[NFBOK-Talk] Invitation to NFB CSUN events

Jeannie Massay jmassay1 at cox.net
Tue Feb 21 21:15:33 UTC 2017

Invitation to NFB CSUN events


Fellow Federationists:

The National Federation of the Blind has a significant presence in the CSUN
conference each year. In additional to formal program activities, Federation
members from around the country participate in a wide variety of roles
throughout the conference. We thought it would be valuable to highlight some
of the formal Federation happenings in the CSUN conference and create an
informal gathering for Federation members. Please review the
Federation-related activities at CSUN 2017 and join other members whenever
you can. I am also asking Federationists to provide feedback after CSUN
about the latest and greatest that the NFB team should be working on.
Finally, if you are giving a presentation at CSUN share that with our access
technology team by sending an email to Clara Van Gerven at
<mailto:cvangerven at nfb.org> cvangerven at nfb.org. 


Informal NFB gathering 

02/28/17, 7:00 p.m.

Location: Puesto (at The Headquarters)

To all Federation members attending CSUN, the National Federation of the
Blind will be holding an informal gathering on Tuesday, February 28, at 7
p.m. at  <http://eatpuesto.com/> Puesto, located 0.1 miles from the
Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel, at 789 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego. We would
like to extend an open, no host invitation to anyone who will be attending
CSUN Assistive Technology Conference and would like to join us. For those
looking to have dinner or a drink, Puesto serves a variety of food and
drinks, and it will be Taco Tuesday. Menu and pricing information can be
found on the  <http://eatpuesto.com/locations/san-diego-headquarters/#menu>
Puesto website. Please let us know if you are planning to attend by emailing
Ryan Pugh at  <mailto:rpugh at nfb.org> rpugh at nfb.org.


Phones for Low-Vision and Blind Seniors

03/01/17, 10:00 a.m.

Location: Hillcrest AB

Many blind users love their smartphones, but what options exist for those
who want a simple accessible experience? Led by Clara Van Gerven and Amy

Accessibility Switchboard Presentation

03/02/17, 10:00 a.m.

Location: Mission AB

The National Federation of the Blind is building a resource portal for
adopting organization-wide approaches to accessibility. Year one methods and
results will be presented. Led by Clara Van Gerven and Chris Law.


Overview of Braille Display Support Across Mobile and Desktop

03/03/17, 10:00 a.m.

Location: La Jolla B

Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of Braille support in the major
operating systems based on a series of metrics. Led by Amy Mason and Karl


KNFB Reader Windows 10 Unveiling

03/01/17, 12:15 p.m.

Location: Seaport H 

CSUN participants are cordially invited to the historic unveiling of KNFB
Reader for Windows 10. Like its smartphone counterparts, KNFB Reader for
Windows 10 allows the blind and others with print disabilities to access the
content of printed documents, including bills, brochures, books, magazines,
handouts, and more. Users can simply photograph the document and KNFB Reader
will almost instantaneously convert the image to text that can be read aloud
in synthesized speech or output to a connected refreshable Braille display
using a compatible screen reader. KNFB Reader for Windows 10 incorporates
KNFB Reader's signature audio and vibration guidance to help the user align
the camera and take the perfect image of a document so that processing is
fast and accurate. It's also the perfect desktop PC or laptop application
for recognizing image-based PDF files. Join us to learn more about this new
iteration of the award-winning and world-famous KNFB Reader, now available
for all devices running Windows 10. Be an early adopter of the Windows app
and help make it even better.


KNFB Reader Exhibit, Volunteers Wanted

03/01 through 03/03/17

This year, KNFB Reader will have a booth in the exhibit hall at CSUN 17.  It
will be located in the visual exhibit hall, booth 107. The dates are March
1, 2, and 3.

If you are interested in volunteering at our booth, please contact Joel
Zimba at  <mailto:jzimba at nfb.org> jzimba at nfb.org or (410) 659-9314,
extension 2233. 



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