Other Meetings and Programs

Career Development

Monday, July 14
7:15 PM: Piano Technology: $5 ($7), Capri 107
The piano technology profession offers full / part-time employment opportunities.  Hands-on demonstrations; blind technicians answer your questions.  Door prizes.
 
Wednesday, July 16
7:00 AM: NIB Breakfast $10 ($15), Royale 7
Join National Industries for the Blind for a discussion about employment and the AbilityOne program.

Studies and Focus Groups

Saturday, July 12, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, July 13, 11:00AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
JPMorgan Chase is exploring two ways to potentially offer Braille information on all cards offered to customers.  including debit cards, credit cards, home equity cards, and commercial cards.  These focus groups will be used to share samples of both approaches and get your opinion about each option.  For additional information or to reserve a space in one of the focus groups contact donna.kelly@chase.com.  Location to be announced.
 
Monday, July 14 to Friday, July, 18, by invitation only:
Dr. Robert Englebretson, Professor of Linguistics, Rice University, a lifelong Braille reader, is conducting research on the cognitive and perceptual aspects of Braille reading.  This study is by invitation only; all slots have been filled and there is a waiting list.
 
Tuesday, July 15, Skybox 204
12:30 PM- 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM,
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: The Future of the TV Remote (by invitation only)
Help us direct the future of the TV remote.  A nationally known consumer research firm will hold small group discussions to solicit feedback on the future of remote control design.  If you have any questions regarding solicitations, email tv.remote.research@magid.com

Guide Dogs

Tuesday, July 15, Top of the Riv South
7:00 AM: Guide Dogs for the Blind Alumni Breakfast
GDB grads connect with friends and staff; those considering the guide dog lifestyle welcome.

Advocacy Issues

Monday, July 14 Top of the Riv North
7:00 AM: AFB Breakfast $10 ($10)
Staff will discuss AFB current initiatives; your feedback welcome.
 
Wednesday, July 16
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM: Your Rights and Responsibilities Under HIPAA $8 ($10), Caprl 116
This workshop will familiarize you with your privacy rights and responsibilities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as you access the health care system.  Bradley Richardson, Attorney, Vegas, Fennemore, Craig, Jones, and Vargas, Las Vegas, NV, will discuss your privacy rights as a consumer in the health care system.  Presented by NELDS, Advocacy Committee and the Health Issues Task Force.
 
4:15 PM: ACB Legislative Seminar $5 ($7), GrandEg
The latest information regarding pending and recently implemented legislative issues.  Eric Bridges, Director of External Affairs and Policy, American Council of the Blind, Arlington, VA.

Technology

Saturday, July 12
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Ai Squared Merger with GW Micro.  Special Window-Eyes offer to Office users, Capri 112
Learn about the Ai Squared merger with GW Micro and the Window-Eyes Offer for Users of Microsoft Office.
 
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Everything you ever wanted to know about ZoomText, Capri 112
Learn all about ZoomText, ZoomText Mac, and Image Reader.
 
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Window-Eyes Apps and GWSocialEyes, Capri 112
Learn from Ai Squared staff all about Window-Eyes Apps.
 
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM: ZoomText University - training options from Ai Squared, Capri 112
What is ZoomText University and the Window-Eyes Training Class?  Learn about all of the training options from Ai Squared.
 
Sunday, July 13
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: HIMS Celebrates 15 Years of Innovation with New Products, Skybox 204
Learn about Blaze EZ and the latest Braille Sense upgrade v8.1 and v8.2.
 
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Kurzweil 1000 Users Group Lunch, Capri 107
Kurzweil 1000; your questions answered.  We'll give away a Free HoverCam.  Contact George Robertson to register at George.Robertson@KurzweilEdu.com or 781-276-0630.  Hosted by Stephen Baum, Vice President of Engineering, Kurzweil Educational Systems.
 
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: HIMS Low Vision Innovation, Skybox 204
Another “First” from HIMS! See E-bot PRO and E-bot ADV, the first iPad and Android tablet compatible read, write and distance video magnifier with OCR, Wi-Fi and totally wireless! Also see our new CANDY 4 HD and CANDY 5 HD handheld video magnifiers.
 
Monday, July 14
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM: HumanWare Makes Travel a Breeze! Capri 116
Let the Breeze talking GPS or the new KeyMap feature on the Apex guide you to new destinations and describe all that's around while discovering Vegas.
 
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM: Vanda Pharmaceuticals Reception, Capri 114
Learn about a treatment option for Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder.  Have your questions answered by a medical expert, as well as someone living with Non-24.
 
5:45 PM - 7:30 PM: BookShare Users Group, Capri 105
Bookshare Members: Take advantage of Bookshare's "Office Hours" at ACB!  Stop by to say hello, pick-up a special members-only gift, and get answers to your Bookshare-related questions.
 
7:15PM - 8:30PM Independence Science Workshop $7 ($7), Skybox 205
Revolutionary access to science for the visually impaired.  Learn about ways to conduct science activities with the use of both high-tech and low-tech solutions.  Hands-on activities will be conducted by workshop attendees.
 
Tuesday, July 15
4:15 PM – 5:30PM and 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM: Getting the Most from your Mobile Device: Live Demo Session with Sprint, Skybox 210.
Learn about accessibility features available on the latest Android and iOS mobile devices.  Hands-on training with subject matter experts from Sprint’s product development team.  Bring an Android or iOS mobile device for a more interactive experience.
 
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM: HumanWare iConnect, Capri 116.
iConnect your BrailleNote Apex or the portable HumanWare Brailliant displays to iPhones, iPads, and PC's with your favorite screen reader.
 
Wednesday, July 16
5:45PM - 7:00PM: HumanWare, Why I Love My New Victor Stream, Capri 116
Meet with HumanWare experts to share your reading and listening experiences with the Stream's new wi-fi Internet radio feature.