Agenda

American Printing House for the Blind
The 147th Annual Meeting of Ex Officio Trustees and Special Guests
October 7–10, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky

“Setting the Stage”

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Prison Braille Forum Pre-Conference Meeting

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

7:45 am – 5:00 pm

Prison Braille Forum

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

RELATED MEETING
COSB—Council of Schools for the Blind

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

APH Scholar Academy

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Annual Meeting Registration and Help Desk

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

RELATED MEETING
IRCBVI – Instructional Resource Centers for the Blind and Visually Impaired

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

COSB Awards Banquet

Thursday, October 8, 2015

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Annual Meeting Registration and Help Desk

8:00 am – 10:00 am

RELATED MEETING
KLAS — Keystone Library Automation System

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

RELATED MEETING
COSB — Council of Schools for the Blind

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

RELATED MEETING
POSB — Principals of Schools for the Blind

9:00 am – 11:30 am

Tours of APH

Bus leaves the hotel at 9:00 am from the motor lobby entrance of the Hyatt and will leave APH to return to the hotel at 11:30.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

RELATED MEETING
BANA UEB Transition Forum — Braille Authority of North America Unified English Braille Code Transition Forum

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

RELATED MEETING
STEM Consortium – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Consortium

11:00 am – 12:45 pm

Luncheon Meeting of APH Ex Officio Trustee Advisory Committees
BY INVITATION ONLY

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Tours of APH
Bus leaves the hotel at 1:00 pm from the motor lobby entrance of the Hyatt and will leave APH to return to the hotel at 3:30 pm.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

APH InSights Art 2015 Exhibition

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

APH Products Showcase

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

RELATED MEETING
EAAB – Eastern Athletic Association for the Blind

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

RELATED MEETING
National Agenda Meeting

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Ex Officio Trustee Federal Quota Assistants Meeting

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

RELATED MEETING
State Vision Consultants Forum

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

RELATED MEETING
WASB – Western Association of Schools for the Blind

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

RELATED MEETING
COSB Outreach Programs

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Opening Session and Keynote Presentation

Opening Remarks
Tuck Tinsley III, President, APH

Keynote Presentation
Dr. Chuck Wall

APH Awards Presentation – Wings of Freedom Award
Honoring Carl Augusto, President and CEO, American Foundation for the Blind

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

President’s Welcome Reception
Please join APH to honor and greet our Keynote presenter and our Wings of Freedom award winner, and to celebrate the upcoming retirement of APH President Tuck Tinsley. This festive event will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar.

Friday, October 9, 2015

7:45 am – 8:45 am

New Ex Officio Trustee Orientation Breakfast
-By invitation only; Pre-registration required

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Annual Meeting Registration and Help Desk

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

APH InSights Art 2015 Exhibition

8:00 pm – 5:00 pm

APH Products Showcase

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Buffet Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:00 am

General Session I

Report on the State of the Company
Tuck Tinsley, APH

The Transforming Braille Group
Larry Skutchan, Director, Technology Product Research, APH

A Shared Journey to Accessible Tests: APH and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Linda Andries, Director, Digital Project Management, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Kate Herndon, Director, Educational Product Research, APH

10:00 am – 10:15 am

BREAK

10:15 am – 11:45 am

Product Development Input Sessions

“Know Your Lines—Goal Lines, Center Lines, Sidelines, and More Using SPORTS COURTS: Touch and Play”
Karen J. Poppe, Tactile Graphics Project Leader, APH

“Directors in Action: Students and Teachers using the I-M-ABLE”
Diane P. Wormsley, Educational Consultant

“What’s in a name?” – William Shakespeare
CVI – Explore the New Website and Find Out!
Susan Sullivan, CVI Project Leader, APH

“Setting the Stage for Math Success: Products for the Classroom”
Li Zhou, Core Curriculum Project Leader, APH

“BrailleBuzz: A New Writing Device/Toy for Young Braille Users”
Susan Spicknall, Braille Literacy Project Leader, APH

