Convention Blast: Play At Home

While the Convention Program & Planning Committee would truly love to see every PCB member in Johnstown beginning October 16, 2014 through October 19, 2014; we know it’s just not possible. Well, this is 2014 so there is something we can do about this problem…

Stream the convention on ACB Radio!!!

Thanks to Doug ‘DeeJay Doug’ Huntsinger  and the PCB Stream Team along with ACB Radio, those who can’t participate live, you can now “Play At home!”


Play the Audio

Using your computer speakers, iOS device or Wi-Fi enabled Victor Reader Stream you can virtually participate in several PCB Convention events. All you have to do is head on over to

ACB Radio Live Event at the schedule time indicated below.

Choose   to stream either via Win amp or Windows Media Player.


Otherwise Start Streaming Now


Play Team Trivia

That’s right, you too can play at home. Immediately following the Saturday banquet and Awards Presentation on October 18, 2014 at 8:30 we will once again have an exciting and entertaining time with Team Trivia.

Team trivia is played with groups of 5, but you can go it alone or with your loved ones, roommates or invite some friends over and play as a team. Just one rule…No Using Google!

Here’s how you play:

Tune into the stream on Saturday October 18, 2014 beginning at 8:30

After each round, email your answers to:

Include the following in the subject: Trivia, Team Name Round Number (1 through 5)

Who will score highest, in person players or the virtual?

Include your Twitter handle for a Tweet Shout Out! We’ll even mention the virtual winners here in our post-Convention Blast. If that’s not enough, we’re bringing back Rapid Fire Name That Tune in between rounds, plus some new games to make in between rounds just as entertaining as the main event.

Set your calendars it’s going to be a blast!

Stream Schedule

Thursday October 16, 2014

7:15 PM – 9:00 PM General Session, Crown Ballroom

Welcome: PCB President Tony Swartz

7:20 PM President’s Report

7:25 PM Report from Executive Director, John Horst

7:30 PM Leadership Is for Everyday, Sue Lichtenfels

8:00 PM Chapter Reports, Joe Fagnani

8:30 PM Resolutions & Bylaws – First Reading, Carla Hayes Resolution Committee Chair, Rose Martin Bylaws Committee Chair

8:45 PM Announcements, Rose Martin

8:55 PM Door Prize, Lizzy Mohammed


Friday October 17, 2014


2:30 PM – 4:35 PM General Session, Crown Ballroom

2:30 PM Nominating Committee & Candidate’s Forum, George Holliday

3:00 PM Resolving Advocacy-Related Conflicts

Michael Gravitt, guiding Eyes for the Blind

3:45 PM Home Guide Dog Training, Another Option

Eric Loori, Cofounder, Executive Director and Special Needs Guide Dog Mobility Instructor (GDMI) for Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind

4:25 PM Announcements

4:35 PM Door Prizes

5:00 PM The braille and accessible formats committee presents, UEB Braille Code Modifications, Crown Ballroom


Saturday October 18, 2014

8:35 AM salute to flag and invocation

8:45 AM “The State of Advocacy,” Advocacy & Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman George Holliday

9:15 AM The Education & Employment Committee presents, College Life: The Challenges & Changes.

10:15 AM Break

10:30 AM Content: A Strategy for Our Web Presence and More

Presented by Susan Lichtenfels and Thomas Reid

11:00 AM Don Ciccone, Manager of Operations of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Break for Lunch -Stream resumes @ 2 PM

2:00 Committee Reports

Facilitator, Tony Swartz

2:45 PM Treasurer’s Report – Michael Zaken

3:15 PM Elections
A. Resolution
B. By-laws
C. Board Members

4:25 PM Door Prize

4:30 PM General Session Closes Stream Ends

8:30 PM – 10:00 PM Team Trivia Challenge Host, Marlett & Thomas Reid

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