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Dear AccessWorld Editor,
This message is in reference to Deborah Kendrick's August 2020 article, The National Federation of the Blind and the American Council of the Blind 2020 Conferences: Two Excellent Virtual Conferences in a Time of Uncertainty.
I attended the ACB convention and it was absolutely wonderful. Although ACB initially indicated that registrants would receive links to the events they selected on the pre-registration form, they actually changed that and every registrant received links to all of the available meetings.
It should also be noted that ACB included an exhibit hall schedule in each day's newspaper; so it was very easy to tune in to specific exhibitors.
As a professional in the blindness field, I receive many meeting and convention announcements. I can't help making the observation that professional organizations provided significantly less content at their virtual conventions than they do at their in person events. Both consumer organizations, on the other hand, offered even more content than usual. (That's not meant as a criticism of any group, it's just an observation.)