[nfbwatlk] FW: Accessibleworld Presents Michael Hingson on Books And Beyond, Wednesday, January26, 2011
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Subject: Accessibleworld Presents Michael Hingson on Books And Beyond, Wednesday, January26, 2011
Accessibleworld Presents Michael Hingson on Books And Beyond, Wednesday, January26, 2011
How do you handle a crisis? Fortunately, many of us will never have to answer that question in the way Michael Hingson did on September 11, 2001. On that day, life, its security and certainty changed forever. As we near the 10th anniversary of this unforgettable and tragic date, what place should it have in our thinking? Are there choices you make concerning safety you make now that were unheard of ten years ago? Are you optimistic about the future of the world and your own? Are you fearful? What lessons of hope come from tragedy? Mike Hingson has had time to ponder these and other serious questions. On our next show, we will talk with Mike about his answers to these.
What is most important in life? What role do choices, teamwork, and ethics play?
Michael Hingson has been close to tragedy before. He will tell us about that. his book, Thunder Dog, a Blind Man, His Guide Dog and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero is available through pre-order from Amazon.Com. Join us on our next Books And Beyond and hear what Mike thinks about concerns for living in all our lives. Below is information about Mike and some thoughts in his own words about what he feels is important in his life today. Information about coming to the show follows.
When the World Trade Center was attacked on 9-11, it was as though the world stood still. It was a day that captured our full attention. Michael Hingson and his Guide Dog Roselle were on the 78th floor of Tower One that day, and were able to make their way to safety and survive the attack. The duo was immediately thrust into the international spotlight, becoming well-known representatives of the strength of the human/animal bond and a living example of the powerful partnership that exists between a blind person and their Guide Dog. In 2002 Michael joined the Guide Dogs for the Blind team as the National Public Affairs director, to share his story throughout the world on behalf of the school. In June of 2008 Michael left Guide Dogs to form The Michael Hingson Group to continue his speaking career as well as to serve as a consultant for corporations and organizations that need assistance with Inclusive and Diversity training as well as adaptive technology traini! ng.
In his own words:
I lived through the 9-11 tragedy and have much to say about my experiences leading up to and escaping from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Since that day, I've traveled the world with Roselle and her successors; at first to help people heal and hope, and now, to help them find meaning and purpose. As a blind person living in today's world I want people to see that while there are many different kinds of people, each with their own different gifts, we all can live and work together if we choose to open our minds and hearts and become a more inclusive world. There are positive lessons to be learned from every tragedy, and 9-11 is certainly no exception.
Because I am blind, I have a unique perspective. Because I believe in the power of partnering with my Guide Dog, I can speak from the heart about teamwork
Prior to becoming the National Public Affairs Representative for Guide Dogs for the Blind, Michael was district sales manager for Quantum Data Protection Division of Irvine, Calif., overseeing a sales force and field operations. He has a master's degree in physics from the University of California at Irvine. He is a former member of the California State Guide Dog Board, and is a member of the National Federation of the Blind. Michael lives with his wife, Karen, in California.
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Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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