Reminder - KCB Convention - Turn Your Radio On

Carla Ruschival

KCB - Turn Your Radio On

Kentucky Council of the Blind
48th Annual Conference and Convention
NOVEMBER 16 - 21, 2021

Exhibits, information-packed programs, plenty of great door prizes and
the Top 40 Auction - all are as close as your phone, Alexa device, or

From the minute you enter our station lobby until you complete your
tour of the broadcast studios, you'll be part of an action-packed show
filled with exhibits, technology, information, resources,
entertainment, fun, and friends.

Participate in every minute of this convention without leaving home.
No need to pack a bag, travel, stay in a hotel, take time off from
work, or be away from family. Just tune us in on ACB Media 8 or join
us on Zoom through your phone or computer; everyone is welcome, no
matter where you live.

When you register, you will receive a Zoom link and dial-in telephone
numbers so that you not only can listen but also take part in the
conversation during the convention. Registration allows you to ask
questions, participate in discussions, bid in the auction, and be
eligible to win door prizes. KCB and chapter members must also
register in order to vote on issues and in elections.

Door Prizes - Win, Win, Win

Everyone who registers is eligible to win prizes. Everyone likes
cash, and there's plenty of it just waiting to find its way to happy
winners. There are gift cards and many great items that need new
homes. The top door prize is a Windows laptop or desktop computer
(winner's choice) with one-year subscription for JAWS or ZoomText and
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019.

Top 40 Auction

Get ready to bid and buy at the KCB Top 40 Auction, happening on
Friday evening from 7:00 to 10:30 PM on the Zoom line and on ACB Media
8. Technology, food, collectibles, jewelry, beauty products, and
items perfect for holiday gift-giving are all up for bid. All
proceeds support the Kentucky Council of the Blind and its chapters.

Bidding will take place on Zoom, accessible from any computer, cell
phone or landline.


Registration for the Turn Your Radio On KCB 2021 Conference and
Convention, including door prize drawings, participation in Zoom
meetings and the auction, is $30. Register to bid in the auction
only, but remember that you will not be eligible to participate in
Zoom meetings or win cash, the computer, or other door prizes.

Keep reading for a list of convention exhibitors and the convention
schedule. For more information and to register with debit or credit
card, call us at 502-895-4598.


Note: Look for presentations by exhibitors in the convention schedule below.

American Printing House for the Blind
Computers for the Blind
Democracy Live
Elegant Insights Braille Creations
En-Vision America
Eye Can See Inc.
EZ2See Products
Guidelight Dog Products
Guidelights and Gadgets
Hayward Gourmet Popcorn and Confections
Horizons for the Blind
Lab Computers (Humanware, Eschenbach)
Louisville Downtown Lions Club
Amanda Selm, Consultant, Mary Kay Cosmetics
Scentsy with Nini
The Literacy Project


All programming is on both ACB Media 8 and Zoom unless otherwise
indicated. Pre-convention chapter meetings are on Zoom only; the
Morning Glory Memorial Service is on Zoom and the Radio

Tuesday, November 16

7:00 PM Chapter meeting: Guide Dog Users of Kentuckiana - Deb Lewis,
President, Louisville, KY; Zoom only
8:30 PM Chapter Meeting: Tri-state Library Users - Natalie Couch,
President, Louisville, KY; Zoom only - Speaker: Tracey Mania, Kentucky
Talking Book Library Librarian, Frankfort, KY
Wednesday, November 17

7:00 PM Chapter Meeting: Kentucky Council of Citizens with Low Vision
- Shirley Cain, President, Bellevue, KY; Zoom only
8:30 PM Chapter Meeting: KCB Next Generation - Benjamin Wright,
President, Henderson, KY; Zoom only

