Hawaii Association of the Blind Logo that has a colorful flower lei surrounding the letters HAB with a cane through the center

HAB 53rd Annual Convention

Pagoda Hotel

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Listen to the proceedings of the 53rd HAB Annual Convention by clicking on a link below:

Morning Session Part 1 - (Audio) Contains the Opening Prayer and the following speakers:

*Library for the Blind and You:

  Baron Baroza, Director, Hawai’i State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled

*DOE Update on Hawai’i’s Blind Keiki and Teachers within the State:

  Lisa Craig, State Resource Teacher for the Visually Impaired

  Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Student Support (OCISS)

*How Goes It with Ho’opono:

  Lea Dias, Administrator, Services for the Blind Branch

*Where Do We Stand with the Order of Selection and other news from DVR:  

  Maureen Bates, Administrator, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

*Changes within Disability Commission Access Board (DCAB):

  Kirby Shaw, New Director, DCAB

Morning Session Part 2 - (Audio) Contains the following speakers:


*Hawai’i Disability Rights Center (HDRC):

  Howard Lesser, Disability Rights Advocate

*How to Advocate for Yourself:

  Zossimo Arista, Disability Advocate Specialist

*Hawai‘i State Council on Developmental Disabilities or DD Council ACB National Report:

  Cindy Van Winkle, Membership Services Coordinator American Council of the Blind

Banquet Part 1 - (Audio)

Banguet Part 2 - (Audio)Contains the Keynote Speaker:

*Keynote Address:    

  Cindy Van Winkle, Membership Services Coordinator, American Council of the Blind

Elections - (Audio)

Hawaii Association of the Blind

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