ACB Hero - North Carolina Pioneer
ACB Hero - North Carolina Pioneer
Your Bridge to the Future
AFB Leadership Conference
American Foundation for the Blind
Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss
February 27 - March 1, 2014
Brooklyn Bridge Marriott
New York, New York
For exhibit, advertising, or sponsorship information, contact:
Show special - Save 30%
Use Promo Code: ACB2013 on PerkinsProducts.org
The Sudoku game which EVERYONE can play - Sighted, Blind, Low Vision!
A Deluxe Sudoku Game With Bold Numbers And Braille
ACB - The Real Deal
2014 Conference and Convention
Friday, July 11, 2014 - Saturday, July 19, 2014
Riviera Hotel and Casino
2901 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada
Michael Garrett, Chair, Missouri City, TX
Mike Godino, Malverne, NY
George Holliday, Philadelphia, PA
Carla Ruschival, Louisville, KY
Dan Spoone, Orlando, FL
Jeff Thom, Sacramento, CA
David Trott, Talladega, AL
Melanie Brunson, Executive Director
Eric Bridges, Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs
Francine Patterson, Executive Assistant
Barbara Jackson LeMoine, Public Policy Assistant
Sharon Lovering, Editor, Braille Forum
Tom Tobin, Director of Development
Lane Waters, Controller
Le Chi Tran, Accounting
Lori Sarff, Administrator
Nancy Becker, Administrator
Dee Theien, Reception/Administration
Janet Dickelman, Chair, St. Paul, MN
Carla Ruschival, Vice Chair & Officer Liaison, Louisville, KY
Margarine Beaman, Austin, TX
Sally Benjamin, Tallahassee, FL
Michael Fulghum, Nashville, TN
Debra Lewis, Louisville, KY
Sharon Lovering, Arlington, VA
Vicky Prahin, Columbus, OH
Bruce Radtke, Bellingham, WA
Michael Smitherman, Jackson, MS
Lane Waters, Staff Liaison, Minneapolis, MN
ACB - American Council of the Blind
AAVL - Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss
AAVIA - American Association of Visually Impaired Attorneys
ACBDA - ACB Diabetics in Action
ACBF - ACB Families
ACBGE - ACB Government Employees
ACBHSP - ACB Human Service Professionals
ACBL - ACB Lions
ACBRA - ACB Radio Amateurs
ACBS - ACB Students
Chair: Allen Casey
5:00 PM: DKM First-Timers Reception, $12 ($15)
Chair: Ray Campbell
4:15 PM: Partnerships in Education $5 ($7)
Entries in this program give day, time, and location for each event. Descriptions, presenters, and ticket prices are shown when applicable.
If a group is holding all of its events in the same room on a given day, that room name appears on the line beside the day and date. If a group is holding more than one event on a given day, and those events are in different rooms, the location for the first event is shown beside the day and date. Subsequent rooms are shown beside the events.
11:00 AM: ACB Committee Chairs Meeting, Union A
5:30 PM: ACB Exhibitors Reception (by invitation only), Suite 2007
4:15 PM: Affiliate Presidents’ Meeting, Delaware B
The official ACB photographer for the 2013 conference and convention will be taking pictures in the exhibit hall, on selected tours, and at many social events. He will visit committee and affiliate meetings and workshops, general sessions, and the banquet.
It is understood that all activities and programs scheduled at the 2013 conference and convention are subject to be photographed. Photos are the property of ACB, and are for ACB's use.
Audio-Visual Services Sponsored in Part by Google
President: John Huffman
Registration: $10 ($10)
12:15 PM: AAVL Luncheon $27 ($29)
2:45 PM: Is Rehab Working? $5 ($7)
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:
University Hospital, 410 W. 10th Ave., 614-293-8000
Grant Medical Center (Level One Trauma Center),
111 S. Grant Avenue., 614-566-9000.
CVS Pharmacy (Mon - Fri, 7:30 AM - 8 PM; Sat, 10 AM – 2 PM; closed Sun),
109 High St, 614-224-4261
7:15 PM: Piano Technology: $5 ($7)
7:00 AM: NIB Breakfast $10 ($15)
7:00 AM: Guide Dogs for the Blind Alumni Breakfast
ACB Radio - ACB Radio livestreams from all general sessions on the Mainstream channel; sessions are replayed around the clock. ACB Radio Mainstream at the convention is sponsored by HumanWare.
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.
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 through Wednesday from 8:15 to 5:00, and on Thursday from 8:15 until after the banquet.
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 assist you to 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.
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.