“To App, or Not to App: That Is the Question”
Larry Skutchan, APH
Heather Kennedy-MacKenzie, Technology Program Manager, APH

11:45 am – 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

11:45 am – 1:30 pm

Mandatory Training Luncheon for Ex Officio Trustees
EOTs only, Lunch provided, Pre-registration required

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

General Session II

Advisory Committee Report Highlights – 2015

Educational Products Advisory Committee
Collette Bauman, Chair
Educational Services Advisory Committee
Jim Durst, Chair

Introduction of 2015 APH Scholars
Craig Meador, APH

Introduction of 2015 Prison Braille Forum Distinguished Guests
Craig Meador, APH

National Prison Braille Network Update
Nancy Lacewell, Director, Government and Community Affairs
John Romeo, Owner/Operator, Full Cell Braille

2:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Information Fair/Poster Sessions

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Meet the Artists

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

APH InSights Art Banquet and 2015
Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

2015 APH InSights Art Winners Awards Presentation
Gary Mudd, APH
Roberta Williams, APH
Tuck Tinsley, APH

2015 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Opening Remarks
Jane Erin, Past Chair, Hall of Fame Governing Board

Induction Ceremony Honoring:

Sir Francis Campbell
Introduced by Mary Nelle McLennan
Acceptance Remarks by Fred Campbel

Dr. Alan Koenig
Introduced by Jane Erin
Acceptance Remarks by Steve Koenig

Closing Remarks
Tuck Tinsley, APH

Saturday, October 10, 2015

7:30 am – 8:40 am

Buffet Breakfast

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

APH InSights Art 2015 Exhibition

8:00 pm – 12:00 pm

APH Products Showcase

8:00 am – 8:40 am

General Session III

Speed “Up-dating”
Brief updates from our partners around the field:

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
-Carl Augusto, President and CEO

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)
-Lou Tutt, Executive Director

-Braille Authority of North America (BANA) Transition Forum
Mary Nelle McLennan, APH BANA Representative

Braille Institute of America
-Nancy Niebrugge, Assistant Vice President of Programs and Services

Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Visual Impairments and Deafblindness (CEC-DVIDB)
-Olaya Landa-Valard, Member, Board of Directors

Council of Schools for the Blind (COSB)
-Todd Reeves, President

8:45 am – 10:00 am

Product Training Sessions

“Daily Living Products for Adults and Students Who Become Adults: Labeling, Marking, and Organization and Parenting with a Visual Impairment”

“STEM Takes Center Stage”
Ken Perry, Software Engineer, APH
Jeanette Wicker, Core Curriculum Consultant, APH

“Play Music on Stage Like a Rock Star!”
Tristan Pierce, Multiple Disabilities Project Leader, APH

“Setting the Stage for the Next Act—Quick and Easy ECC: The Hatlen Center Guide:”
Patti Maffei, Executive Director, Northern and Central California Programs, Junior Blind of America
Karen Poppe, APH

“Building on Patterns and UEB: Props and Stage Directions”
Cay Holbrook, Professor, The University of British Columbia
Cathy Senft-Graves, Braille Literacy and Technology Project Leader, APH

“Nemeth! Nemeth! My Kingdom for a Nemeth Tutorial!”
Larry Skutchan, APH

10:00 am – 10:15 am

TRAVEL BREAK

10:15 am – 11:30 am

Product Training Sessions (repeated from above)

11:30 am – 11:40 am

TRAVEL BREAK

11:40 am – 12:20 pm

General Session IV

APH Gift Certificate and Cash!
(Must be present to win.)

Product Showcase Door Prize Presentation

Working Together to Advocate for the Act to Promote the Education of the Blind of 1879
Gary Mudd, APH
Nancy Lacewell, APH

Closing Remarks
Craig Meador, APH

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Mandatory Ex Officio Trustee Formal
Luncheon
Ex Officio Trustees Only, Pre-registration Required

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Mandatory EOT Training
Ex Officio Trustees Only, Pre-registration Required

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