Council of Blind convention scheduled in Sparks
A convention of the American Council of the Blind that begins in Sparks this week is estimated to generate an economic impact of $3.2 million.
More than 1,500 blind and visually impaired people will gather for the 50th annual conference. John Ascuaga’ Nugget is the host hotel for the event that runs June 8-16.
Also scheduled is a trade show that will include products ranging from white canes and talking GPS navigation devices to technology that translates print books and magazines into braille or artificial speech.
A fundraiser walk and run in Sparks on July 10 also is planned.
According to the Site Selectors Guild, the pandemic is shifting corporations’ radar away from big cities like New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago and toward mid-size cities like Reno.