American Council of the Blind
To evaluate, through a five-year national demonstration project administered by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the fiscal impact of a permanent change to Title XVIII of the Social Security Act allowing reimbursement for certain low vision devices as durable medical equipment.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
Sec. 1. Short Title
This Act may be cited as the Medicare Demonstration of Coverage for Low Vision Devices Act of 2012.
American Council of the Blind
2013 Legislative Seminar
Low Vision Device Exclusion
Chair: Ray Campbell
Tuesday, July 12 - Bonanza C
4:15pm Challenging Times Create Advocacy Opportunities - $4, $6
Opening remarks and introductions - Ray Campbell, Chair, Glen Ellyn, IL
4:25pm Cost Comparisons
Dr. Dean Stenehjem, Superintendent, Washington State School for the Blind, compares cost per pupil at a school for the blind vs. public school. He also discusses several innovative programs implemented by his school.
President: Richard Rueda
Program Chair: Lisa Drzewucki
Registration: $10, $12
Saturday, July 9 - Washoe
3:00pm CCLVI Board Meeting
6:00pm CCLVI Nominating Committee Meeting
Sunday, July 10 - Bonanza C
9:00am Welcome and Introductions
Richard Rueda, CCLVI President, Union City, CA
Many tech-related programs and presentations are also found in special-interest group agendas. Google Focus Group are scheduled for Thursday; see the newspaper for details.
Saturday, July 9 - Alpine
9:00am GW Micro Window-Eyes Training - $10, $10
Explore WE 7.5 with hundreds of apps; experience WE with Office 2010, Windows 7, the Internet and IE 9. See the first-ever talking CCTV's.
Chair: Karyn Campbell
Monday, July 11 - 2950
8:00 p.m. Get Social with SASI - $14, $14
Meet individuals with combined vision and hearing loss. Mingle in a relaxed environment and learn about various forms of communication. Everyone welcome.
Presiding chair: Deanna Scoggins
Registration: $5, $8
Monday, July 11 - Cen Pac
9:00pm Audible Darts Game - $5, $5
Get right on target with the Audio Dartmaster. Cash prizes. Co-sponsored with the Recreation Zone.
Wednesday, July 13 - So Pac B
7:00am CFVI Families Breakfast - $15, $18
Special event for parents and families. Help CFVI reach families across America.
There are many activities interesting to kids and parents throughout convention week. The exhibit area, the Youth Activity Center (YAC) for kids 6 to 17, and many of the tours provide opportunities for blind and visually impaired children to experience a fantastic convention week; see the YAC and Tours sections of this program for more details.
50 years ago in Kansas City, 29 dedicated individuals launched the premier event sponsored by the nation's leading membership organization of blind and visually impaired people. Adobe Systems is proud to be a Sapphire Sponsor of this Golden Anniversary ACB Annual Conference and Convention. We salute your Golden Past and offer best wishes for your Diamond Future.
Saturday, July 9 - Bonanza B
9:00am Pre-convention Board meeting
Saturday, July 16 - So Pac B-E
10:00am Post-convention meeting
Chair: Alice Ritchhart
Sunday, July 10 - Cen Pac
2:45pm Getting Around Town - Navigating Your Transit Bureaucracy - $4, $6
Part 1 - Planning: What is an MPO? an RDC? The difference between the two, and what influence a citizen can have. Donna Smith, Easter Seals Project ACTION & ACB member
President: Peter Altschul
Program Chair: Lynn Hedl
Registration: $8, $10
Saturday, July 9 - 1866
7:00pm FIA Board Meeting
Sunday, July 10 - Donner
1:30pm Let Your Garden Grow - $10, $12
Design your own garden using the five senses; handouts available. Elsie Monthei, Des Moines, IA
4:00pm FIA Mixer/Showcase Sign-up - $10, $10 - 1866
Sign up for a band rehearsal or Showcase audition slot, or just catch up with friends.
5:30pm Octet Rehearsal
Registration: $10, $15
Daily YAC Tickets: $10, $15
Sponsored by Regal Entertainment Group
Kids 6 to 17 can enjoy a great week of tours and activities in the YAC. Pick up a schedule at the YAC in the Washoe Room, and see the rules below. Purchase tickets at the Registration Desk.
The YAC opens on Monday morning in the Washoe room. Parents need to sign permission slips and review YAC rules before kids can participate in YAC activities.
Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
103 Old Iron Ore Rd.
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Share The Vision (R)
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.
Photo caption: Tech Sgt. C. Matthew Slaydon, USAF (ret.), blinded and wounded on October 24, 2007 in Kirkuk, Iraq, with his Fidelco Guide Dog "Legend"
Chair - Paul Edwards
Sunday, July 10 - Fremont
10:30am BOP Meeting
Thursday, July 14 - So Pac E
2:45pm BOP Workshop: A Forum on the Forum
7:00pm Candidates' Forum - Rose Ballroom
Candidates running for office on the ACB Board answer questions on a wide variety of topics
Chair: Lori Scharff
Monday, July 11 - Bonanza B
7:45am Sunrise Exercise
Leslie Spoone, certified personal trainer and aerobics instructor, Orlando, FL; co-sponsored by Recreation Zone
President: Becky Barnes
Program Chair: Jenine Stanley
Registration: $12, $15
The GDUI Suite is in Genoa on the second floor. Hours are Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00pm; Sunday through Tuesday, 9:00am to 5:00pm; and Wednesday, 9:00 to noon. Browse the silent auction items on display. Purchase items for your dog, renew your GDUI membership, or just relax. Schedule dog massages, too.