Volume 1 Issue 2 - Alabama Council of the Blind

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14 déc. 2013 (il y a 3 années et 7 mois)

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ALABAMA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND

an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind


926 Roywood Road, Irondale, AL 35210

(205
)
956
-
2721

ken.osbourn@gmail.com

www.alaba
maacb.org


A non
-
profit organization since 1955



The Blind
Gazette”

o
f

Sweet Home Alabama


Volume 1 Issue
2



President: Ken Osbourn

1
st Vice President: Tony
Cothren

2d
Vice President: Nancy Pendegraph

Secretary: Patsy Carroll

Treasurer: Joan Garr
ett

Board Members:

Bob Bradley (Anniston);
Lynn Hedl
(Birmingham)
;

Betty Knighten (Huntsville Alternate);
Mary Kay Otts (North Central);
George Blackmon
(Prattville);
Michael Talley (RSVA);
Debbie Culver
(Tall
a
dega)
;



President’s Corner


Ken Osbourn


AC
B Conference 2011

Hello,
Members

and Friends of ACB
:



I am pleased to announce that this year's ACB
Conference will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in
downtown Birmingham.


The conference dates are
Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18.


H
owever, if you wish, you can reserve a room for
Thursday night, September 15.


You may make your
reservations by calling 205
-
933
-
9000.


Ask for the
Alabama Council for the Blind room rate.



Room rates are $88 per night plus applicable taxes
and fees,
and include
1

king
-
size

or 2 double

beds.


Room rates apply to two persons per room.


There will
be an extra $10 charge per night per person for mor
e
than two persons in a room.



Now, let's talk about registration.


We have an early
bird registration
fee and a regular registration fee.


Our
early bird registration fee is $85 per person.


Our
regular registration fee is $100 per person.

The cutoff
date for early bird
registration

is September 6.


The
cutoff date for reserving your room at the Doubletre
e
Hotel is August 1
6th.


Do not
procrastinate.


I know it's
June, but time flies.


Reserve your room at the
Doubletree now by calling 205
-
933
-
9000.


Ask for the
Alabama Council for the Blind room rate.


Another thing to keep in mind is that your registrati
on
fee pays for every meal at the conference, except for
me
als on your own, and there are
very few of those, so
as soon as you
print

your registration form, fill it out
and send it in.


The cutoff date for early bird
regi
stration is September 6.

The
regis
tration form

is at
the end of this newsletter

and if you

fill it out

and send
it in

now, you will save

both

time and money
!



If you have any questions, please call my cell phone
at 205
-
335
-
0841.

I look forward to seeing you all at
this year's ACB Con
ference.


Sincerely,



Ken Osbourn, ACB President



A Legal
P
oint of View

-

Joe Buck


LIVING WILL or HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE




Every person should have a living will or health care
directive to stipulate what you want done in case of a
medical emergency
. The state of Alabama requires all
health care providers to request you provide a living
will when a medical service or procedure is being
rendered to you. A completed form can be downloaded
for a nominal fee of $19.95:


http://www.legacywriter.com/livingwill.asp?src=g12li
vingwillsbystatec



An Advanced Directive for Health Care allows you to
make decisions regarding your specific wishes in
regard to medical treatme
nts should you become
unable to speak for yourself.



An Advanced Directive for Health Care must be
signed in the presence of two witnesses who 1) are not
related to you; 2) will not inherit property at your
death; 3) do not have a direct obligation to

pay for your
health care. If you choose to appoint a health care
proxy, that person and the person whom you appoint
as alternate proxy should also sign your Advanced
Directive for Health Care. After Your Advanced
Directive for Health Care is signed and
witnessed, you
should give a copy to your primary care physician and
the person you chose as your health care proxy.



The other sections of the form are simple to follow.
You can state that: I understand that I can dictate
other conditions such as:
If my doctor or hospital does
not want to follow the directions I have listed, they
must see that I get to a doctor or hospital who will
follow my directions.


For more information
,

go to

the

above web site.



Also, seniors over the age of 60 may
obtai
n a

living
will at no cost. A senior can call 800
-
AGE
-
LINE (800
-
243
-
5463) from any county in Alabama and be
connected to that area’s Council of the Aging center.
There are 12 councils throughout the state providing
the needs of
seniors

in the areas of he
alth, legal
assistance and human services.

Seniors can also go to:
http://www.alarc.org/


which will link to each region
on the top right of the webpage.



