ACB Conference and Convention
3 years ago

20200707 010 Morning General Session

American Council of the Blind (ACB) 2020 Virtual Conference and Convention

Tuesday, July 7 9:30a.m.: ACB Welcome Show 10:00a.m.: Invocation: Deb Trevino, Newark, DE Pledge of Allegiance: JPMorgan Chase Fellows: Koni Sims, Sioux Falls, SD; and Wanda Denise Williford, Trenton, NJ 10:10a.m.: ACB Business: ACB Sponsor Recognitions: Margarine Beaman, Advertising and Sponsorship Coordinator, Austin, TX Diamond Sponsor Presentation: JPMorgan Chase Emerald Sponsor Presentation: Charter Communications, Petr Kucheryavyy, Sr. Manager Accessibility Center of Excellence, Denver, CO ACB Angel Presentations: Joel Bauer (1943 – 2018), Missouri Dee Wilmot Youngblut Clayton (1937 – 2020), North Carolina Presiding Officer: Ray Campbell, Second Vice President, Glen Ellyn, IL 10:45a.m.: Information, Referral and Peer Support Program: Claire Stanley, Advocacy and Outreach Specialist, Alexandria, VA 11:10a.m.: Scholarship Presentations: Carmen Guzman, Celebration, FL, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL (R. I. Gillette, Gladys C. Anderson and Karen D. Carsel Scholarship) Nicolas Spohn, Manheim, PA, Penn State, Harrisburg, Middletown, PA (Kelly Cannon and Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship) Traci Jones, Longmont CO, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC (Norma Schecter and Doctor Duane Buckley Scholarship) Thandra Ritchie, Muskatine, IA, Saint Ambrose University, Davenport, IA (John Hebner Scholarship) 11:30a.m.: Break 11:45a.m.: American Foundation for the Blind: Kirk Adams, President and CEO, Arlington, VA 12:05p.m.: Audio/Video Presentation: Ten Years of the CVAA, What’s Next for People Who are Blind, Deaf, and Deafblind for Accessing Telecommunications and Audio Description: U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Audio Description Project Achievement Awards and Update: Kim Charlson, ADP Co-Chair, Watertown, MA; Carl Richardson, ADP Co-Chair, Boston, MA; Jeff Thom, ADP Awards Committee Chair, Sacramento, CA; and Joel Snyder, Director, Audio Description Project, Takoma Park, MD 12:35p.m.: Foundation Fighting Blindness: Benjamin Shaberman, Senior Director of Scientific Outreach, Columbia, MD 12:50p.m.: Door Prizes and Announcements