Pennsylvania Council of the Blind
2018 Conference & Convention
Sowing the Seeds of Success
Thursday, October 18 through Sunday, October 21, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh – Green Tree
500 Mansfield Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Walk-in Registrations Welcome!
THE PENNSYLVANIA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND
Thanks you for your gifts in support of our mission
2018 CONFERENCE SPONSORS
Golden Triangle Council of the Blind
Hank Bloomburg Chapter
Lehigh Valley Council of the Blind
Philadelphia Regional Chapter
Philadelphia Metro Council of the Blind
York Council of the Blind
PCB thanks all chapters that provided door prizes, goodie bag items, and auction items for this event.
Many PCB members provided financial support for this year’s conference. PCB gratefully acknowledges your on-going support for our mission.
PCB is also appreciative of the many individual donors who contributed to this year’s live auction.
With sincere gratitude, PCB congratulates all who volunteered their time and talent to make this weekend a great success!
Open Friday, October 19 from 10 AM to 7 PM
Grand Ballroom Salon E
Sprint Vision Accessibility
Sprint Accessibility is dedicated to serving people with disabilities. Sprint Vision is a branch of our service that focuses on those who are blind or who have Low Vision, providing them services to fit their needs.
PA ABLE Savings Program
The Pennsylvania ABLE Savings Program (PA ABLE helps people with disabilities (eligible individuals) and their families save money for a wide range of qualified disability expenses without jeopardizing government benefits. Pennsylvania taxpayers can now deduct PA ABLE contributions from their state taxes, within limits, plus much more.
Western PA School for Blind Children
WPSBC provides on campus and outreach educational programs for students with visual impairment.
OrCam’s breakthrough artificial vision technology gives independence to people who are blind, visually impaired, have a reading disability or other conditions. The OrCam MyEye assistive technology device instantly ad discreetly reads any printed and digital text, from any surface – including newspapers, books, computer and smartphone screens, restaurant menus, labels on supermarket products an street signs – as well as recognizes individual people and products.
HumanWare products have a profoundly positive impact on the lives of visually impaired and learning-disabled people of every age. From advanced Braille products and electronic magnifiers to digital talking book players and beyond, our tools help end users to live independently and compete effectively in today’s world.
Pilot Dogs provide dog guides to blind or visually impaired individuals who qualify. We offer a two week, in residence orientation and mobility course.
Christian Ministry Teachers
Audio, large-print, and braille literature available at no cost. This includes books, magazines, audio tracts, and rtf files of The Bible.
The Seeing Eye, Inc.
The Seeing Eye, Inc. is a guide dog school located in Morristown, NJ since 1929. The Seeing Eye has assisted people who are blind helping them gain independence, self-confidence, and dignity through the use of Seeing Eye dogs.
We are an end-to-end election management solution. Voters can use modern, off-the-shelf equipment to vote while producing a paper audit trail.
Blind Mike’s Pottery
I am a blind potter who makes functional pieces as well as sculptural pieces for the enjoyment of all.
Lengua-Learn Communications/Mystic Access
We are offering technology and educational products: Lengua-Learn Communications – where good communication leads to good relations; Mystic Access – where the magic is learned.
Washington County Council of the Blind
We advocate for the blind and visually impaired in Washington County.
Carnegie Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
CLBPH provides free public library services for Pennsylvania residents who have difficulty reading standard print because of a visual, physical, or reading disability.
Unisyn Voting Solutions
Unisyn Voting Solutions offers a full end-to-end voting solution that meets the needs of all voters.
PCB and Loving Touch Connection
Get the gift-giving season started by browsing our selection of beautiful hand-painted braille gifts from Loving Touch Connection. Pick up our popular “No Measure Cookbook” for a friend and a 50/50 raffle ticket for yourself. Most importantly give us a minute to tell you about the PCB peer network.
BLT Art sells matted prints and mousepads of our own original artwork to promote vision awareness and support blind and vision research charities. This year we are featuring our new print of Presque Isle Lighthouse in Erie, PA.
Keystone Blind Association
Our vision is to change lives for the better; our mission is to empower, educate and employ individuals with vision loss and other disabilities. Keystone Provides vision, casework, and rehabilitation services and career opportunities across the state of Pennsylvania.
Clear Ballot Group
Clear Ballot is a United States based company and a leader in election innovation. We have introduced a new class of tools and a modern approach to voting, enabling record speed, accuracy, and transparency that officials and the voting public have asked for.