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Agenda Call to Order - Dan Spoone, President Roll Call and Introduction of Guests - Denise Colley, Secretary Review and Approval of Agenda - Dan Spoone, President Review and Approval of the November 29, December 6 (Budget) Meeting Minutes - Denise Colley, ACB Secretary Mission Moment - Eric Bridges and Dan Spoone AD Awards Gala – The inaugural AD A…
 
NCCB Interview with Javier PitaInterview with Javier Pita, of Navilens, Spain. Hosted by Peter Crumley. Find out more at https://acb-events.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-af0929 for 40% off for 4 months, and support ACB Events.…
 
NCCB Clark Rachfal and Convention ClosingNational ACB Director of Advocacy guest speaker Clark Rachfal. Find out more at https://acb-events.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-af0929 for 40% off for 4 months, and support ACB Events.…
 
Event Program November 18, 2021 — 7:30 p.m. ET About the Event The inaugural AD Awards Gala celebrates and expands audio description in media. This is a core tenet of the Audio Description Project (ADP), a program of ACB. Proceeds from this event support the ADP, which works each day to further audio description across a wide range of visual media.…
 
The ACB Diabetics in Action and Get Up and Get Moving campaign have joined forces to offer legislation education with a twist. Please join us in this endeavor. Sponsored by ACB Diabetics in Action and ACB’s Get Up and Get Moving campaign Find out more at https://acb-events.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, fore…
 
2021 ACB Fall Board of Directors Meeting Saturday, October 9, 2021 Broadcast on ACB Media Six 10:00AM EDT – 6:00PM EDT Call to Order: Dan Spoone, President Roll Call and Introduction of Guests: Denise Colley, Secretary Review and Approval of Agenda: Dan Spoone, President Review and Approval of Minutes: August 31 (2021 Resolutions Part One), Denise …
 
2021 ACB Resolutions Part 2Board of Directors MeetingWednesday, September 29, 2021 Broadcast on ACB Media Six7:30PM EDT – 11:30PM EDT 1. Call to Order: Dan Spoone, President2. Roll Call and Introduction of Guests: Denise Colley, Secretary3. Review and Approval of Agenda: Dan Spoone, President4. Review and Approval of July 16 (Preconvention) Minutes…
 
Episode Notes Please Note that the beginning of the meeting was not recorded and the meeting was later interrupted again several minutes in. The recording in this podcast contains the full agenda. 2021 ACB Resolutions Part 1: Board of Directors MeetingTuesday, August 31, 2021 8:00PM EDT 1. Call to Order: Dan Spoone, President2. Roll Call and Introd…
 
Making Your Wishes Known “Making Your Wishes Known: Financial Planning &Pre-planning” Carla Baker, MSPSY-Pre-planning Specialist,Dignity Memorial & Gabriel Trevino-Financial Planner, Edward Jones Find out more at https://acb-events.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decid…
 
Opening Ceremony Greetings/Welcome: President Peggy R. GarrettInvocation: Chris Prentice, ACBT Board/Austin ChapterPledge of Allegiance: Mary Alice Gary, Aet CBT Secretary, Alamo ChapterNational Anthem: Diana Herrada, Houston Chapter Governor’s AcknowledgementACBT History & 44th Birthday CelebrationAcknowledge Sponsors: Kenneth Semien Sr., Immediat…
 
Texas Guide Dog Users Guide Dog Users-Texas (GDUT)“The Inside Scoop: Partnering Guide Dogs with Individuals” Representatives from Leader Dogs for the Blind Find out more at https://acb-events.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-af0929 f…
 
Texas Talking Book Program T of America-Texas (LUAT) What’s Happening at the National Library Services/Talking Book Program, Texas State Library-Dina Abramson, Disability Information and Referral Coordinator Talking Book Program/Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Find out more at https://acb-events.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by P…
 
