[Nfbnet-members-list] Bring Your Own Device to Orlando: BYOD Workshop at Convention

Chris Nusbaum dotkid.nusbaum at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 21:57:39 UTC 2014

Fellow Federationists:

I can't believe it.  We're only one week away from the largest 
and most exciting gathering of blind people to ever occur in this 
lifetime: the 2014 convention of the National Federation of the 
Blind in Orlando! If this year's jam-packed agenda has not yet 
caused your excitement quotient to mushroom to record levels, I 
have one more twist to add to the mix: this year's convention 
will be a BYOD affair.  What does this BYOD mean, you ask? Why 
bring your own device of course!

This year the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children 
(NOPBC) is sponsoring a Bring Your Own Device technology workshop 
as part of the Youth Track activities for students ages 11-18.  
Their President graciously asked me to coordinate this event and 
I assembled a team of tech-savvy high school and college students 
who love our technology and are ready to answer your questions.  
If you have a device about which you have a question or if you 
would simply like to talk shop with fellow users of your 
device(s), you are welcome to drop by anytime during our workshop 
and we would be glad to assist.  As the Youth Track umbrella 
under which this workshop is presented suggests, this event is 
geared especially toward parents and their young technology 
consumers.  However, anyone is welcome to stop by, whether child 
or child at heart.

The workshop will take place on Friday, July 4 from 8:00-10:00 PM 
in Salon 11, Level 2.  This will immediately follow the Dance 
Party sponsored by Conchita Hernandez and Alex Castillo, which 
will take place in the same room.  So, as you pack your bags for 
convention, be sure to bring your technology along.  Then, drop 
by and see us in Salon 11 from 8:00-10:00 PM on Friday for the 
BYOD workshop.  I look forward to seeing you-and your devices-in 

Yours in Federationism,

Chris Nusbaum

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