ACB Advocacy

  • ACB Advocacy Update for June 20, 2019

    • Posted on: 20 June 2019
    • By: ACBRadio

    On this episode of the ACB Advocacy Update Podcast, Clark Rachfal is joined by Matt Ater to answer the question everyone is asking: “Who is Vispero?”
    Matt explains that ACB members most certainly know Vispero through their products and services offered by: Enhanced Vision, Freedom Scientific, Optelec, and the Paciello Group.
    Clark and Matt conclude the conversation by teasing some, but not all, of the special announcements and promotions that Vispero will have at the ACB 58th annual convention in Rochester, NY.
    To learn more about Vispero, visit: www.vispero.com.
    To register for the ACB annual convention, visit: www.acbconvention.org.
    And, please share your ideas for future podcasts with us at: advocacy@acb.org.

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    ACB, Advocacy, Blindness, Community
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  • ACB Advocacy Update for June 3, 2019

    • Posted on: 3 June 2019
    • By: ACBRadio

    On this installment of the ACB Advocacy Update Podcast, Claire Stanley and Clark Rachfal discuss how the inaccessibility of exercise and fitness equipment may prevent some ACB members from getting their beach body prior to the 2019 ACB annual convention in Rochester, NY.
    Claire and Clark are joined by Richard Thesing, Mobility Fitness, to discuss the higher obesity rates of Americans with disabilities; how exercise and fitness equipment could be made more accessible; and the introduction of the Exercise and Fitness for All Act of 2019.
    To learn more about Richard’s work, visit http://mobilityfitness.org, and please send your ideas for future podcasts to advocacy@acb.org.

    Key Words: 
    Advocacy, Blindness, Community
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  • ACB Advocacy Update for May 27, 2019

    • Posted on: 27 May 2019
    • By: ACBRadio

    On this episode of the ACB Advocacy Update Podcast, Claire Stanley and Clark Rachfal speak with Chris Gray, an ACB member and the Executive Director of the Missouri Council of the Blind, about his experience being blind and living with diabetes.
    The inaccessibility of diabetes durable medical equipment is a public policy imperative for ACB and our members.
    More information about this issue is available on the ACB website: http://acb.org.
    If there are other advocacy related issues that you would like ACB to feature on our podcast, please email: advocacy@acb.org.

    Key Words: 
    Advocacy, Blindness, Community, News
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  • ACB Advocacy Update for May 21, 2019

    • Posted on: 21 May 2019
    • By: ACBRadio

    For this installment of the ACB Advocacy Update Podcast, Claire Stanley and Clark Rachfal are joined by Steve Tyler to discuss the 2019 M-Enabling Summit.
    Steve is the Director of Assistive Technology for Leonard Cheshire and is an active participant in the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ICT).
    The M-Enabling Summit is dedicated to promoting accessible and assistive technology for users of all abilities.
    With its theme of “Accessibility: Transforming Users’ Experience”, the 2019 M-Enabling Summit will provide a platform for empowering technologies and focus on next-generation innovations and breakthroughs for users of all abilities.
    To learn more about the 2019 Summit, visit: www.m-enabling.com, or e-mail: advocacy@acb.org.

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    ACB, Advocacy, Blindness, Community, News
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  • ACB Advocacy Update for May 3, 2019

    • Posted on: 3 May 2019
    • By: ACBRadio

    On this episode of the ACB Advocacy Update Podcast, ACB staff members Clark Rachfal and Claire Stanley talk everything Amtrak. Topics covered include: the accessibility of the Amtrak website, app and phone system, staffed and unstaffed Amtrak stations, as well as accessibility planning for new Amtrak trains. More information about the American Council of the Blind, visit: www.acb.org.

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    ACB, Advocacy, Blindness, Community
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  • ACB Advocacy Update for April 19, 2019

    • Posted on: 19 April 2019
    • By: ACBRadio

    On this week’s episode of the ACB Advocacy Update, ACB staff members Claire Stanley and Clark Rachfal interview Carol Tyson, an advocate from the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund.
    The three discuss numerous advocacy issues surrounding transportation and the work many different advocacy organizations are doing to fight for greater access to transportation.

    Key Words: 
    ACB, Advocacy, Blindness, Community
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  • ACB Advocacy Update for April 19, 2019

    • Posted on: 19 April 2019
    • By: ACBRadio

    On this week’s episode of the ACB Advocacy Update, ACB staff members Claire Stanley and Clark Rachfal interview Carol Tyson, an advocate from the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund.
    The three discuss numerous advocacy issues surrounding transportation and the work many different advocacy organizations are doing to fight for greater access to transportation.

    Key Words: 
    ACB, Advocacy, Blindness, Community
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  • ACB Advocacy Update for April 8, 2019

    • Posted on: 8 April 2019
    • By: ACBRadio

    Join Claire and Clark on this edition of the ACB Advocacy Update as they discuss the importance of audio description. They are also joined by Sheila Young, president of the Florida Council of the Blind, who talks about her experience submitting comments regarding audio description with the Federal Communications Commission.

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    ACB, Advocacy, Blindness, Community
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  • ACB Advocacy Update for March 22, 2019

    • Posted on: 22 March 2019
    • By: ACBRadio

    This week on the ACB Advocacy Update, Claire Stanley and Clark Rachfal speak with Kelly Egan from Sprint about her experiences as a blind individual and also discuss the exciting accessibility endeavors that Sprint is currently working on.

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    ACB, Advocacy, Blindness, Community
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  • ACB Advocacy Update for March 15, 2019

    • Posted on: 15 March 2019
    • By: ACBRadio

    Special guest Cory Kadlik joins Claire Stanley and Clark Rachfal on this week’s episode of the ACB Advocacy Update.
    Cory was a JPMorgan fellow scholarship recipient for our 2019 Leadership Meetings and is a member of the Next Generation committee.
    The three discuss Cory’s experience attending the President’s Meeting and Legislative Seminar in February.

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    ACB, Advocacy, Blindness, Community
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