Convention Advertisers

AMERICAN THERMOFORM CORPORATION

              Manufacturers and Distributors of the finest Braille Paper, Braille Embossers, Braille Equipment & Supplies since 1962.

  • We offer the finest quality continuous form Braille paper designed specifically for use in today’s high-speed Braille embossers. All paper is shipped SAME DAY and via FREE MATTER FOR THE BLIND for those entitled.

WE ARE THE ONLY PRODUCER OF BRAILLE PAPER THAT IS IN THE BRAILLE INDUSTRY

  • Labeling Materials (Embossables & Braillabels) and Plastic Poly Book Covers
  • We represent the very best in Personal & Production Braille Embossers by American Thermoform, Index Braille and Braillo Norway
  • We also provide online and telephone support, as well as on-site service & maintenance contracts.
  • Coming Fall 2012 is the completely redesigned Braille & Print Embosser!!
  • We continue to fabricate and service the Thermoform Braille Duplicators which are used for single sheet Braille production, as well as tactile graphics
  • In addition to the Thermoform machines, we represent Zychem Ltd., manufacturer of the SwellForm Graphics Machine, a tactile image enhancer.
  • We now carry a full line of LOW VISION PRODUCTS. Please inquire today!

Please call or Visit Our Website: www.atclowvision.com
800-331-3676 & www.americanthermoform.com

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I CAN'T SEE, BUT I CAN IMAGINE

A delightful print/Braille (twin vision) book for children
- Enables interaction between the visually impaired and the sighted people in his/her world.
- 61 pages with added braille pages (produced by APH)
- Includes audio CD with story & 5 songs for kids.
- Blind (fun) main character
- Encourages imagination
- Age appropriate thru 5th grade
- Help to learn braille with word for word CD
- Fully illustrated

For more info or to purchase:
www.icantseebuticanimagine.com
Email: icanimagine@bendcable.com
541 548-4138

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Share The Vision (R)

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
103 Vision Way
Bloomfield, CT 06002
860-243-5200
www.fidelco.org

The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation is dedicated to promoting increased independence to men and women who are blind by providing them with the highest quality German Shepherd Guide Dogs.

Caption: Fidelco client SrA Michael Malarsie, blinded and wounded in January 2010 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, with his Fidelco Guide Dog "Xxon."  SrA Malarsie was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor for heroism.  He has returned to active duty in an Air Force program aimed at providing peer support early in the recovery process for wounded airmen and women.

Learn more about us by visiting www.fidelco.org

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Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Over 50 Years of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired

(photo of young man with military buzz cut petting his yellow Labrador guide dog)
"My Guiding Eyes dog is my companion, my eyes, and most of all, a true and devoted friend."
- Residential Training
- Home Training
- Special Needs Training
- ACTION (Accelerated Client Training Option)
- O&M Seminars
611 Granite Spring Rd.
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Phone: 914 245 4024
800 942 0149
Email: info@guidingeyes.org
Web: www.guidingeyes.org

Guiding Eyes For The Blind

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connecting @ the heart of the community

At the heart of every community are organizations working to keep people connected. That’s why at AT&T we proudly support the American Council of the Blind for its work toward independence, security, equality of opportunity, and improved quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people. Together, we keep our community connections strong.
Rethink Possible.

copyright 2012 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved.

(large white A on red background)
Adobe
 

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deque

Proud Sponsor
51st annual conference & convention
Ensuring digital accessibility
www.deque.com
@dequesystems
 

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Wireless Braille Displays – Smallest Size Yet
from Freedom Scientific

- New compact and lightweight design
- Paper-like Braille
- Ultra-responsive keyboard
- Bluetooth and USB
 
Focus 40 Blue
40 cells of braille
37% smaller
 
Focus 14 Blue
14 cells of Braille
The Essential Smartphone Companion
 

Freedom Scientific
Call 1-800-444-4443
www.FreedomScientific.com

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Horizons for the Blind

Horizons for the Blind is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people who are blind or visually impaired. We transcribe billing statements, restaurant menus, hotel guides, user manuals and more, in braille, large print and audio formats.
 
We also offer a catalog of over 400 items, including braille and large print cookbooks, books on crafts, gardening and easy reading, microwave cookware and baking pans with accessible instructions, plus a unique selection of accessible daily living products. Contact us for a free catalog and/or a complimentary copy of our monthly magazine, Seeing It Our Way.
 
And don’t forget the Directions for Me™ website!
 
Directions provides preparation instructions, ingredients, nutrition information, warnings and other important information on over 400,000 food, health and beauty products, in an easy to use, accessible format. In addition, unleash the power of Directions with our new barcode scanner. For more information, go to www.directionsforme.org.
 