Thursday, November 18

6:00 PM Keynote Session, 2021 Kentucky Council of the Blind
Conference and Convention
Welcome - Matt Selm, President, Kentucky Council of the Blind, Louisville, KY
Pledge of Allegiance - Eldon Kaiser, Member, South Central Kentucky
Council of the Blind, Cave City, KY
"The Star-Spangled Banner" - Bradley Mann, Life Member, Kentucky
Council of the Blind, Louisville, KY
Invocation - Terrie Terlau, First Vice President, Kentucky Council of
the Blind and Vice President, Guide Dog Users of Kentuckiana,
Louisville, KY
"My Old Kentucky Home" - Bradley Mann, Louisville, KY
Welcome from Government Officials
6:30 PM President's Report - Matt Selm, Louisville, KY
6:45 PM Presentation of Chapter Charter to South Central Kentucky
Council of the Blind, Bowling Green, KY
7:00 PM Keynote Address: Tune In with ACB - Deb Cook Lewis, First
Vice President, American Council of the Blind, Clarkston, WA
7:45 PM Life Member and Sponsor Recognitions - Carla Ruschival,
Treasurer, Kentucky Council of the Blind, Louisville, KY
8:00 PM A Demonstration of an Accessible Voting System - Bryan
Finney, CEO/Founder, Charlie Kinnune, Director of Education and
Outreach, and Melissa Carney, Educational Outreach Consultant,
Democracy Live, Seattle, WA
8:30 PM KCB Chapter Newsroom: KCB Chapter Reports
9:45 PM Announcements
Friday, November 19

9:00 AM Welcome and announcements
9:05 AM Making Life Easier with a Large Print Calendar/Planner -
Edward Cohen, Owner, EZ2See Products, Rochester, MN
9:25 AM Fun and Functional Products for Your Dog - KaeAnn Rausch,
Co-Founder, Guidelights Dog Products, Myrtle Beach, SC
10:00 AM Technology and Leather Products - Barry Scheur, Co-founder,
Guidelights and Gadgets, Myrtle Beach, SC
10:35 AM The ACB Newsroom: What's Happening on the Hill - Clark
Rachfal, Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs, American
Council of the Blind, Alexandria, VA
11:00 AM The Health Channel: Using the Health and My Chart Apps -
Amanda Selm, President, ACB Next Generation, Louisville, KY; presented
by KCB Next Generation
12:00 PM The Health Channel: Medication Safety for People with Vision
Loss - Sharla Glass, En-vision America, Palmetto, FL
12:20 PM The Health Channel: A New Me: Reclaiming My Health with
Talking Technology, Diet and Exercise - Brian Charlson, Member, ACB
Information Access Committee, Watertown, MA
12:50 PM Station break
1:00 PM The Tech Studio: Vispero Products - Greg Blackman, Vice
President, Eye Can See Inc., Indianapolis, IN
1:35 PM The Tech Studio: Braille and Low Vision Products from
Humanware, Eschenbach and More - Brian Goemmer, Owner, Lab Computers,
Louisville, KY
2:10 PM The Tech Studio: The New BrailleSense - Earle Harrison,
National Account Manager, HIMS Inc., Austin, TX
2:45 PM The Tech Studio: Technology from APH - Joe Hodge, Software
Quality Assurance Analyst; Paul Ferrara, Communications Accessibility
Editor; and Betsy Huggins, Engagement and Training Specialist;
American Printing House for the Blind, Louisville, KY
3:15 PM Station Break

3:30 PM The Break Room: Warmers, Wickless Candles and Wonderful
Fragrances - Nini Urschel, Consultant, Scentsy with Nini, Yerington,
4:05 PM The Station Library: Craft and Cookbooks, Gadgets and Online
Instructions - Diane Pozniak, Horizons for the blind, Crystal Lake, IL
4:25 PM The Station Library: How My "How to" Books Came to Be - Dr.
Judith M. Dixon, Author, Arlington, VA; presented by Tri-State Library
5:00 PM The Break Room: The Awesome You - Amanda Selm, Independent
Beauty Consultant, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Louisville, KY
5:20 PM The Break Room: Incredible Braille Jewelry - Laura
Legendary, Owner, Elegant Insights Braille Creations, Henderson, NV
5:40 PM The Break Room: The Snack Attack - Catalina Martinez,
Consultant, Hayward Gourmet Popcorn and Confections, Minneapolis, MN
6:00 PM Station Break
7:00 PM Top 40 Auction - Michael McCarty, Auctioneer, KCB Past
President and Owner of the, Louisville, KY

