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Helping Hand - Hawaii Association of the Blind 2019 Convention

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Helping Hand - March 1, 2019 complete interview with Hawaii Association of the Blind

This week on Helping Hand, it’s the Hawaii Association of the Blind, the state affiliate of the American Council of the Blind. They provide support, companionship, help to secure legislation that’s beneficial to those with blindness or vision disabilities, and provide resources to beneficial programs. Their HAB 2019 State Convention is this weekend at the Pagoda Hotel. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Hawaii Association of the Blind board member, Co-Chair of their Publicity Committee and Newsletter Editor Natalie Barrett.

The 2019 HAB State Convention includes a hospitality night tonight at 7 p.m. and then tomorrow a full day of events, plus an evening banquet, all at the Pagoda Hotel in Honolulu. You can learn more with this link about this evening and tomorrow, which includes a daytime schedule of events and then a dinner banquet. It’s 8 to 9 a.m. for registration, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the convention, which includes lunch, and then 6 p.m. for the evening activities with no-host cocktails and then dinner and the program of speakers, awards and announcements about distribution of funds to various endeavors.

Each Friday afternoon during the afternoon drive broadcast of All Things Considered, Helping Hand puts the spotlight on an organization, topic or event in the community that offers assistance to people with disabilities and people and animals among the most vulnerable. The segments are then archived as part of our online Helping Hand directory of resources here.


Contact the Hawaii Association of the Blind:



Phone: (808) 255-2206 to reach Sajja regarding the event or supporting the organization. To reach the HAB President Art Cabanilla, call (808) 728-1554.

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Find all the previous Helping Hand segments here.


Dave Lawrence is the local host of All Things Considered, Road Stories (formerly Off the Road), and Stargazer.
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