[nfbwatlk] FW: Accessible World Classroom of the Air presentsTraveling the World Without Sight July 20 , 2010

Robert Sellers robertsellers500 at comcast.net
Tue Jul 13 02:42:33 UTC 2010

Yes,  been there, done that.


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From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
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Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] FW: Accessible World Classroom of the Air
presentsTraveling the World Without Sight July 20 , 2010

Just so you know...A goodly amount of sighted people are also unable to find
their way back to their hotel rooms after sipping on a few too many tropical

Joanne Laurent 
Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist
If you can't learn it, I'm not teaching it right!

Highest Expectations Travel and Adaptive Skills Instruction for the Blind
P.O. Box 586 Ariel, WA 98603
(360) 231-4597 

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Subject: [nfbwatlk] FW: Accessible World Classroom of the Air presents
Traveling the World Without Sight July 20 , 2010

From: News Wire [mailto:listservice at accessibleworld.org]
Sent: Saturday, July 10, 2010 8:34 AM
To: Nightingale, Noel
Subject: Accessible World Classroom of the Air presents Traveling the World
Without Sight July 20 , 2010

News Wire:

Ever wanted to just "get away" but didn't know how to go about arranging it?
Ever wished you could lounge on a beach and sip a tropical drink, but
worried about whether or not you'd be able to find your way back to your
hotel room? Ever think that if you just had a sighted friend to travel with,
you would love to go on an African Safari or visit the pyramids of Egypt?
For those of us who are visually impaired, these luxuries and dreams are
well within our reach.

Come and explore how you as a blind person can venture forth into the world
of travel, either independently or with other visually impaired companions.
Wendy David, author of the just released "Sites Unseen: Traveling the World
Without Sight," will share her ideas and experiences on the next Classroom
of the Air on Tuesday, July 20.

Wendy David is a totally blind Clinical Psychologist who works at the
Veterans Administration in Seattle. When not at work, her passions include
traveling, skiing, meeting new people, and visiting distant places. She and
her blind partner Larry have traveled together with and without their dog
guides to Europe, Hawaii, South America, and more. In her book, she
describes the process she uses to arrange for safe and fun travels and gives
you many things to consider when you're first impulse might be to say, "I
don't know if I can do that." "Successfully traveling the world without
sight is not much different than traveling independently from your home to
the grocery store when you can't see the items on the shelves," says David.
"It's similar, but on a larger scale." This informal presentation will
encourage group participation, sharing of ideas, questions, and observat!
ions from the audience.We hope to see you there.

Presenter: Wendy David

Group Discussion Leaders
Ruth Ann Acosta,
Email: ruth1244 at gmail.com
Sherry Wells
E-mail: sdwells at us.ibm.com

Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Time: 6:00 PM PDT, 7:00 PM MDT, 8:00 PM CDT, 9:00 PM EDT
         and elsewhere in the world Wednesday 1:00 GMT.

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