Opening Session Greetings/Welcome: President Peggy R. GarrettInvocation: Chris Prentice, ACBT Board/Austin ChapterPledge of Allegiance: Mary Alice Gary, Aet CBT Secretary, Alamo ChapterNational Anthem: Diana Herrada, Houston Chapter Governor’s AcknowledgementACBT History & 44th Birthday CelebrationAcknowledge Sponsors: Kenneth Semien Sr., Immediate…
 
ACBT - Vendors Technology Home Gadgets & Tech Around the House” Low-tech and high-tech solutions for tasks around your home. Presenters: Jessica Hip-Chief Operating Officer of Way Around and Kevin Ratliff & Steven Salas- Austin Chapter. Find out more at https://acb-events.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forev…
 
Braille Revival League of Texas (BRLT) “The Future of Braille” Paul Edwards, President of Braille Revival League (BRL) Find out more at https://acb-events.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-af0929 for 40% off for 4 months, and support …
 
Mentoring “Mentoring: who benefits from mentoring? “ Neva Fairchild, MS-American Foundation for the Blind Find out more at https://acb-events.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-af0929 for 40% off for 4 months, and support ACB Events.…
 
~~Convention Wrap Up with the Board of Publications:As we did last year, the BOP led a discussion summarizing our convention experiences and exploring the future. We may still be in the midst of elections, we still have an exciting final evening activity, but we’re close enough to the finish line to begin recapping and exploring our convention expe…
 
~~ ♦Call to Order♦ Pledge of Allegiance: ACB Staff♦ ACB Sponsor recognition: Tony Stephens, Director of Development, Alexandria, VA♦ Motion for future voting and discussion♦: Treasurer’s report: David Trott, Talladega, AL ACBES Report: Rev. Michael Garrett, Chair, ACB Enterprises and Services, Missouri City, TX♦ Membership Affiliate Relationships: …
 
• Call to Order• Pledge of Allegiance: JPMorgan Chase Fellows• ACB Business ACB Sponsor recognition: Tony Stephens, Director of Development, Alexandria, VA• Candidate Speeches• Sponsor Presentation: Jim Sinocchi, Head of the Global Office of Disability Inclusion, JPMorgan Chase, Boston, MA; Lauren Oplinger, Vice President, Public Finance Sales Grou…
 
• Call to Order• Pledge of Allegiance: DKM First Timers', Kaila Allen, Mesa, AZ; Belinda Gail Collins - St. Pauls, NC• ACB Business: ACB Sponsor recognitions: Tony Stephens, Director of Development, Alexandria, VA• Candidate Speeches• Sponsor Presentation• ACB Angels presentations• ACB Elections; Affiliate roll call Presiding Officer: David Trott, …
 
• Call to Order• Pledge of Allegiance: Recipients of Ross Pangere Scholarships• ACB Business ACB Sponsor Recognitions: Tony Stephens, ACB Director of Development, Alexandria, VA• Candidate Speeches• Sponsor Presentation: Monica Desai, Global Head, Connectivity and Access Policy, Facebook, Washington, DC• ACB Angels Presentations• ACB Elections: Aff…
 
• Call to Order• Pledge of Allegiance: JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellows• ACB Business ACB Sponsor Recognitions: Tony Stephens, Director of Development, Alexandria, VA• Candidate Speeches• Sponsor Presentation: Google• ACB Angels Presentations:• ACB Elections; Affiliate Roll Call Presiding Officer: Mark Richert, First Vice President, Falls Church, …
 
• Call to Order: Dan Spoone, President, American Council of the Blind, Orlando, FL• Moment of reflection• Presentation of Colors National Anthem: Matthew H. Shifrin, Auburndale, MA• Welcome to Convention: Janet Dickelman, convention coordinator, Saint Paul, MN• ACB Highlight Video• ACB President's and ACB Director's Report:◘ President's Report: Dan…
 
~~An Evening With ACB: Panel on Increasing Financial Literacy:Financial issues touch every aspect of our lives. The more we can learn about successfully navigating this whole area of interest, the more successful we can become in handling various financial matters that contribute to our independence. Although we could never hope to fully handle thi…
 