Call
ing

all Members


Pat
sy Carroll



This is a REMINDER
from

the Secretary's desk all
Board Members

and individual members statewide
: I
need the e
-
mail address of
all

members. If you have an
address change, PLEASE call me at 205 280
-
7581.

We
want to be able to keep you info
rmed of breaking news
as it develops and not wait until the ne
xt issue of our
newsletter is

released.

Please help us help you!



Money,
M
oney,
M
oney


Joan
Garrett



This is a heads
-
up for all Board members and
Chapters’ Treasurers. If a bank or cred
it union
requires your organization to produce evidence of non
-
profit status through an IRS Determination letter, a
copy can be provided electronically or in print. You
should submit your request to the Alabama ACB
Treasurer
. This may save your local cha
pter processing
fees for checking and savings accounts.



***
NLS digital players and RFB&D

***



Students may read Recording for the Blind and
Dyslexic textbooks on new NLS digital talking
-
book
players



In continuing a long
-
standing cooperative

effort
of providing books to blind and physically
handicapped readers, the National Library Service
for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS),
Library of Congress, and Recording for the Blind
and Dyslexic (RFB&D) have taken further steps to
make book
s more accessible to their patrons.
Individuals who are patrons of both organizations
may now read RFB&D books using new NLS digital
talking
-
book players.



To enable the NLS player to play RFB&D DAISY
content, patrons follow the simple steps listed
be
low:


1.

Log on or create an online RFB&D account

2.

Select the “my account” tab, then select

“Authorize a DAISY player”

3.

Select “NLS advanced player” or “NLS basic
player”

4.

Insert removable USB drive

5.

Follow the “user authorization key”
downloading process

6.

Afte
r downloading the authorization key file to
the removable USB drive, plug the removable
drive into the NLS player to install the key.
Users may also transfer RFB&D CD files to the
USB drive and listen to the content immediately
after the key is installed.



Only RFB&D
-
formatted DAISY CDs or
downloadable DAISY books can be used with the
NLS digital player; books formatted in Windows
Media Audio (WMA)
Audio Access

cannot be read
on this player.
The entire RFB&D collection

more
than 59,000 titles


is avai
lable in DAISY format.



For further assistance with NLS digital player
issues, patrons may contact the RFB&D Member
Services Department at (800) 221
-
4792 or
custserv@rfbd.o
rg
.



RFB&D serves more than 250,000 students from
kindergarten through graduate school and beyond
who cannot read standard print because of a visual
impairment, blindness, learning disability such as
dyslexia, or other physical disability.



NLS
circulated m
ore than 24 million copies of
recorded and
B
raille

books and magazines to a
readership of approximately 800,000 in 2009. The
International Union Catalog,
available online,
currently contains more than 320,000 titles,
including those produced by

RFB&D.



For further information contact:


Doug Sprei,

Director, Media Relations

dsprei@rfbd.org
, (703) 581
-
2498



*** Improve Voter Access ***


Program Number:

75965

Title
: Help America Vote Training and Technical
Assistance to Assist Protection and Advocacy Systems
to Establish or Improve Voting

Access for Individuals with Disabilities


Sponsor: Administration on Developmental
Disabilities/ACF/DHHS


SYNOPSIS:

The purpose
of funds awarded under this
announcement is to provide T/TA to P & As in their
promotion of full participation

in the electoral process for individuals with disabilities,
including registering to vote, casting a vote, and
accessing polling places;

developi
ng proficiency

in the use of voting systems and
technologies as they affect individuals with disabilities;
demonstrating and

evaluating the use of such systems and technologies by
individuals with disabilities (including blindness) in
order to assess the

a
vailability and use of such systems and technologies
for such individuals; and providing T/TA for non
-
visual
access. (At least one

recipient must provide T/TA in
this area
.)


Contact:

Melvenia Wright

Address:

370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW


Aerospace Building 2nd Floor East


Washington, DC 20447



U.S.A.


E
-
mail:

melvenia.wri
ght@acf.hhs.gov

Web Site:
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=989
37&mode=VIEW

Program URL:

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS
-
2011
-
ACF
-
ADD
-
DH
-
0202

Tel:

202
-
690
-
5557



Fax:

202
-
205
-
8037



DEADLINE NOTE

Letters of Intent are strongly encouraged and are due
June 20, 2011. Applications are due August 9, 2011.



