2013 Conference and Convention Program


ACB: Discovering New Worlds
photo of Santa Maria with Nina and Pinta nearby 
 52nd Annual National
Conference & Convention
American Council of the Blind
and
Special-Interest Affiliates
 
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Columbus, Ohio
July 4 – 12, 2013
 
Mitch Pomerantz, President
 
Hosted by ACB of Ohio
Nolan Crabb, President

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BRAILLEPLUS 18 (TM)

A powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use notetaker designed specifically for users who are blind and visually impaired.
 
Use APH's handheld Braille Plus 18 (TM) to read books, write class assignments, scan documents, search the web, keep track of appointments, find directions, record lectures, listen to podcasts, run Android (TM) apps, and much more!
 
Braille Plus 18 combines a high-quality braille keyboard with a built-in 18-cell refreshable braille display. It uses an advanced mobile platform along with specialized software to create the world's first Android device designed specifically for blind users!
 
A Few of Many Features:

  • 18-cell refreshable braille display
  • 5MP camera, scan printed material for braille or speech output
  • Stereo recording with built-in microphones
  • GPS navigation
  • Full-size SD card slot and USB port
  • Run thousands of Android apps
  • GSM 3G wireless capability

http://shop.aph.org
American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.
800.223.1839.
info@aph.org
www.aph.org
The Braille Plus 18 is made possible by a partnership between APH and LevelStar, LLC.
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VANDA Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Trouble sleeping at night? Napping to get through the day?
Sleeping at night but not feeling refreshed the next day?
Difficulty concentrating?
 
For people who are totally blind, these may be symptoms of Non-24-Hour Disorder (Non-24) - a serious, chronic circadian rhythm disorder. Find out more about the link between total blindness and an out-of-sync sleep pattern.
 
Come visit us at our booth to learn about Non-24!
 
After the ACB Annual Conference, visit www.non24info.com to learn more, sign up, and stay connected.
 
You can also call 855-856-2424. Specialists are available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST to answer your questions.
Non-24
a circadian rhythm disorder
VANDA Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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Google

Google is proud to support the American Council of the Blind, and participate in the 2013 Conference.

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HumanWare

THE ALL-NEW VICTOR READER STREAM
Smart. Small. Simple.
VictorReader (R) Stream
 
Ready for the future of wireless content access
 
Imagine having the latest novels, magazines, your favorite music, audio-described films, texts and your own voice recordings, all in the palm of your hand. With its new lightweight and compact design, Victor Reader Stream delivers hours of listening pleasure - ANYWHERE!
Far more than just another audio player, the new Stream's wireless capabilities open up the world to people who are blind or visually impaired.
 
1 800 722-3393
www.humanware.com/newstream
Humanware
see things. differently.
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PERKINS SMART BRAILLER (R)

BRAILLE LEARNING TECHNOLOGY
 
Teacher, parent and child-tested technology lets you connect using a digital screen and audio output. Now everyone can share the learning experience.
 
HEAR THE WORDS.  SEE THE LETTERS. 
CONNECT THE DOTS.
 
Perkins Products
 
acapela
YouTube
Facebook
 
www.SmartBrailler.org

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