Abilities Expo: It’s About What You CAN Do

The Abilities Expo has exhibited in seven U.S. cities to bring information on products, services, technologies, and resources for people with disabilities. Their website states: “It’s about introducing opportunities that can enrich your life…especially ones that you never knew were out there.”

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NBP Staff member, Joanne Sullivan, at Abilities Expo in Boston

NBP recently exhibited at the Abilities Expo in Boston, the first time that it took place in our backyard. It was a great mix of vendors, informative workshops, and fun activities like adaptive sports, dance, and assistive animal demonstrations.

Many visitors stopped by to learn about our work and to gather information for a teacher or a friend. The day I attended, I enjoyed talking to the braille readers, TVI’s, and parents who dropped by to say hello and check out our latest books.  I did notice that most of our visitors did not have a connection to braille or NBP, other than an interest in our work.

Over 4,000 people attended the Boston Abilities Expo, were you one of them? Have you heard of the Abilities Expo? We would love your thoughts as we plan for 2014.