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2023 WCB Convention October 26-28

The annual Washington Council of the Blind Convention will be held once again at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport and be hybrid to allow attendees to participate virtually via Zoom and others who are interested to listen to the stream on ACB Media.
If you’re ready to register to attend in person or virtually, click registerOnline registration closes October 9.  If you want to review information from the Convention Committee before you decide, click info for all the latest details, including hotel information.  Exhibitors can register at exhibitor registration, as long as space is available, until September 30.  Don’t delay!


Showcase of Talent

Spots are now open for those with talent to share!  Remember that all acts must be family friendly and at or under 4 minutes.  First come, first served, with a limit of 15 acts (at the discretion of the coordinators.)  Preference may be given for those who perform their talent live — playing piano or guitar, singing, dancing, etc. — rather than with a pre-recorded track.  Sign up early!  Final deadline will be Sunday, October 15, unless spaces fill up earlier.  For more details check the info page.  The latest posts are added to the bottom of the page.

One-on-One Technology Training

Al Yardley will once again be providing one-on-one technology training at the convention on Friday, October 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  To schedule a session, you must sign up with him directly via email at accesstechnology@q.com or by calling him at (253) 223 2069.

Seattle Times article of interest

Take a look at the Seattle Times article published on April 23 about daily tasks and challenges for blind and visually impaired people.  Seattle Times news article

Mission of the Washington Council of the Blind

Washington Council of the Blind is committed to promoting opportunity, equality and independence within the blind and visually impaired community through education, public awareness, and advocacy.

Statewide chapters keep you connected

With seventeen chapters and special interest affiliates, WCB has many opportunities for local activities and advocacy.  Make your voice heard.  To find a chapter near you visit our Chapters page or call 800-255-1147.

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