October 28, 2010
October 12, 2010
The WBRC White Cane March is coming up quickly on Friday October 15th in Palo Alto, CA.
WBRC is honored to have Mr. Walter Sullens, WBRC Alumnus and White Cane Rights Advocate, as the WBRC White Cane March Grand Marshal. Mr. Sullens created the Tustin White Cane Marching Society and Precision Drill Team which marched in the 2010 Rose Parade. He has been a wonderful advocate to educate the public on the significance of the white cane through this group.
All are welcome to participate -- white cane users, sighted guides, scooter users, dog guide users, blindfolded sighted participants (with cane skills or a human guide) -- on a half mile walk around downtown Palo Alto, CA.
Participants will meet in front of Palo Alto's City Hall at 9:30 am and the march will begin at 10 am.
Contact Brian Higgins at 650-906-9412 for more information.
October 6, 2010
"At 3 p.m., a plane from Los Angeles touched down, bringing Senior Airman Michael Malarsie home to a heroes welcome after months of rehabilitation in Palo Alto, California...
As Michael Malarsie came through the departure gates, flanked by his parents, applause burst from the two-dozen people forming a flag-lined corridor of welcome. A bagpiper struck up "God Bless America" and the tears flowed.
Malarsie knelt first to embrace his numerous nieces and nephews, who were obviously thrilled to see Uncle Michael.
"This is great," Malarsie said of his homecoming. "I have never been more excited about anything in my life." "
Michael has called to let us know that Jesse and he were married and honeymooned this summer. All the staff of WBRC wish to extend a heartfelt congratulations to Michael and Jesse on their marriage.
October 1, 2010
Humanware has announced free upgraded software available for download to Trekker Breeze users. Veterans that have completed the WBRC GPS Mobility program and have been issued a Trekker Breeze should be aware of the new changes to the software which will expand the functionality of the device and consider using the free upgrade.
The upgrade includes a "What's Around" extended search feature which will allow users to select one of the ten following category groups. The search will announce the 50 closest POIs/landmarks within a distance of 5 miles:
- Landmarks (Personal)
- All categories
Users will then be able to select a Point of Interest or landmark from the list presented in the “What’s around” search and the Breeze will provide turn instructions to that destination once users press the “Confirm” key. Other upgrades include enhanced voice, advanced street position accuracy, and more information provided when traveling in a vehicle.
Veterans interested in learning more about the WBRC GPS Mobility program should contact their VIST Coordinator for more information.