ACB Advocacy

  • All Things Audio Description

    • Posted on: 28 November 2019
    • By: kellyg

    Traveling for the holidays, or need some personal time away from the family? The ACB Advocacy Update has you covered! On this podcast, Claire and Clark discuss all things audio description with Dr. Joel Snyder and Carl Richardson. We highlight the great work of the Audio Description Project, including the Benefits of Audio Description in Education Contest, as well as the 16th Audio Description Institute, and the rapidly evolving landscape of streaming services providing accessible user interfaces and audio described programming.
    Register for the 2020 BADIE Contest and submit an audio description review before Dec. 6, 2019, by visiting: https://www.acb.org/adp/articles/badie2020.html.
    To learn more about the ADP Audio Description Institute, visit: https://acb.org/2020-audio-description-institute
    To access a transcript of this podcast, visit: https://acb.org/ACB-Advocacy-Update-11-28-19-transcript

    Key Words: 
    ACB, advocacy, blindness, community, news, audio description
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  • Access Acting Academy

    • Posted on: 21 November 2019
    • By: kellyg

    Calling All Actors! On this episode of the Advocacy Update, Clark spoke with starlet of the stage and screen, Marilee Talkington. Through personal and professional advocacy, Marilee has developed and launched the Access Acting Academy and will host the first-of-it’s-kind Professional Actor Training Program specifically for blind and visually impaired artists. This free flagship program will take place in Los Angeles, Jan. 6 - Feb. 7, 2020, and applications are being accepted through Nov. 30, 2019.
    More information about the Access Acting Academy, including how to apply for the Professional Actor Training Program, is available at: www.accessacting.com, and more information about Marilee Talkington is available at: www.marileetalkington.com.
    A transcript of this podcast is available at: https://acb.org/ACB-advocacy-update-11-21-19-transcript

    Key Words: 
    ACB, advocacy, blindness, community, news, acting
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  • ACB Online: Part II

    • Posted on: 14 November 2019
    • By: ACBRadio

    For this episode of the Advocacy Update, Claire and Clark spoke with Kelly Gasque, Executive Assistant and Multimedia Design Specialist for ACB. This is the second podcast in our two part series on ACB’s online presence. Kelly shared with us the work that she does to coordinate and update the ACB website and social media platforms, and we discussed how this information is used to amplify the advocacy and governmental affairs work of ACB. To learn more about ACB, please visit: www.acb.org. A written transcript of this podcast is available at: https://acb.org/ACB-advocacy-update-11-14-19-transcript

    Key Words: 
    ACB, advocacy, blindness, community, news
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  • 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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