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Houston Silver Bells Training Program for Seniors

Thursday, August 17, 2017 to Sunday, August 20, 2017Location: Houston, TexasVenue: Double Tree by Hilton Hobby Airport

Too many people over the age of 50 who lose their vision feel like their lives are over, but it doesn’t have to be. You can live the life you want. Blindness is not what holds you back.

If you’re over the age of 50, we invite you—and a family member—to join us for a weekend of learning about low-tech, high-tech, and no-tech solutions to everyday tasks.

We’ll cover topics ranging from:

Our sponsors, NFB-NEWSLINE Texas and the National Federation of the Blind of Texas, invite you to meet new friends who have conquered their vision loss to truly live the lives they want.


Doubletree Hotel Houston Hobby Airport
8181 Airport Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77061

Presentation Highlights

Here are some of the sessions that you can expect throughout the weekend.

Getting Started with NFB-NEWSLINE

Learn all you need to know to get started reading the newspaper again with our innovative, accessible information system. Whether you use a touch-tone telephone, the web, a smartphone, or even a refreshable braille display, you can access hundreds of current newspapers, magazines, TV listings, job openings, and publications anytime you like 24/7.

Charging Toward Independence with the iPhone

Apple was the first company to sell a touch-screen device that is fully operable without sight. More than a fun toy, the built-in apps can help you take notes, check e-mail, get directions, and keep tabs on your family’s Facebook activity. Our instructors have worked with dozens of seniors, so, regardless of your past experience, we encourage you to take charge of swiping, tapping and Siri-ing your way to independence!

Low Tech Solutions for Everyday Life

Not all of life’s problems need to be solved with technology. The simple techniques that you’ll learn will show you how to safely complete daily tasks without vision, including: Labeling items in your kitchen, organizing your paperwork, serving yourself hot beverages and food, as well as slicing and dicing your next meal!

Hotel Information

All activities will take place at the Doubletree Hotel Houston Hobby Airport (8181 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061). Please do not call the hotel to make room reservations.

instead, register online with us or by telephone at (281) 968–7733. We will provide the hotel with a list of rooms and supply attendees with the necessary confirmation.

The cost for participating in this conference is $500 per person. This is an all-inclusive rate, meaning the fee covers all expenses associated with the retreat.

Financial Assistance

We don’t want finances to keep you from joining us for the weekend. Scholarships are available to cover travel expenses and the $500 all-inclusive conference fee. Funds are limited, so please apply as soon as possible. The application deadline is July 7, at 5 p.m.

To apply, please complete this scholarship form onlinee-mail NFBTX President Norma Crosby or call our office at (281) 968–7733.

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