Convention time is fast approaching, and the Sight and Sound Impaired (SASI) Committee has some news for you regarding assistive listening devices (ALDs) and how they will be handled. There are some changes this year, so please read carefully.

Starting this year, the refundable deposit of $20 will be on the pre-registration form. If you need an ALD, you will pay this deposit on your pre-registration form. You will then pick up your device at the registration office, along with your convention package. It is wise to pre- register for this so that we know how many people will need receivers. You will then return your device to the registration office when you are done with it and your deposit will either be refunded or credited to your credit card. For those who will be there all day Friday or will be at the banquet on Friday night, there will be a table available where you may turn in your device.

Another change which you need to be aware of this year is that you will need to bring an extra 9-volt battery if you will need the device for the whole week. This is to ensure that you have enough battery power for the entire convention. ACB will give you the first battery, but you are responsible for anything after that. People will be available to help you change the battery if you need help. More information will follow in future issues of the Forum. If you have any questions, please contact Patty Sarchi or Karyn Campbell.

Requesting a Sign Language Interpreter for the Convention

If you will need an interpreter or SSP for the 2007 convention, please contact Lori Scharff by May 25. E-mail [email protected] with the subject Minneapolis convention request; or via voice phone at (516) 887-1336.

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