[nfbwatlk] FW: Accessible World Classroom of the AirpresentsTraveling the World Without Sight July 20 , 2010

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Mon Jul 12 22:13:15 CDT 2010


Hmmm ... a few members of our Washington delegation over the years resemble 
those remarks. (grin)

Mike

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Sellers" <robertsellers500 at comcast.net>
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Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 7:42 PM
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AirpresentsTraveling the World Without Sight July 20 , 2010


>
> Yes,  been there, done that.
>
> bob
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
> Behalf Of Joanne Laurent
> Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 6:57 PM
> To: 'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List'
> Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] FW: Accessible World Classroom of the Air
> presentsTraveling the World Without Sight July 20 , 2010
>
> Just so you know...A goodly amount of sighted people are also unable to 
> find
> their way back to their hotel rooms after sipping on a few too many 
> tropical
> drinks!
>
> Joanne Laurent
> Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist
> If you can't learn it, I'm not teaching it right!
> www.blindcoach.com
>
> Highest Expectations Travel and Adaptive Skills Instruction for the Blind
> P.O. Box 586 Ariel, WA 98603
> (360) 231-4597
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
> Behalf Of Nightingale, Noel
> Sent: July 12, 2010 7:40 AM
> To: nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org
> Subject: [nfbwatlk] FW: Accessible World Classroom of the Air presents
> Traveling the World Without Sight July 20 , 2010
>
>
>
> From: News Wire [mailto:listservice at accessibleworld.org]
> Sent: Saturday, July 10, 2010 8:34 AM
> To: Nightingale, Noel
> Subject: Accessible World Classroom of the Air presents Traveling the 
> World
> Without Sight July 20 , 2010
>
> News Wire:
>
> Ever wanted to just "get away" but didn't know how to go about arranging 
> it?
> Ever wished you could lounge on a beach and sip a tropical drink, but
> worried about whether or not you'd be able to find your way back to your
> hotel room? Ever think that if you just had a sighted friend to travel 
> with,
> you would love to go on an African Safari or visit the pyramids of Egypt?
> For those of us who are visually impaired, these luxuries and dreams are
> well within our reach.
>
> Come and explore how you as a blind person can venture forth into the 
> world
> of travel, either independently or with other visually impaired 
> companions.
> Wendy David, author of the just released "Sites Unseen: Traveling the 
> World
> Without Sight," will share her ideas and experiences on the next Classroom
> of the Air on Tuesday, July 20.
>
> Wendy David is a totally blind Clinical Psychologist who works at the
> Veterans Administration in Seattle. When not at work, her passions include
> traveling, skiing, meeting new people, and visiting distant places. She 
> and
> her blind partner Larry have traveled together with and without their dog
> guides to Europe, Hawaii, South America, and more. In her book, she
> describes the process she uses to arrange for safe and fun travels and 
> gives
> you many things to consider when you're first impulse might be to say, "I
> don't know if I can do that." "Successfully traveling the world without
> sight is not much different than traveling independently from your home to
> the grocery store when you can't see the items on the shelves," says 
> David.
> "It's similar, but on a larger scale." This informal presentation will
> encourage group participation, sharing of ideas, questions, and observat!
> ions from the audience.We hope to see you there.
>
> Presenter: Wendy David
>
> Group Discussion Leaders
> Ruth Ann Acosta,
> Email: ruth1244 at gmail.com
> Sherry Wells
> E-mail: sdwells at us.ibm.com
>
> Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2010
>
> Time: 6:00 PM PDT, 7:00 PM MDT, 8:00 PM CDT, 9:00 PM EDT
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