[Radio-announce] Top Dog 2017 to be streamed oon ACBRadio Live Event

Larry Turnbull larry at acbradio.org
Thu Jan 12 17:48:26 EST 2017

Hi all:


It gives me great pleasure to let you know that Top Dog 2017 will be
streamed on ACBRadio Live Event starting tomorrow and going through Sunday


The schedule of events follows:

Please note all times listed are in the Eastern time zone.


Friday January 13, 2017

3:00 PM Airline Emergency Preparedness Presentation


Saturday January 14, 2017

9:45 A.M - Flying with Your Guide Dog: 

This panel presentation will bring to us A Summary of the Effort to Update
Air Carrier Access Act Regulations that Affect Accessibility for People with
Disabilities and any necessary updates from the Department of Justice.  The
panelists  will discuss how to ensure that your rights are appropriately
implemented and discuss your personal responsibilities and present helpful
hints about how best to prepare to have the most stress free trip possible
for both you and your guide.  

The panelists are:  

Becky Barnes, Manager of Consumer Outreach and Graduate Support, Guiding
Eyes for the Blind

Penny Reeder, President Guide Dog Users, Inc.

Jenine Stanley, Consumer Relations Coordinator, Guide Dog Foundation for the

Chelsea White, Outreach Specialist The Seeing Eye

Moderator, Debbie Grubb, GDUI Affiliates Liaison


10:45 A.M. Allergies in Dogs: 

Dawn Logas, DVM, will discuss this medical issue that has become more
prevalent with the ever changing environment.  She will describe their
symptoms and treatment and other important information that you need to know
as you work with your veterinarian to combat their effects on your dog.


1:30 P.M. Guide Dog School Updates:

Representatives from all guide dog schools present will have the opportunity
to bring you the latest news on what is taking place at the schools they


2:30 P.M. Wayfinding devices: 

A description of and a discussion about some of the most accessible and
versatile of these devices, presented by Jenine Stanley, co-host ACB Radio
Main Menu. There will be time for your questions to be addressed.  Remember
to schedule an appointment for a hands on demonstration with Jenine and Kent
Stanley at the registration desk on Friday.  

6:00 P.M. Top Dog 2017Banquet: 

Charlie Crawford, friend and mentor to many throughout his diverse and
significant career and throughout his meaningful life will share with us his
journeys with the guide dogs who have partnered with him throughout his life
as he has grown, changed and triumphed over adversity to remain his best,
true and strong self.


Sunday, January 15, 2017

7:00 A.M. Breakfast: 

As we partake of breakfast, we will once again participate in Guide Dog
Tales, the sharing of personal anecdotes and experiences with our guides,
moderated by Jenine Stanley, Guide Dog Foundation.  This program depends
entirely on you and the stories that you bring to us. 


To catch the coverage you can go to http://acbradio.org/live.

You can also listen via ACBLink on your IOS device by going to the radio
tab, select menu, live streams and ACBRadio Live Event.


Finally, you can listen to the coverage from any phone by dialing
605-475-8130 and select option 6 from the main menu.






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