Saturday, November 20

9:00 AM Welcome and Announcements
9:05 AM Tech Channel: News from Speedy Turtle - Dave Wilkinson,
Founder,, Louisville, KY
9:40 AM Get Up and Get Moving: Panelists Share Triumphs and Tips We
All Can Use - Clark Rachfal, Paralympian, Alexandria, VA; Dave
Wilkinson, Ironman Competitor, Louisville, KY; and Lyn Lindbergh,
President, Couch to Active, Bainbridge Island, WA
10:30 AM The Kentucky Newsroom: The 2021-2022 School Year - Peggy
Sinclair-Morris, Principal, Kentucky School for the Blind, Louisville,

10:45 AM The Kentucky Newsroom:
The Big View - Cora McNabb, Executive Director, Office of Vocational
Rehabilitation, Frankfort, KY
What's Happening at McDowell - Heidi Kesterson, Facility
Administrator, Charles W. McDowell Center, Louisville, KY
How Independent Living Services Can Help: - Gay Pannell, Branch
Manager, OVR Independent Living Program, Bowling Green, KY
The Kentucky DeafBlind program - Tonia Gatton, Administrator, OVR
Deaf/Blind Services, Louisville, KY
11:50 AM The Low Vision Newsroom: Aging and Vision Loss: Current and
Emerging Resources - Dr. Priscilla Rogers, Project Leader, Aging and
Vision Loss, VisionServe Alliance, Mooresburg, TN
12:15 PM The Tech Channel: AFFORDABLE Accessible Computers -
Computers for the Blind, Richardson, TX
12:45 PM Station break
1:00 PM Starting Your Own Business: Stories and Tips from a Panel of
Experts - Ardis Bazyn, Bazyn Communications, Burbank, CA; Laura
Legendary, Elegant Insights Braille Creations, Henderson, NV; Alan
Shrebtienko, On a Whim Woodworks, Sellersburg, IN
2:00 PM The Conference Room: KCB Business Meeting and Elections
4:00 PM The Low Vision Newsroom: The World of Vision Loss - Patti
Cox, President, Council of Citizens with Low Vision Int'l, Louisville,
KY; and Zelda Gebhard, First Vice President, Council of Citizens with
Low Vision Int'l, Edgeley, ND
4:35 PM Station Library: Touching Children's Lives with Braille - Pat
Tusing, The Literacy Project, Indianapolis, IN
5:00 PM Station Break
6:00 PM James F. Shaw High Voltage Banquet
Welcome - Matt Selm, KCB President, Louisville, KY
Pledge of Allegiance - Gerry Slusher, Chapter Representative, Northern
Kentucky Council of the Blind, Covington, KY
"God Bless America" - Deanna Scoggins, Treasurer, Greater Louisville
Council of the Blind, Louisville, KY

Invocation - Rev. David Wilde, retired pastor, Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), and Member, Kentucky Council of Citizens with
Low Vision Board of Directors, Louisville, KY
"My Old Kentucky Home" - Deanna Scoggins, Louisville, KY
6:15 PM Share the Station, Share the Word - Kenneth Semien Sr.,
Member, ACB Board of Directors and Past President, ACB of Texas,
Beaumont, TX
7:00 PM The News Channel: A Century of Service - Mark Fietsch,
President, Louisville Downtown Lions Club, Louisville, KY
7:30 PM Presentation of William A. Routh, James Carl Dotson, and Rose
and Lewis Cain Awards - Adam Ruschival, Chair, KCB Awards Committee,
Louisville, KY
7:50 PM Presentation of KCB Scholarship and Technology Grants -
Terrie Terlau, Chair, KCB Scholarship and Technology Grant Committee,
Louisville, KY
8:05 PM Sponsor and life member recognitions - Carla Ruschival

Sunday, November 21

2:00 PM Morning Glory Memorial Service - Participate on Zoom or
listen on the Radio, the Internet radio station owned by KCB
life members Michael and Angela McCarty
Facilitator - Deanna Scoggins, Louisville, KY
Invocation - Fr. Jamie Dennis, Associate Pastor, Blessed Mother
Catholic Church and Member of the Support Alliance of the Visually
Impaired, Owensboro, KY
Music - Bradley Mann, Louisville, KY

Carla Ruschival
Treasurer, Kentucky Council of the Blind
Phone: (502)895-4598