FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017

8:00 - 8:45 AM—DEVOTIONS

Wekiwa 10, Level 2

8:15 - 8:45 AM—PREREGISTRATION PACKET PICKUP

Sebastian Ballroom Pre-function Area, Level 1

8:15 - 8:45 AM—REGISTRATION ($30)

Sebastian Ballroom Pre-function Area, Level 1

GENERAL SESSION

  • 9:00 AM INVOCATION
  • 9:05 AM FINANCIAL REPORT
  • 10:00 AM ELECTIONS
  • 10:30 AM LEADERSHIP IN FITNESS: A CROSSFIT TRAINER LIVING THE LIFE SHE WANTS
    Bettina Dolinsek, CrossFit Trainer; Des Moines, Iowa
  • 10:50 AM RUNNING ACROSS AMERICA: A BLIND ULTRA-ATHLETE'S CHALLENGE TO CHANGE
    Jason Romero, Ultra-Athlete; Denver, Colorado
  • 11:10 AM BREAKING BLIND: STAYING FIT WITH A DOSE OF FEDERATION LOVE, HOPE, AND DETERMINATION
    Maureen Nietfeld, Home Management Instructor, Colorado Center for the Blind; Littleton, Colorado
  • 11:30 AM REPORTS AND RESOLUTIONS
  • 12:00 PM ADJOURN

Noon - 1:45 PM—EXHIBIT HALL AND INDEPENDENCE MARKET (final opportunity to visit the Independence Market and Exhibit Hall)

Sebastian Ballrooms K and L, Level 1

12:15 - 1:15 PM—A CONVERSATION WITH AIRA CEO SUMAN KANUGANTI

Wekiwa 3, Level 2
Aira founder and CEO Suman Kanuganti will sit down with surprise special guests and share Aira’s roadmap of innovation—come find out what’s next and on the mind of Aira and its customers.

12:30 - 1:30 PM—CASH AND CARING NETWORK

Wekiwa 5, Level 2
States and chapters will share information about raising funds for themselves and for the national treasury. We will feature pros and cons of online auctions and how to use social media. Every affiliate should be included in this network. Ramona Walhof, Chairperson

12:30 - 1:45 PM—NOPBC BRAINSTORMING SESSION

Suwannee 20, Level 2
Please share your ideas with us. What did you like at this convention? What resources would help you stay connected throughout the year? What workshops might you like to see us offer next year? Be a part of this valuable conversation. Kim Cunningham, President

1:30 - 2:00 PM—PREREGISTRATION PACKET PICKUP

Sebastian Ballroom Pre-function Area, Level 1

1:30 - 2:00 PM—REGISTRATION ($30)

Sebastian Ballroom Pre-function Area, Level 1

GENERAL SESSION

  • 2:00 PM CALL TO ORDER
  • 2:05 PM THE AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND: NEW DIRECTIONS FOR THE FUTURE
    Kirk Adams, President, American Foundation for the Blind; New York, New York
  • 2:20 PM TRANSFORMING HOPE INTO ACTION: A REPORT FROM THE WORLD BLIND UNION
    Fredric Schroeder, President, World Blind Union; Vienna, Virginia
  • 2:40 PM A WORLDWIDE REVOLUTION: THE MARRAKESH TREATY, THE ACCESSIBLE BOOKS CONSORTIUM, AND GLOBAL LITERACY FOR THE BLIND
    Scott LaBarre, President, National Federation of the Blind of Colorado; President, National Association of Blind Lawyers, a Division of the National Federation of the Blind; Denver, Colorado
  • 2:55 PM BUILDING THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY AMERICAN WORKFORCE: DISABILITY DOES NOT DEFINE YOUR EMPLOYMENT
    The Honorable R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary, United States Department of Labor; Washington, District of Columbia
  • 3:15 PM FROM KNOWLEDGE TO POWER: A REPORT ON ADVOCACY AND POLICY PROGRAMS
    John Paré, Jr., Executive Director for Advocacy and Policy, National Federation of the Blind; Baltimore, Maryland
  • 3:35 PM REPORTS, RESOLUTIONS, AND OTHER BUSINESS
  • 5:00 PM ADJOURN

5:00 - 9:00 PM—MICROSOFT USABILITY STUDY

Wekiwa 10, Level 2
Usability Study #1: Evaluating the accessibility of screen reader products on different platforms—Windows, Mac, Android, iOS. Participants must be regular computer users with screen reader experience. Familiarity with communication apps (such as Slack) is preferred. Sessions are thirty minutes in length.
Usability Study #2: Evaluating the accessibility of OneNote on Windows 10. Participants should be either K-12 or university students. Study will include a mixture of usability tasks and interviews. Sessions are sixty minutes in length.
Both sessions can be scheduled by emailing [email protected]; participants will receive $50 for their time.

7:00 - 8:30 PM—SOCIAL SECURITY AND SSI: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Wekiwa 5, Level 2
Social Security and SSI benefits, eligibility criteria, application process, reporting obligations, and information about working while receiving benefits. James McCarthy, Presenter

7:00 - 9:00 PM—BRAILLE PROOFREADING SEMINAR

Wekiwa 9, Level 2
If you are a parent of a blind child, teacher of blind and visually impaired children, a rehabilitation teacher, or interested in learning what’s happening in the Braille field, join us to get hands-on experience. Presented by the National Association of Blind Office Professionals Division. Lisa Hall, President

7:00 - 9:30 PM—UPWARD MOBILITY SEMINAR

Wekiwa 4, Level 2
Stuck in a dead end job? Want to move up but don’t know how? LinkedIn, networking, creative job search skills, and other ways to break the glass ceiling. Crafty ideas from employers, committee members, and others. Sponsored by the NFB Employment Committee.

7:00 - 10:00 PM—DO YOU DREAM IN COLOR? FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION

Panzacola Ballrooms F-1 and F-2, Level 1
Join us for a screening of the critically acclaimed film Do You Dream in Color? about four inspiring blind students and their journeys. This will be followed by a rare opportunity for a discussion with the film's creators, Sarah Ivy and Abigail Fuller, as well as Carina Orozco who is featured in the film and now works at our Colorado Center.

8:00 - 9:00 PM—FRIENDS OF RECOVERY MEETING

Suwannee 19, Level 2
All convention delegates involved in or interested in twelve-step recovery programs are invited to attend. Sheri Koch, Coordinator

8:00 - 10:30 PM—SEVENTEETH ANNUAL SHOWCASE OF TALENT ($5)

Panzacola Ballroom G-1, Level 1
Join us for a night of great performances. Whether you perform in the show or support your friends from the audience, it is an enjoyable evening of great entertainment. General admission is $5. We will award cash prizes to two acts. The cost to perform in this year’s show will be $10. Call (314) 610-7740 if you have questions. Presented by the Performing Arts Division. Julie McGinnity, President