Moon Marble Company Field Trip


Come join us for one hour field trip to play a marble game, watch marble making demo, see toys of the past and pick a “tube of marbles” to take home.   All adults, young-at-heart and children are welcome to join us as we play marbles The Moon Marble way!

Number of people attending must be confirmed five days in advance.  If we do not have at least 10 people, we will need to cancel.  Please note:  We can only accept 30 people for this field trip due to space limitations.  Children 3 and under are FREE.  Pay HLAAKC on day of field trip when you arrive.  Please let us know how many are coming and indicate if any people in your party are 3 and under.

COST:  $6 per person (children 3 & under FREE)

 RSVP:  by Sun. April 08 through our Facebook Page or email

WHEN:  Sat. April 14, 2012  10:30.   Please arrive by 10:15.

NOTE:  Must have at least 10, but no more than 30 people.

WHERE:  Moon Marble Company 600 East Front St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012 913-441-1432  click for driving directions


Update on March events

Thanks to everyone who came to our March 10 meeting! We were delighted to have Jeanette Christian from 20/20 Captioning present on CART and you can find the transcript of her presentation here. Thanks, Jeanette!

Our next event is Monday, March 19 at the Overland Park Fire Department Training Center. Click here for more information on the event. It’s not too late to let us know you’re coming, so send us an email if you plan to join us. Hope to see you there!

Personal Experience using CART (Captioning)

When I started college I knew I would have a whole different set of challenges, such as larger classrooms, less individual attention, difficulty lip-reading international speakers and learning lots of new technical terms as a chemical engineering major.  Enter the solution – CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation).  I still sat in the front of the lecture hall, except now I had a captioner sitting next to me typing every word that the professor and students were saying.  Those spoken words were projected onto the laptop in front of me, so that I could read every word of the lecture, as well as dialogue between the students and professor when questions were asked.

As technology progressed I shifted to using remote-CART.  It was the same concept, except the captioner was no longer in the room with me.  Instead, a microphone sent the audio to the captioner at their location and I would connect with the captioner via the Internet with my laptop.  The words appeared on my laptop screen just as they had before.

After graduation came a career and a whole new set of challenges to navigate.  My biggest obstacle, as for many others with hearing loss, was listening on the phone.  One-on-one phone calls were solved with the use of a CAPTEL phone; however, it was not sufficient for those large group conference calls or webinars.  Luckily I found Jeanette Christian at 20/20 Captioning & Reporting and I have been using her services ever since.  Using CART for business conference calls puts me on the same playing field as my co-workers and gives me freedom to communicate in a way that is comfortable for me.

Now we are fortunate to have Jeanette on board as our CART provider for our HLAA Kansas City chapter.  She and her team remote-CART for our meetings every other month.  At our meeting this coming Saturday, March 10, Jeanette will be giving us an overview of how CART works, how you can benefit from it, and tons of other interesting information about captioning.  Jeanette’s colleagues at 20/20 Captioning & Reporting will provide remote-CART, so come join us to learn more about CART and see it in action!

Date:  Saturday March 10th
Time: 10:30 am – noon
Location:  Johnson County Central Resource Library Meeting Room, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS 66212