[Nfbnet-members-list] Accessibleworld Presents Michael Hingson on Books And Beyond, Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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Accessibleworld Presents Michael Hingson on Books And Beyond, Wednesday,
February 2, 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
  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 training.

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

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
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.

Bonnie Blose, Group Facilitator

E-Mail: bookmaven1 at frontier.net

Date:  Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Time:  5:00 PM PST, 6:00 PM MST, 7:00 PM CST, 8:00 PM EST,

            and elsewhere in the world Thursday 01:00 GMT.

Approximately 15 minutes prior to the event start time; go to

The Books and Beyond Room at:

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  Select The Books and Beyond Room at: www.accessibleworld.org

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Accessible World
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Accessible World
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The Accessible World, a division of Helping Hands For The Blind, a 501(c)(3)
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disabled community and the professionals who serve them by providing highly
relevant information about new products, services, and training
opportunities designed specifically to eliminate geographic and access
barriers that adversely affect them

The Michael Hingson Group, INC.
  "Speaking with Vision"
Michael Hingson, President
(415) 827-4084
info at michaelhingson.com
To learn more about my upcoming book, speaking topics and speaking
availability please visit www.michaelhingson.com
Thunder Dog is now available for early ordering on Amazon!!!

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