Friday, June 28, 2013

2013 ACB National Conference & Convention Agenda now available on NFB NEWSLINE.

2013 ACB National Conference & Convention Agenda
Available on NFB-NEWSLINE
Convention-goers, we’ve got some great news for you! We are pleased to announce that once again the entire agenda of the American Council of the Blind’s national conference and convention will be available on NFB-NEWSLINE, helping you to make the most of this event. With the availability of the agenda, you can quickly and easily determine what options are available at a particular time and find when and where a desired meeting will occur. We believe that this will make it easy to plan your convention schedule—made even easier with access using iPhone, NFB-NEWSLINE Mobile, available by visiting the app store on your device.
You can access the agenda in many different ways—by download to your digital talking book player of choice with NFB-NEWSLINE In Your Pocket, by reading it on Web News on Demand, and, of course, by using your cell phone on the go.
To access the agenda on the phone you’ll want to dial either the number you regularly use or the phone number for unlimited access with a cell phone at 646-600-6969. From the main menu select option number five and select “National Meetings of Interest to the Print-Disabled” (which is labeled option number five). From there, select number 1 for the American Council of the Blind agenda.
With the availability of our on-demand article-request feature, you can now request that details of a certain meeting or event be sent to your e-mail account; you can in this way set up your own agenda tailored to your interests and obligations. To use this feature, when listening to an article press #9 (pound nine) and the desired article will be sent to your e-mail inbox automatically, assuming your e-mail address is provided in your NFB-NEWSLINE account.
With NFB-NEWSLINE In Your Pocket, you can have the full agenda on one small device, providing increased portability and effortless access. You can easily scan through each day to learn what meetings and events are of interest and determine your schedule for the day. In order to download the agenda to your digital talking-book player, you’ll need to add the agenda to your favorites. This can be done online via our favorites management tool under the link for “Manage Your In Your Pocket Favorite Publications.” Naturally, you’ll need to download the NFB-NEWSLINE In Your Pocket software, available at, onto your computer before you can place this content on your device. After you’ve logged in, select the link for Newsline In Your Pocket, which takes you to an informational page with software download links.
Web News on Demand allows you to easily search for a particular meeting or event when viewing the full agenda on one screen, or you can view each day individually. You can also have the contents of the full agenda or a particular day or event e-mailed to yourself, and you are now able to download a zip file of the agenda to your portable note-taking device (such as the Braille Note). To access Web News on Demand and the special features it offers, visit and select “Web News on Demand”
If youÂ’d like to experience the flexibility and ease of use that is offered by NFB-NEWSLINE Online, please visit If youÂ’ve forgotten your codes, please call the NFB-NEWSLINE team toll free at (866) 504-7300. If you arenÂ’t signed up for NFB-NEWSLINE, visit to download an application or fill in the online application.

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