2018 Conference and Convention
The 57th ACB Conference and Convention will take place Friday, June 29, 2018 to Friday, July 6, 2018, at the Union Station Hotel, 1820 Market Street, St Louis, Missouri, 63103. To learn more visit: https://acbconvention.org/
GDUI Welcomes Alaska Airlines’ Unchanged Policies Regarding Guide and Service Dogs
On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Alaska Airlines announced policy changes that will affect passengers who wish to fly with emotional and psychological support animals. To read more, visit: http://acb.org/GDUI-alaska-policy
All Aboard 10 Dillon Express
ACB would like to raise $67,000 for the Brenda Dillon Memorial Walk this year and we would like your help. You can help ACB reach our goal in several ways: by registering as an on-site or virtual walker, making a donation, or by becoming a sponsor. Find out more at: http://acb.org/dillon-walk-18
Cisco Collaborates on Phones with American Council of the Blind
Developed with collaborative input from the American Council of the Blind (ACB), the software update for the Cisco's IP Phone 8800 Series is a huge step toward making the digital workplace more accessible for the blind and visually impaired. Learn more: http://acb.org/cisco-acb-phones
Sight Unseen: NCIS Episode
ACB is pleased to have consulted on the development of the character Annie, a blind attorney, played by actress Merilee Talkington for this episode of NCIS. Read more at: http://acb.org/NCIS-sight-unseen
AI for Accessibility Video featuring Eric Bridges
ACB Executive Director Eric Bridges and his three-year-old son Tyler are featured in this Microsoft video demonstrating how the Seeing AI app makes a difference in his life as a blind parent. Link to video and more information: http://acb.org/microsoft-ai-video
Register for the 2018 ACB Convention
Registration is open for the 2018 ACB Convention in St. Louis, MO from 6/29-7/6. Visit www.acbconvention.org or call (800) 866-3242 to register. Tour Mark Twain's house, the Blues museum, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, St. Louis Botanical Gardens, and more this year at convention!
Blind Parenting Video
Parents often say that raising children is one of the most rewarding and challenging stages of life. Now imagine how you’d do it if you were blind. Not sure? … Check out this video and learn how two parents, Rebecca and Eric, who are both blind are loving, laughing and adapting as they raise their two-year-old son, Tyler, who loves books, trucks, airplanes, playing, and exploring the world around him. ACB Parenting Video ACB Parenting Video with Audio Description
ACB Disaster Relief Fund
Over the course of the past weeks, ACB members from all across the country have asked how they could help our fellow blind individuals negatively affected by Hurricane Harvey. Now our concern also extends to those from our community living in the path of Hurricane Irma. To find out how you can help, please visit: http://acb.org/disaster-relief-fund.
ADP Master List of Audio Decribed Videos
As the only repository of all audio described titles on DVD and the three video streaming services (Amazon, iTunes, and Netflix), the Audio Description Project decided to create a new index of ALL the titles. This new "Master" index will allow you to look up any movie or TV series to see if it is available anywhere for purchase or with a subscription. At the moment, there are 1426 described videos available, 567 of which are duplicated in more than one service. Access the list by clicking on the following link: http://www.acb.org/adp/masterad.html
USBLN and the American Council of the Blind form partnership
US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the American Council of the Blind (ACB) announce collaboration to increase the rate of employment for people who are blind or visually impaired and advocate for enhanced workplace accessibility. Read more at: http://acb.org/usbln-acb-partnership
iPhone App from the American Council of the Blind Links Blind People to its Affiliates and Services
Phone numbers for ACB Radio, ACB Braille and E-Forums and ACB Reports
You can reach ACB Radio on the phone by dialing 712-775-4808.
To reach the ACB Braille Forum, E Forum and ACB Reports, dial 605-475-8154.