ACB Lawsuit Against D.C. Taxi Companies

Guide Dog Users, Inc., a proud special-affiliate of the American Council of the Blind (ACB(, Applauds ACB and others for taking a stand against discrimination, and on behalf of all people who are blind, especially those of us who choose to partner with guide dogs! GDUI stands ready, and eager to support this action in any way, since the issues of access and civil rights brought forward by this law suit provide the context within which most of our members live our daily lives. Bravo, ACB! For more information, visit http://acb.org/cab-PR

Sincerely, Penny Reeder, President Guide Dog Users, Inc.

GDUI 2015 Convention

The 54th annual ACB convention  along with the annual Guide Dog Users, Inc. convention will be held at the Sheraton Dallas, located at 400 N. Olive St. in downtown Dallas. Pre-registration pickup will be on Thursday evening, July 2nd. Convention activities and tours will be held from Friday, July 3rd through Saturday, July 11th. The exhibit hall will be open from Saturday, July 4th through Wednesday, July 8.

The opening general session will be held Sunday, July 5, with daily sessions Monday through Thursday mornings, and all day Friday. Tech sessions, committee and affiliate programming begin on Saturday and run through Thursday.

Traveling by Air Dallas is served by two airports, DFW and Love Field. Love Field is serviced by Southwest Airlines and, effective April 2015, by Virgin America.

DFW features flights from numerous airlines including American, Delta, Frontier, Jet Blue, Sun Country and United.

For a list of airlines serving DFW, visit www.dfwairport.com/airlines/index.php

Go Yellowchecker shuttle is offering ACB a round-trip fare from either airport of $30. Information regarding booking this service will be available closer to the convention. You can also take the light rail from both airports. Light rail stops at Terminal One at DFW; from Love Field you would take a shuttle to the light rail station.

The Pearl Street light rail station is outside the Sheraton. Rail and Bus travel Amtrak comes to Dallas’ Union Station, approximately 1 mile from the hotel. Union Station is served by the light rail’s red or blue line or a very short cab ride to the hotel. There is a Megabus stop in Dallas as well as a Greyhound station; both are located within easy traveling distance from the Sheraton. For additional information on Greyhound, visit Megabus
information can be obtained at https://us.megabus.com/Megabus%20adds%20downtown%20Dallas%20service.aspx

Hotel Details Room rates at the Sheraton Dallas are $89 (single, double, triple or quad) plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 13 percent) and tourism district fees 2 percent). To reserve a room, call 1-888-627-8191, and be sure to mention that you are attending the ACB convention.

To make reservations online, visit www.acb.org and follow the 2015 convention link.