20210814 - ARCB - Convention Highlights and Arkansas School for the Blind Update ACB National Convention Highlights. How to access sessions you may have missed. Historical tidbits discovered in the old files of our ACB state records. Arkansas School for the Blind update, James Caton, Superintendent. Find out more at https://acb-events.pinecast.co T…
 
20210814 - ARCB - Closing Remarks and MembershipHow to join the Arkansas Council and be a part of the American Council of the Blind, Linda Yacks. Closing remarks and signing off. Find out more at https://acb-events.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use…
 
20210814 - ARCB - Crystal Bridges MuseumCrystal Bridges Museum of American Art: its inclusion efforts and partnership with the Arkansas Council of the Blind. Presenter: Kim Crowell, Access and Inclusive Programs Manager. Find out more at https://acb-events.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit ca…
 
20210814 - ARCB - Arkansas Information Reading ServiceArkansas Information Reading Service (AIRS) update, Theresa Bertram Find out more at https://acb-events.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-af0929 for 40% off for 4 months, and suppo…
 
20210814 - ARCB - Vanda Pharmaceuticals and Industries for the Blind .Non-24 Hour Disorder, Shauna Jatho, Vanda Pharmaceuticals; Industries for the Blind Arkansas update, Toni Fraser. Find out more at https://acb-events.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade…
 
~~An Evening with ACB: Audio Description and Olympics Opening Ceremony Extravaganza:Pre-Show Olympic coverage which spotlighted the process of providing audio description for the Olympics through interviews with NBC personnel responsible for delivering television coverage of the event, profiles of the audio describers, interviews with present and p…
 
~~ACB Banquet:Banquet Emcee: Dan Spoone, ACB President, Orlando, FL♠ Moment of reflection♠ God Bless America, Anthony Corona, BPI member and host of Sunday Edition, Miami, FL♠ Keynote Speaker: Peter Sagal Best known as the host of the Peabody Award-winning NPR news quiz “Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!” One of the most popular shows on public radio. In …
 
~~An Evening with ACB:Audio Description and Streaming Services:This industry panel featured representatives from major streaming services to discuss their product’s, programming, services, and offerings.Moderator: Carl Richardson, Co-Chair, ACB Audio Description Project, Brighton, MAPanelists:♣ Melanie Goodman, Lead Digital Supply Chain Specialist,…
 
~~Attendees joined ACB Leaders and our Health Hero partners as we officially kicked off the Get Up and Get Moving Campaign. The campaign raises awareness on the critical issues for people who are blind and visually impaired seeking to take back their health as we all come out of the pandemic. Attendees learned how they can be a part of this three-y…
 
"• Call to Order: Dan Spoone, President, American Council of the Blind, Orlando, FL• Moment of reflection• Presentation of Colors National Anthem: Matthew H. Shifrin, Auburndale, MA• Welcome to Convention: Janet Dickelman, convention coordinator, Saint Paul, MN• ACB Highlight Video• ACB President's and ACB Director's Report:◘ President's Report: Da…
 
As members of the American Council of the Blind, we are responsible for electing a slate of individuals who will provide leadership in our organization as officers, members of the ACB Board of Directors, and members of the ACB Board of Publications, in coming months and years. Because ACB was unable to conduct elections at our virtual convention in…
 
As members of the American Council of the Blind, we are responsible for electing a slate of individuals who will provide leadership in our organization as officers, members of the ACB Board of Directors, and members of the ACB Board of Publications, in coming months and years. Because ACB was unable to conduct elections at our virtual convention in…
 
The ACB Election process has joined the convention in the digital world and as a result this may be the most involved Election in ACB History. With 13 open seats there is a a lot of ground to cover for all members who wish to know the platforms and views of candidates. GDUI and BPI have traditionally held both singular and joint candidate forums an…
 
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