ACB Advocacy

  • ACB Online: Part I

    • Posted on: 7 November 2019
    • By: kellyg

    Join Claire and Clark as they speak with Jeff Bishop, ACB Board Member, and part of the critical team that keeps ACB up and running on the Internet. During this conversation, they discuss the work being done to modernize the ACB and ACB Radio websites, and how these tools are used to enhance ACB’s advocacy efforts. To learn more, please visit www.acb.org and www.acbradio.org. Share your feedback with us at advocacy@acb.org.
    A transcript of this podcast is available at: https://acb.org/ACB-advocacy-update-11-7-19-transcript

    Key Words: 
    ACB, advocacy, blindness, community, news
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  • Apple TV+ and See

    • Posted on: 31 October 2019
    • By: kellyg

    Apple will launch their new streaming video service, Apple TV+, on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. On this episode of the Advocacy Update, Claire and Clark spoke with Joe Strechay, Associate Producer, about his work as a blindness consultant on the new series, See, and the accessibility features of Apple TV+. Additional information about the Apple TV+ service is available from the Audio Description Project at: https://acb.org/adp/index.html.
    A transcript of this podcast is available at: https://acb.org/ACB-Advocacy-Update-10-31-19-transcript

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  • ACB Advocacy Update 10/24/19: NDEAM, AbilityOne & VA Contracting

    • Posted on: 24 October 2019
    • By: kellyg

    For National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Claire and Clark spoke with Dan Kelly from IFB Solutions. We discussed the employment opportunities available to people who are blind through the AbilityOne Program, and ACB‘s advocacy efforts to address the challenges posed by recent changes to procurement policies for the U.S.Department of Veterans Affairs.
    To learn more about this issue, please read ACB Resolution 2019-03: https://www.acb.org/resolutions2019.
    To access a transcript of this episode, please visit: https://acb.org/ACB-Advocacy-Update-10-24-19-transcript

    Key Words: 
    ACB, advocacy, blindness, community, news, AbilityOne, IFB, employment
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  • Micro & Shared Mobility: Part II

    • Posted on: 17 October 2019
    • By: kellyg

    This week on the ACB Advocacy Update, Advocacy and Outreach Specialist Claire Stanley speaks with two ACB members. Chris Bell postulates about necessary policies and state action to prevent safety hazards, and Joanne Stombaugh shares her personal experience with e-scooters and her involvement in related advocacy.

    Key Words: 
    ACB, advocacy, blindness, community, news, micromobility
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  • Micro & Shared Mobility: Part I

    • Posted on: 10 October 2019
    • By: kellyg

    This Advocacy Update is the first part of a two part series on micro and shared mobility services. Claire and Clark spoke with the Acting Executive Director of the Micromobility Coalition, Ryan McConaghy, about the proliferation of e-bikes and -scooters around the country. We discussed the role for these new services in the transportation ecosystem, and the need for these services to integrate seamlessly with public rights of way and maintain pedestrian safety. To learn more about the Micro Mobility Coalition, please visit: https://micromobilitycoalition.org/. To access the written transcript of this podcast, please visit: http://acb.org/ACB-advocacy-update-10-10-19-transcript.
    Please share your feedback on this podcast and the written transcript with us at: advocacy@acb.org.

    Key Words: 
    ACB, advocacy, blindness, community, news, micromobility
  • Digital Accessibility & Inclusion - October 3, 2019

    • Posted on: 3 October 2019
    • By: kellyg

    On this special edition of the Advocacy Update podcast, we wait with bated breath to learn if the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on Domino’s v. Robles, and whether Title III of the ADA applies to websites. In the meantime, please enjoy the audio only of the National Press Club event on digital accessibility and work place inclusion, where ACB Immediate Past President, Kim Charlson, participated. To learn more about ACB, visit our website: www.acb.org, and to listen to Kim’s perspective of this event and the issues discussed, please visit the ACB Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanCounciloftheBlindOfficial/videos/493135....

    Key Words: 
    ACB, advocacy, blindness, community, news, accessibility, digital, Dominos
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  • Accessible Sports - September 26, 2019

    • Posted on: 26 September 2019
    • By: kellyg

    This week on the ACB Advocate Update, Claire and Clark speak with Pam McGonigle, Director of Development for the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA), about the exciting world of accessible sports. As ACB works on promoting the Exercise and Fitness for All Bill (S.1244), let’s learn more about accessible sports and athletic programs.

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  • Digital Accessibility with Aira - September 19, 2019

    • Posted on: 19 September 2019
    • By: kellyg

    On this episode of the ACB Advocacy Update podcast, Clark and Claire are joined by Jenine Stanley, Explorer Community Manager for Aira. We discussed how Aira may be used as a tool to navigate inaccessible products and services, whether when dealing with household appliances and exercise equipment, or forms and websites online. Jenine shared with us how ACB members may utilize five free minutes of Aira to complete small tasks, as well as how to find locations, services and products that offer free Aira service. Be sure to take advantage of free Aira service at ACB state conventions and let us know how the service is working for you at advocacy@acb.org. To learn more about Aira, visit www.aira.io.

    Key Words: 
    ACB, advocacy, blindness, community, news, accessibility, digital, technology, Aira
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  • Digital Accessibility - September 12, 2019

    • Posted on: 12 September 2019
    • By: kellyg

    On this episode of the Advocacy Update podcast, Claire and Clark discuss digital accessibility. As more aspects of our everyday lives are interconnected with the Internet and technology, it is more important than ever to ensure access for people with disabilities. If you encounter inaccessible hardware, software, websites or mobile applications, let the ACB National Office know at advocacy@acb.org.

    Key Words: 
    ACB, advocacy, blindness, community, news, accessibility, digital, technology
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  • Sara Conrad and CCLVI - September 5, 2019

    • Posted on: 5 September 2019
    • By: kellyg

    On this episode of the ACB Advocacy Update, Claire and Clark are joined by Sara Conrad, President, Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI). Sara shared her journey as an ACB member and the work of CCLVI. To learn more about CCLVI, visit www.cclvi.org. Please share your podcast feedback with ACB at advocacy@acb.org.

    Key Words: 
    low vision, ACB, advocacy, blindness, community, news, CCLVI
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