Exploring New Pathways
Thursday, October 26 – Sunday, October 29
Zoom in by Standard Phone, computer, or Smart Phone
Who Should Attend?
- Anyone who is blind, visually impaired, or losing vision
- Relatives/Friends of individuals impacted by vision loss
- Special education and rehabilitation professionals
- Accessibility advocates and supporters
FREE! Conference Registration includes:
- Access to the Zoom platform to interact with all presenters, live exhibits, and other attendees.
- Toll-free calling option upon request.
- Opportunities to participate in special events for prizes.
- Entrance into general door prize drawings throughout the weekend.
- Conference Program provided in your preferred reading format when you register by October 9.
- Zoom real-time closed captioning.
- Automatic registration for the PCB Live Auction on Sunday, October 29 at 3 PM.
- Participation in elections and business for paid PCB members
For assistance, please call 1-877-617-7407
PCB Paid Peers–Bring a Friend!
When you refer a non-member who registers, you will be entered to win a $50 gift card!
Conference Activity Highlights:
- A NEW FRONTIER IN BLINDNESS TECHNOLOGY
A comparison of several ways to see the world when you, yourself, don’t see it so well.
- AI Generated and Cloned speech: It’s Impact on the Vision Loss Community
- Audio Prompting Demystified: tips for a stronger presentation when braille or proper sized print is not available for your presentation
- Protein Power-Up: Energize Your Day with a Protein-Rich Breakfast
- Other presentations may include:
- A short exercise event, orientation and mobility presentations, Outreach for your chapter and PCB, hearing aids discussed, new Government initiatives, and breaking down real and imagined barriers to participating digitally
- Entertainment: including The Anagram Game, Shout that Tune, and an Improv play
- Banquet Speaker, Judy Dixon, who looks back into the history of communications for people with vision loss and forward embracing the latest technology.
- Exhibits will begin Thursday, October 26. Some of these exhibits may be interactive where attendees are able to speak with exhibitors via Zoom for 30 or 60 minutes. Be sure to consult the final schedule for the start time and lineup when you receive your program.
- When we are not streaming conference programming, you will hear recorded exhibits.
- There is still time left to become an exhibitor or sponsor for the 2023 PCB Conference. Check out pcb1.org/2023exhibitoptions for all the opportunities we have to offer.
- The program is available in several alternate formats. If we receive your registration by October 9, we will postal-mail Braille, large print, or Thumb drive audio programs. After the 9th, programs will only be available electronically through email, our website, and the PCB Information Line (773-572-6314).
- Inside the program you will find: Zoom connection information, conference schedule, list of exhibitors, paid announcements, list of sponsors and contributors, and community shout-outs.
- The program goes to print September 30, so please submit program information before that date such as community shout-outs and paid text-based ads for chapters and businesses.
- Purchase ads from pcb1.org/2023exhibitform or call 877-617-7407.
- Everyone registered for the conference will be eligible to win a door prize.
- Winners must claim their door prize within a few minutes of their name being called.
- Prizes will be mailed to the winners after the conference.
Listening to ACB Media Network:
- You can tune into the broadcast of the virtual exhibits and other portions of the conference on the ACB Media Network when you need a break from Zoom.
- Stream the audio on an internet-enabled device such as a computer or notetaker by visiting: acbmedia.org.
- Tell an Amazon Echo device, “Open ACB Media Network followed by the channel we will be using.” You first may need to “Enable ACB Media Network.”
- Download the ACB Link app to your smartphone.
- Use the Internet Radio feature on a Victor Reader Stream to access ACB Media Network.
- If you cannot use any of these methods, try to listen on the telephone by calling 518-906-1820. You may have to call this number more than one time, and you may be directed to another number if there are many listeners using the service.
Additional & Emerging Conference Details:
Regularly visit pcb1.org/conference
Call the PCB Information Line (773) 572-6314 Box 2