*** [leadership] Leader Dog ***



Leader Dog Unveils Navigation Tech for the Blind

ROC
HESTER HILLS, MI, (May, 2011



On Tuesday, May 24, 10:00 a.m. Leader Dogs for the
Blind launched a new personal navigation device that
will dramatically increase a blind or visually impaired
person's ability to travel on foot independently. The
Kapten
PLUS device has been eighteen months in
development in partnership with France
-
based Kapsys.
Leader Dog will be the sole U.S. rights
-
holder and
distributor of the device. Leader Dogs for the Blind
believes that everyone has the right to travel
independentl
y to go here, there, everywhere they
desire. But without the benefit of street signs or
printed maps to help get them where they want to go,
people who are blind may be isolated and frequently
required to rely on others to help them with directions.
"The K
apten PLUS changes everything.



Our ultimate goal is that everyone who is visually
impaired will have specialized GPS to enhance their
mobility
-

so there must be an affordable price
-
point to
make it accessible to all who need it," said Greg
Grabowski
, Leader Dog president and CEO. "We are on
the verge of making audible pedestrian GPS standard
technology for people who are blind." In 2005 Leader
Dog became the first guide dog organization to provide
GPS training to people while they also used a cane or

a
guide dog. The new Kapten PLUS unit creates the first
truly affordable GPS solution tailored for the blind, at a
price of only $295, compared to earlier costs in the
thousands of dollars.



The device will be offered at no cost to all Leader
Dog cli
ents. It will also be available to other blind and
visually impaired persons through its online gift shop,
www.leaderdog.org
. After intens
ive early development
activity, Leader Dog clients begin testing the Kapten
PLUS a year ago. This past March, Kapten PLUS units
were used and distributed for free in guide dog
instruction as well as orientation and mobility classes
at Leader Dog.



"Ka
psys is extremely pleased to collaborate with
Leader Dog, as a worldwide leader in navigation
solutions for the blind, to provide a number of
technologies embedded in the Kapten PLUS after years
of intense development," said Aram Hekimian, CEO and
founder
of Kapsys. "This project serves as a great
example of how such a social device can provide
mobility to the blind and visually impaired community
that we are pleased to design for." "The Kapten PLUS is
a powerful tool, providing a new layer of information
c
ombined with a guide dog or white cane to make the
world explorable helping locate the places we most
enjoy," said Harold Abraham, Leader Dog's Chief
Innovation Officer. "Kapten is a crucial stepping stone
and Leader Dog will continue to pursue the
collab
orative refinement of location technology, while
driving down cost even further in order to give access
to even more people." Leader Dogs for the Blind is a
nonprofit organization that has been providing
independent travel to people who are blind through t
he
use of Leader Dogs since its founding in 1939. Over the
years, Leader Dogs for the Blind has provided
independent mobility to more than 14,000 individuals.
The services of the organization are provided free of
charge. The organization also provides clas
ses for
orientation and mobility, pedestrian GPS and a summer
camp for teens. For more information on Leader Dogs
for the Blind, call (888) 777
-
5332.



*** AIDB Job Vacancy ***


Position ID #
403105



Posting Date:


March 24, 2011


POSITION
: Director

of Blind Services



E.H. Gentry Facility




POSITION REQUIREMENTS
:



Minimum of a Masters Degree related to Vision,
Rehabilitation and/or Special Education, with a
minimum of one year recent successful work
experienc
e in Administration and/or Educational
Supervision.




Provide leadership and programmatic supervision
to all staff within the Department of Blind Services.



AIDB is sensitive to the needs of Blind or Visually
Impaired and Deaf or Hard of Hearing and w
ill make
reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants
and employees that do not impose undue hardship and
are not essential functions of the job.


PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:



Supervise, evaluate and coordinate center based
rehabilitation program fo
r people who are blind, low
vision and/or deaf
-
blind.



Responsible for programmatic supervision of all
staff who serve persons who are blind, visually
impaired or deaf
-
blind.


SALARY
:

$44,911
-

$79,177

Scale A1 Rank 04

Direct deposit is required.

This is
an exempt position, and is
not

subject to
overtime or compensatory provisions of the Fair Labor
Standards Act.




DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION
:


OPEN UNTIL FILLED



For complete details on position requirements and
performance responsibilities
contact Barbara Davis,
Recruitment

and Employment, AIDB, POB 698,
Talladega, AL 35161, 256
-
761
-
3302 and FAX 256
-
761
-
3372 and e
-
mail
davis.barbara@aidb.state.al.us
.



