blind
50th Annual Conference and Convention
Theme: ACB in the Silver State
Golden Past - Diamond Future
Sunday, July 10 - Rose Ballroom
6:30pm Pre-convention entertainment - Adrienne Lattin, Flute, Reno, NV
The 56th ACB conference and convention will take place
Friday, June 30, 2017 - Friday, July 7, 2017
Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks, Nevada
The early bird catches the worm at the 55th annual Conference and Convention of the American Council of the Blind in Minneapolis, MN!
Fish on Lake Minnetonka, one of Minnesota's largest and most famous lakes, in a 4-person boat with an experienced fishing guide. There will be fishing contests with prizes and bragging rights.
Upon your arrival enjoy pastries and coffee; a box lunch will be provided for munching as you fish.
Space is limited in the boats so guide dogs are not recommended. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Join speaker and entertainer Terry Kelly at the banquet at the 55th annual Conference and Convention of the American Council of the Blind in Minneapolis, MN.
What is the power and poison of affirmations?
What is a dream adjustment; why is it important, and how do we make one?
Would you like to know the cure for one of the most infectious diseases? What is your why, and how do you discover it? Are you blind in your mind? Would you like to know the cure?
The Marcia Nigro Dresser Communication Center is located in Lakeshore C on the first floor of the Hyatt and is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday, July 2 through Thursday, July 7. This is where you can place ads in the paper, make braille or print copies, or volunteer to help produce the newspaper.