Come join us at the Mountain State Council of the Blind Convention in beautiful Romney, WV, where Civil War battles left their mark, and where you can view the majestic mountains in apple country. This fast approaching weekend will offer valuable and timely information, resources, expanded ideas and fun-filled activities.
The convention will take place at the South Branch Inn located about five miles east of Romney September 29 thru October 1. Activities begin Friday afternoon with a Technology Expo where attendees can experience hands-on demonstrations of some of the latest devices that make printed materials accessible to individuals experiencing vision loss. This event is open to the public. Friday evening will incorporate our annual auction and the always popular time to socialize. Convention program sessions on Saturday morning include: updates on WV services and programs for the blind from the WV Division of Rehabilitation Services and the WV Schools for the Deaf and Blind; a presentation from a high school student with low vision who experienced the Grand Canyon firsthand; participation in a yoga session; and progress on the development of driverless cars. MSCB’s annual business meeting will be Saturday evening after a walking tour of some of the historical sites in Romney.
The convention concludes with a banquet on Saturday evening featuring remarks from Tony Stephens, ACB’s Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs. During the banquet, the first Anna L. Hunt Memorial Academic scholarship will be presented. The event will be held at the South Branch Inn, 64 Heritage Circle, Romney, WV 26757, phone 304-822-2444.