*
*
*

NLS
Job
Vacancy *
**




[lead
ership] Information technology specialist job
at
National Library

Services.



Here's the USA

Jobs link for this

position
:


http://jobview.usajobs.gov/getjob.aspx?JobID=10007
2748&aid=102683876
-
10611&WT.mc_n=125



*** Cell Phone Updates ***



AFB

American

Foundation

for

the

Blind


TM






Expanding

possibilities

for

people

with

vision

loss


The June issue of
AccessWorld

is now available on our
website,

which features a number of evaluations on cell
phones.




E
ditor's Page

AccessWorld

asks, "Is it Accessible
Now?"




The Current State of Cell Phone Accessibility, by
Darren Burton

A

survey of smartphone and feature
phone accessibility.




Book Review:
Getting Started with the iPhone: An
Introduction for B
lind Users,

by Anna Dresner and Dean
Martineau, reviewed by Deborah Kendrick

One user's
experience learning the iPhone with this book as a
guide.




My Trials and Tribulations Learning the iPhone with
VoiceOver, by Janet Ingber

A chronicle of the author's
problems using the iPhone, and how she found
solutions.




An Evaluation of Code Factory's Mobile Accessibility
for Android, by J.J. Meddaugh

Mobile Accessibility
provides a two
-
pronged accessibility solution: a
homegrown suite of applications, an
d a screen reader
for the phone. This review looks at version 1.2 of
Mobile Accessibility, and evaluates how the software
performs a variety of tasks.




Accessibility Review: The Verizon Accolade Cell
Phone, by Tara Annis and Morgan Blubaugh

A close
look at the built
-
in accessibility features of this basic
feature phone.


AccessWorld
® is the American Foundation for the
Blind
's technology magazine.


Be sure to sign up on the
AccessWorld

home page to
receive
AccessWorld

Alerts, an e
-
mail announcement
letting you know when new issues of
AccessWorld

are
posted.



***
Prescription Reading Device
***


Now Available to All Blind Ame
ricans: All blind people
need to do is let En
-
Vision America know that they are
interested in receiving the ScripTalk device and what
pharmacy they use. En
-
Vision America is trying to
persuade major pharmacy chains that this program is
valuable to blind cu
stomers. The pharmacy chains
maintain that there isn't enough need for them to
spend the money to provide the infrared labels needed
to allow the ScripTalk to read prescription labels to
blind users. If enough people contact En
-
Vision
America, it can demon
strate that the need exists.
Here's how it works: a blind patient receives the
ScripTalk Station unit. The pharmacy provides infrared
labels that are affixed to the medication bottles. These
infrared labels are then read by the ScripTalk unit in
the blind
person's home. The labels contain all the
information available to a sighted person, including
warnings, dosage information, side effects, script
number, doctor's name, etc. Here is the text of the
press release:


Accessible Prescription Label Program Now
Free For
Blind Americans


En
-
Vision America, Inc., has announced a new program
to aid the blind and visually impaired to obtain
accessible prescriptions. Under its

Pharmacy Freedom Program, eligible individuals may
obtain a free ScripTalk Station patient r
eader that will
allow them to access their prescription label
information. Participating pharmacies attach a small
RFID label to each prescription containing all printed
information. This provides a safe, private, independent
way for the blind and visually

impaired to manage their
medication regimen, as well as helping pharmacies to
comply with ADA regulations in serving their patients.
Interested individuals may contact En
-
Vision America
to provide pharmacy details and get their free reader.
Pharmacies con
cerned with meeting the needs of their
special
-
needs patients may also contact the company
for more information about the program. ScripTalk
Station is a cutting
-
edge technological solution for
prescription medication information access. It has been
adopte
d by the Veterans Administration for use in its
facilities across the country. ScripTalk uses RFID
(radio
-
frequency identification) and TTS (text
-
to
-
speech) technologies to allow those who cannot read
their prescription labels a way to access the
informati
on. It is the only product on the market to
provide full label information in a way that meets ADA,
FDCA, and HIPAA regulations. En
-
Vision America, Inc.,
provides high
-
tech products aimed at solving problems
for those with visual or print impairments. Loca
ted in
Normal, Illinois, En
-
Vision America has successfully
introduced several voice
-
enabled products such as i.d.
mate Summit, the talking bar code reader, and
ScripTalk, the talking pharmaceutical reader. For
additional information contact Anna McClure,
En
-
Vision
America, 1845 Hovey Ave., Normal, Illinois 61761;
(800) 890
-
1180, fax (309) 452
-
3643;
www.envisionamerica.com
.



