[Radio-announce] ACB of Minnesota streams its convention for the first time on ACBRadio Live Event starting this evening

Larry Turnbull larry at acbradio.org
Fri Jan 23 10:02:41 EST 2015

Hi all,

It gives me great pleasure adding ACB of Minnesota to the list of affiliates
that are streaming their conventions on ACBRadio!

David Tanner will be providing coverage from the convention.

Below is the list of events that will be streamed on ACBRadio Live Event
starting this evening.

To listen to the coverage go to http://acbradio.org/live.
Or dial 231-460-1047 and select option 6 from any telephone.
Please note long distance charges may apply.

Please note all times listed are in the central time zone.
Friday, January 23rd
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Bagpipe demo: Scott Bartell will play and demonstrate
this mystical instrument.
8:00 PM 9:30 PM, Fun with games and devices-technology needn't scare you.
Enjoy and learn about accessible games, refreshable braille and iDevices.
Presenters: Steve Zent, the Low Vision Store; and Renee Youngberg, Vision
Loss Resources.
Saturday, January 24th
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM, Convention welcome
9:05 AM - 9:30 AM, What's happening at State Services for the Blind, Ed
Lecher, Director, senior services
9:30AM - 9:50 AM, Updates from MN State Academy for the Blind (MSAB),
Faribault, MN
Staff: Ken Trebelhorn, Accessible technology specialist; Brad Harper,
Superintendent; John Davis, Principal
9:50 AM - 10:10 AM, What the radio talking book network can offer you-Stuart
Holland, Manager, radio talking book services
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM, Morning break
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM, What's new at the library: Minnesota Blind and Talking
Book Library, Faribault MN: Catherine A. Durivage, Director, (MBTBL)
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM, Changes to the braille code: Kim Charlson, President,
American Council of the Blind, Watertown, MA
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs - Alan Kenney, CEO; Cori Giles, CFO,
Stonearch Employment MN
11:40 AM - 1:15 AM, Lunch and Leisure-enjoy lunch while hearing about
recreational activities including: beep baseball, bowling, darts,
walking/running group and computer users group.  
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Navigating streets safely: (Panel): Ken Rodgers-ACBM past
president; and Sonja Piper P.E. Traffic Signal and Lighting Engineer, St.
Paul, MN
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Changes to metro mobility: Andy Streasick: Customer
Service Manager
3:00 PM - 3:25 PM, Vendor overview - see what our vendors have to offer
3:25 PM - 3:30 PM, Closing remarks
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Convention Banquet
Invocation: Jane Lund, ACBM Member, Bloomington, MN
Keynote speaker, Kim Charlson, president-American Council of the Blind,
Watertown, MA

Happy listening

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