For medical emergencies, dial 0 on a hotel phone or 911 on any other phone. Stay calm and speak distinctly. Give your name, exact location and a description of the emergency. For medical care, contact:
Audio-Visual Services Sponsored by JP Morgan Chase
ACB Radio - ACB Radio livestreams from all general sessions on the Mainstream channel; sessions are replayed around the clock. Some afternoon committee sessions will be streamed live or recorded for later broadcast. The FIA Performing Arts Showcase, BOP Candidates' Forum, and ACB Banquet are also livestreamed.
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.
Guide dog relief areas are built and maintained by Scoop Masters, and are located near hotel exits. ACB volunteers and hotel staff will be happy to help you locate the areas.
It is your responsibility to relieve your dog at regular intervals. You are expected to pick up after your dog; trash receptacles are located near relief areas for your convenience.
Should an indoor accident occur, please report it to the front desk. Do not just walk away from or ignore an accident. If an accident occurs in your room, you will be charged for the clean-up.
Kids’ Explorers Club: Bring the kids’ (ages 6 to 12) for a great week of tours and fun in the Kids’ Explorer Club. Games, crafts, swimming, and trips; every day is packed with fun. Breakfast, lunch and snack included. Open Sunday from 6:30 PM until 9:00 PM, Monday through Thursday from 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM, and on Friday from 8:15 AM until after the banquet.
Participants must register and pay the convention administrative fee before attending any events. Discounted tickets for events may be purchased on the pre-registration form.
Scott Bradley, Ark Animal Clinic
1651 N. Rancho, Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Animal Emergency Hospital (open 24 hours)
5231 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
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.
ACB convention attendees will be staying in the Monte Carlo or Monaco Towers. These are the two closest towers to the meeting rooms. The room numbering system is such that there are no duplicate room numbers. Rooms 1501 to 2920 are in the Monte Carlo Tower and 4201 to 6407 in the Monaco Tower. The 12th floor of the Mediterranean South Tower houses the health club.
Chair: Oral Miller
Monday, July 14, Skybox 209
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM: Yoga with Leslie Spoone
Join Leslie Spoone, Orlando, FL, Certified Aerobics Instructor and Personal Trainer for yoga; open to all levels of experience. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. Co-sponsored by WCC and Recreation Zone.
Wednesday, July 16
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM: Goalball Demonstration, Skybox 206
Goalballs have bells and players are blindfolded. Balls are rolled on tactile court. Facilitator: James Devus, Executive Director, Blind Recreation Outreach, Columbus, OH.
Sponsored by HumanWare and Vanda Pharmaceuticals
Registration is located in Capri 103 on the first floor of the Riviera. Hours are:
You will be ready for a break and a little fun after all those workshops, seminars and business meetings. Below are some activities and events that take place at the hotel. For more fun ideas, see 2014 Convention Tours, the Recreation Zone, and the agendas of the many affiliates and groups for more mixers, luncheons and parties.
American Council of the Blind
53rd Annual Conference and Convention
Riviera Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
July 11 - 19, 2014
ACB - The Real Deal
The Communication Center is in Capri 111 on the first floor of the Riviera and is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Saturday, July 12 through Thursday, July 17. This is where you can place ads in the paper, make braille or print copies, or volunteer to help produce the newspaper.
Sponsored by Freedom Scientific
The 2014 ACB / Freedom Scientific Exhibit Hall is filled with everything from jewelry to information resources to the latest in appliances and technologies designed especially for people who are blind and visually impaired. Royale 1.
2014 ACB / Freedom Scientific Exhibit Hall hours are as follows:
I. Official Conference Program Advertising
Tell the world about your products and services by placing your ad in the official 2014 conference and convention program. 150-plus print pages packed with information and conference details; published in Braille, large print, and electronic formats. Also downloadable from the ACB website by June 30, 2014, and archived permanently on the website following the close of the conference.
- Monday, July 14, Maxi-Aids
- Tuesday, July 15, HIMS, Inc.
Stop by the ACB Convention Café to grab a quick cup of coffee, pastry, sandwich, salad or snack as you rush from one meeting to another or as you head out on a tour. Meet at the Café to visit with friends or just rest a while between activities. Located in Grande C, hours and specials to be announced in the newspaper.
Sponsored by National Industries for the Blind
Visit these exciting tables full of jewelry, books, CDs, drawing tickets, and gift items. ACB Marketplace is located in Grande D. It is open Sunday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 8:30 AM.
Please support ACB and help us honor the memory of our long-time friend and supporter, Brenda Dillon at the 2014 ACB Brenda Dillon Memorial Walk. The event will be held July 13, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 a.m. at the Miracle Mile Shops in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Show your support for ACB in one or more of these ways:
Stop by ACB / HumanWare Registration in Capri 103 and become an individual or corporate ACB Convention Sponsor. Individual sponsorships are bronze ($25), silver ($50), gold ($100), platinum ($250), and titanium ($500); sponsors receive special ribbons to wear on their convention badges, and are recognized both in general session and in the newspaper.