Horizons for the Blind
125 Erick St. - A103, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
www.horizons-blind.org
1-815-444-8800

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NIB

National Industries for the Blind
Opportunities That Make a Difference

National Industries for the Blind and its 90 associated nonprofit agencies nationwide serve as the largest employer of people who are blind, offering jobs and training programs with an emphasis on upward mobility. To learn more about these opportunities, visit www.nib.org or call 703-310-0500.

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The NRTC on Blindness & Low Vision

Participate in Our Research!

We are currently seeking college students and professionals who are legally blind to participate in a program that pairs students with career mentors! http://tiny.cc/mentoring-project

For other research opportunities, sign up for our research registry at http://tiny.cc/participant-registry.

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We are proud to offer open captioning and descriptive video services at more than 245 theatres across the country.
As we transition to digital projection, captioning and descriptive video will ultimately be available in all Regal theatres nationwide.

(Regal logo) REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

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Talking Thermostats.com welcomes all delegates to the

2012 ACB National Convention

Please contact us to learn how you can precisely and easily manage your indoor comfort using the
VIP TALKING THERMOSTAT that was specifically designed for persons who are blind and visually impaired
          Harry Cohen                          Talking Thermostats.com     
Toll free 1-800-838-8860            www.talkingthermostats.com

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Louisville Downtown Lions Club

92 years of service
 
2008 and 2012 ACB Topaz Sponsor
 
Founder and proud supporter of the
Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation
 
Sponsor of Soundprints, weekly program on ACB Radio

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Louisville
Convention and Visitors Bureau

Randolph-Sheppard Vendors of America (RSVA) promotes the general welfare of blind vendors nationwide who are engaged in the operation of vending machine facilities, cafeterias, military troop dining contracts, snack bars, gift shops and other retail businesses.  RSVA is proud to sponsor two student events during this ACB conference and convention.

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Seedlings

Braille Books for Children
By the touch of a finger …
behold the world! (copyrighted)
 
Contact Seedlings for a free catalog with over 12,00 low-cost books in braille for children ages 0-14
 
Large selection of print & braille books
from classics to bestsellers
 
Find out about our free book programs
and shop at www.seedlings.org
 
800-777-8552
www.seedlings.org
email: info@seedlings.org
14151 Farmington Road, Livonia, MI 48154

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STEPP

Student E-rent Pilot Project
U.S. Department of Education, FIPSE Grant

The Student E-rent Pilot Project is an eTextbook rental program offering cost-effective textbooks that "all" higher education students can read.
 
- National eTextbook rental program
- Low-cost access to textbooks
- Accessible electronic textbooks

http://www.stepp.gatech.edu

STEPP is an initiative of Georgia Tech's Alternative Media Access Center, in partnership with CourseSmart (R) and the AccessText Network.  Booth 23

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Sprint

Sprint is a proud sponsor of the 2012 ACB National Convention!

Our mission at Sprint is to provide the highest quality wireless service for our customers, including those with disabilities. This is why we chose to offer Code Factory's Mobile Accessibility app, free of charge, to all Sprint, BoostMobile, and Virgin Mobile USA customers.
This free application, which typically costs $99, is available in Google Play under the names "Wireless Accessibility EN" (English) and "Wireless Accessibility ES" (Spanish).

To learn more about our exciting work around accessibility, please visit: sprint.com/accessibility
(copyright 2012 Sprint. All rights reserved. Spring and the logo are trademarks of Sprint, Android, Google and the Google logo and Google Play Store are trademarks of Google, Inc. Other marks are the property of their respective owners.)

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AFB PROUDLY PRESENTS

Our Newly Redesigned Website
(photo of website)
A new look with all of the accessibility and expert information and resources you've come to expect from the American Foundation for the Blind. 
Visit us today at
www.afb.org.
 
AFB  American Foundation for the Blind
Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss


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Taking the Versatility of

braille one step further Benefit from iOS compatibility with the
new Brailliant and BrailleNote Apex!

 

 - Navigate iOS applications, home screens, and other elements
- Read in braille from all accessible applications, including reading books from iBooks
- Enter text into any editable applications such as text messages, emails, note files, etc., using the Apex or Brailliant's ergonomic ergonomic braille input keys. Text can be entered in contracted or uncontracted braille
- Emulate virtually all touch screen gestures with the Apex or Brailliant's input keyboard
 
Regardless of whether you use a PC, an iOS device or both, HumanWare has a solution that will simplify your life, while keeping braille at your fingertips at work, home or on the go.

1 800 722-3393
HumanWare (TM)
see things. differently.