***
Tech Scoop

***



Serotek offers
a free copy of their software to school
age kids in a program called Keys for K
-
12.


You can
find information on their website.
http:/
/www.serotek.com/kk
-
main
.


This is a screen
reader program.



The Library for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped

offers for free an elbow adapter for the
USB port on the NLS Reader, to make it less likely that
a USB drive will be accidentally knocke
d awry. Call
your library; they will be happy to mail one to you.



You can find games and other software, some free,
some not, at
http://www.GMAgam
es.com

and
http://www.blindsoftware.com/Default.aspx
.



There is a free word processor called J
arte that is
based on WordPad available at
http://www.jarte.com
.
It seems compatible with JAWS and WindowEyes, but
NVDA does not read the menus.


If you know th
e
keyboard commands for most things, you should be
able to use it anyway. And, it has a lot of good
features.



System Access To Go Serotek has teamed up with
the
AIR Foundation

(Accessibility is a Right) to offer a
web
-
resident version of our screen reader to users
completely free of charge, making any computer with
Internet accessible in seconds.



Simply

visit
http://www.satogo.com

and create
your free SA ToGo account.

Once you are logged in,
use the Install System Access option under My Account
in the System Access menu.

Enjoy
a free 7
-
day trial of
both System Access and the System Access Mobile
Network.



The Kapten Plus is a GPS system that we had not
heard of before.

Check it out at:

http://www.maxiaids.com/store/prodView.asp?idprod
uct=8917&idstore=6&product=Kapten
-
Talking
-
Pocket
-
GPS
-
Navigational
-
System
---
U.S.
-
Map
-
Only
.



This is something we found recently th
at should be
shared: Limited Income?

Find out if your child is
eligible for the FREE Car Seats for Kids program!

Call
the Alabama Head Injury Foundation 205
-
823
-
3818
Birmingham area, or toll free 800
-
433
-
8002 statewide.



Also, for low income folks t
here is assistance called
the
Statewide Drug
Assistance

Programs
-

RxAssist
Alabama
, Plan D SeniorRx, Government PA
P
assistance program. Go to this site

http://www.rxassist.org/patients/res
-
state
-
programs.cfm

for more information
.



*** Talking Thermostat ***



The Kelvin T
http://www.smarthome.com/30570/Kelvin
-
Voice
-
Activated
-
Talking
-
Programmable
-
Thermosta
t
-
VR200
-
TTH
-
27/p.aspx

is listed at 89.99,on sale for $59.99 and
claims that it is voice activated, as well as talking.



http://www.ta
lkingthermostats.com/blind.shtml

sells
"The Talking Thermostat" at a list price of $139.50
-
$149.50 plus $10 S&H.


MaxiAid and HearMore sell the
same thermostat for $165.00



Nature's Home is the make
r

of "Talking
Thermostat".

Local dealers in Alabama

who install
these thermostats:

Evans Services, Birmingham 205
-
982
-
7775

One Hour HVAC, Birmingham 205
-
823
-
1776

B&T HVAC, Higdon 256
-
632
-
6564

All Seasons One Hour, Huntsville 256
-
539
-
2167

Air Now, Millbrook334
-
285
-
7065

Home Appliance Serv,


Oneonta 205
-
27
4
-
4328

General Plumb HVAC, Wetumpka 334
-
514
-
4200



If you cannot locate a dealer near you, please call
Nature's Way at:

800
-
467
-
0366, or e
-
mail the support
staff at:
support@4buymax.com
.




[leadership] anot
her blindness web site



There's a new resource on the internet called
Helping the Blind and Visually Impaired.

It is run by
Christine Chaikin. For more information go to
http://www.visuallyimpairedandtheblind.com


She has
also created a group and a page on Facebook called
Helping the Blind and Visually Impaired.

To join this
group, sign into Facebook.

Then in the search box type
Helpi
ng the Blind and Visually Impaired and click the
search icon.

Then when the next page comes up click
on the button that says request to join and it is the
third link that you want to click the request to join
button on.

Submitted by Sharon Lovering, ACB



Notes from the Editor


Joe Buck



Thank you for reading our second issue of this
newsletter from the Alabama Council of the Blind. We
are very proud to be able to bring informative articles
to the blind and visually impaired folks of what we
warmly
refer to as “God’s Country”, here in the Deep
South.



