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Last week, Nancy and I were in Louisville for the 2019 American Printing House for the Blind Annual Meeting. On Thursday morning, we had an excellent two-hour meeting with a number of IRC / IRC staff members who use KLAS. We spent time sharing things that have happened with Keystone as a company, updates to our hosting services, communications efforts, new customers, and new IRC focused features added to KLAS in the last year.

Thank you to everyone who attended, offered input on future KLAS development, asked questions about current features, provided feedback, and shared your experiences and expertise with your colleagues.

While there, we also had an opportunity to tour the InSights Art Show, offer timeslots for one-on-one support, attend the opening session and reception, and catch up with folks we usually only see at APH. 

Toni Harrell, KS IRC, and Nancy Underwood Honeycutt, Keystone, pose for a photo while waiting for the APH opening session to start.

Today, I want to share some photos I took during the conference and links to the presentation we shared at the meeting.

This is the main meeting room of the Hyatt Regency as attendees gathered for Thursday evening's opening session. The banner in front has the APH logo and says, "Welcome Everyone" across the top.

 Opening session photo

Here a couple of Drea's favorite pieces from the InSights art show:

Carol Ann Farnsworth, an independent artist from Ada, MI created this piece called "The Blind Date". It won first place in the craft category.

Two felted fabric pigs wearing sunglasses sit across a table with candles on it. One pig has a white cane and the other has a guide dog laying on the ground beside it. 

This spiral wooden bowl by Alan Shrebtienko from Sellersburg, IN earned third place in the craft category.

A bowl made of three different kinds of wood cut into pieces and placed into rows that spiral from the top to the bottom center.

This year, we invited those who could not be at the meeting to attend via join.me, our online meeting platform. We're excited that some KLAS users took advantage of this opportunity and were able to attend virtually. We also recorded the presentation and audio portion of the meeting and published it (along with the PowerPoint presentation) later that afternoon.

The presentation is available in both .PPT and .PDF formats, and the meeting recording is available as an .MP4 in the 2019 APH KLAS Users' Meeting article. The article is only available to those with klasusers.com accounts, so make sure you're logged-in BEFORE you click on the link.