20211030 WCB Virtual Convention: Day 2 Morning

Presiding Officer:
Denise Colley, WCB Immediate Past President

  • Welcome Back
  • National Report
    Learn what’s happening on a national level with American Council of the Blind. Deb Cook Lewis, ACB First Vice President
  • The Jobs People Do
    The unemployment rate of those who are blind continues to be at an unacceptably high level. Panelists are successfully employed in very different fields and will share the paths which led them there.
    Facilitated by Cindy Hollis
    Panelists: Chelsea Armstrong, Test Technician
    Quality Logic
    Boise, ID

    Larry Watkinson, Deputy Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity
    Washington State Department of Transportation
    Olympia, WA
    Natalie Couch, Customer Service Representative
    Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities
    Louisville, KY

  • Presiding Officer: Reginald George, WCB Board Director
  • APH ConnectCenter
    Learn about American Printing House for the Blind’s ConnectCenter, presented by Richard Rueda.
  • Put the FUN in Fundraising
    This presentation will highlight fundraising ideas for local chapters as well as opportunities that are available through WCB, focusing on what’s applicable to fundraising in the state of Washington.
    Presented by Lisa George, Chair, WCB Fundraising Committee and Kim Moberg, President, South Kitsap Council of the Blind.
  • The Big Three
    Let’s learn what’s happening with our agencies serving the blind and visually impaired.
    Scott McCallum
    Washington State School for the Blind (WSSB)
    Danielle Miller
    Director and Regional Librarian
    Washington Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL)
    Michael MacKillop
    Acting Executive Director
    Department of Services for the Blind (DSB)
  • Forward Together: An Inside Look at Guide Dog Training
    This presentation hosted by Guide Dog Users of Washington State (GDUWS) is excerpted from the Guide Dog Users, Inc. (GDUI) program at the 2021 ACB conference and convention. It features Christie Bane, author of the book “Forward Together: An Inside Look at Guide Dog Training.”

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