Councils across the country usually give a name to
their publication like “Newsline of Washington State”.
We have chosen “The Blind Gazette” of Sweet Home
Alabama. We hope you like the name of
your paper.
We are looking forward to future issues but we need
your feedback so we can publish the kind of topics you
want. Please send your comments and ideas to Joe
Buck at
jbrm@comcast.net
. And, if you have ar
ticles
that you want to share with fellow Alabamians, please
send them soon. While we intend to publish these
issues on a quarterly basis, we may need to release an
extra issue before the Convention, September 16


18.



I hope to put the Convention r
egistration form on
our web page,
http://www.alabamaacb.org

soon. It is
my dream to make the web page more accessible to all
low vision persons too. Working on the newsletter has
taken up a good bit of time. Bu
t, don’t forget if you
have articles that you would like to add in our
newsletter, please send those to me, Joe Buck at
jbrm@comcast.net
.



After the last page of this newsletter we have added
a flyer

with the he
adline news of
and the registration
form for
our upcoming

Alabama

ACB Convention in
September. Right now it seems so far away but you
know how time flies and all of a sudden it is here. All
the news about the Convention and the important dates
to remembe
r are listed.

So
, please

print out the last
two pages, fill out
the registration form
and send it in.

We
have

plann
ed

a great state convention this year and
we are looking forward to having each of you there
with us. Come and have fun with your friends!



And finally we must give special thanks to the folks
who contributed the informative and meaningful
articles for this issue. Our acknowledgements go to
ACB President, Ken Osbourn who submitted the timely
Leadership articles with the latest from ins
ide the
national news hotline. And, we will not forget those
great tips about the latest in helpful gadgets, new
software and some awesome new technology by
Glenda Anderson, Assistive Technology Trainer, AIDB.
Last, but certainly not the least is the ver
y latest
sampling and comparisons of cell phones in the June
issue of the American Foundation for the Blind,
submitted by Frank Marquette, an active Huntsvillian
member of the Blind Veterans Association. All these
articles are a great read and we thank th
ese folks for
giving us the news!


Schedule of

Upcoming

Events




American Council
of the Blind
Convention

in Reno
, NV,

July
9



1
5
, 2011



Alabama Council of the Blind Convention in Birmingham, AL
,
September

1
6



18
,
2011


Alabama Council of the Blind

State

Conference


“Building Bridges Through Collaboration & Mentoring”



Graphic:
Building A Bridge


Doubletree Hotel



Birmingham

Friday,
September 16
through Sunday,
September 18, 2011



Registration
:

Friday,
September 16th
from

1:00
pm

to
5
:00
pm

Saturday,
September 17th

from

8:00

am

to
9
:00
am


E
arly Pre
-
Registration Fee $85.00



Deadline
:

9
-
6
-
11

Regular Pre
-
Registration Fee
$100.00

On
-
Site
Registration Fee

$100.00


Registration fee includes

Luncheon on Saturday, B
anquet on Saturday evening,
and Prayer B
reakfast Sunday.

Those wishing to receive meals MUST pre
-
register. Those registering
on
-
site will not receive meals.



Hotel Information:

Doubletree Hotel

808 South 20
th

Street



Birmingham
, Alabama
35205

Tel:

205
-
933
-
9000


Fax:

205
-
933
-
0920

Ask for Alabama Council of the Blind room block

$
88.00

(plus tax and fees)
, this is for 2 individuals

Additional Individuals is $10.00 per night

ACB rates apply to Standard Room only.



Roo
m reservation deadline:

August 16, 2011



Alabama Council of the Blind

State Conference


PRE
-
REGISTRATION FORM



Please complete and return this
pre
-
registration form with registration fee to:

Joan Garrett
,

1011 Shady Lane Circle


Talladega, Alabama

35160




Email:
pc0827@bellsouth.net






NAME:

______________________________________________________





(LAST)



(FIRST)


STREET ADDRESS:

________________________
______________________


CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE:

_______________________________________


TELEPHONE NUMBER:

______________________________________


EMAIL ADDRESS:

___________________________________________



Please check which meals you plan to participate
in:



I plan to eat the Saturday Lunch



I plan to eat the Saturday Banquet



I plan to eat the Sunday
Prayer
Breakfast


Please check which format you would prefer:



___Large P
rint ___ Braille ___ Electronic Version





Please note that ADRS Staff should complete a different registration form and
contact Jennifer Till at 334.293.7122 in the Staff Development & Training
Office.