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Day 2 of the 2016 AFB Leadership Conference

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Day two of the 2016 AFB Leadership Conference is in full swing, with presentations on navigating the future of services and opportunities for people with vision loss, Facebook accessibility, a live demo of the ChromeVox screenreader and other Google accessibility features, serving the educational needs of children who have cerebral visual impairment, and more.

Jack Levine, founder of 4Generations Institute, spoke powerfully on the importance of being conscious of why we chose the profession, appreciating the families we serve, honoring the colleagues who are our partners and finding new ways to advocate for the causes we care about. "We're in the legacy business, judged by what we leave behind."

What were some of your favorite takeaways from AFBLC 2016? Share your thoughts in the comments, or join the conversation on Twitter.

We were delighted to speak with Tanya Hilligoss, director of outreach for the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, another first-time participant in an AFB Leadership Conference.


Tanya Hilligoss: Hi, I'm Tanya Hilligoss from Nebraska, I'm the outreach director. This is my first time attending the AFB conference and I've really enjoyed networking with people, meeting some new colleagues, seeing some new faces, and some familiar faces, as well.

Have really enjoyed the content of the conference. I did attend the full-day on the CVI information, and I found that very useful, and I look forward to attending future conferences.

Tanya Hilligoss, Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, 2016 AFB Leadership Conference

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