NEWSWIRE: MONDAY AUGUST 10, 2015, 8 PM EDT, THE PAT PRICE
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TEK TALK WELCOMES THREE HONORED GUESTS,JANET DICKELMAN, JOHN McCann and
Frank Cuta TO DISCUSS THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY AT THE ACB CONVENTION.
Tek Talk is very pleased to welcome three honored guests to discuss the
overall topic: USING PERSONAL TECHNOLOGY AT CONVENTIONS .
They are Janet Dickelman, ACB Convention Coordinator; John McCann, Second
Vice President, American Council of the Blind and Frank Cuta of the
Washington State ACB Affiliate.
Frank Cuta is a retired Engineer who is definitely a longtime technology
Janet Dickelman has prepared the following statement:
From audible beacons giving verbal directions to locations at the Sheraton
for iDevice users to information broadcasted on ACB radio and via telephone
the 2015 ACB conference and convention met the technology needs of
convention attendees and those joining ACB from home. The conference also
featured seminars and workshops providing information on cutting edge
technology. Hear more about this and the latest information about the 2016
convention in Minneapolis from convention coordinator Janet Dickelman. For
further information contact Janet at <mailto:janet.dickelman@xxxxxxxxx>
janet.dickelman@xxxxxxxxx or call her at (651) 428-5059.
Also, let us read a statement from John McCann.
I plan to concentrate on use of the iPhone and applications running under
its operating system, (IOS). For basic orientation, I plan to discuss use
of the compass app, which is included with IOS 8.4 and all previous versions
of that operating system, and then talk about BlindSquare for more detailed
exporation of the surrounding area. I plan to talk about text messaging
given that the blizzard of convention activity oftentimes necessitates
communicating asynchronously. (I never bother to use the hotel's telephone
system any more; I'm hardly ever in my room. As far as cell phone
conversations, they are almost invariably initiated when I'm in meetings or
in other settings that preclude my being able to take the call when it is
made.) Similarly, I want to talk about using social media, both for
communication and for the purpose of publicizing the convention activities
in which I am participating. I believe it would be in order to talk about
the indoor "way-finding" technology application just developed by "MD
Support", but will not be able to say much about this technology since I did
not have the time to use it in Dallas.
My contact info is as follows:
John A. McCann
8761 E Placita Bolivar
Tucson, AZ 85715-5650
Home: (520) 232-2100
Cell: (571) 212-3100
Date: Monday August 10, 2015
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