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Celebrating skill-building and community among authors who are visually impaired is the major goal of this vibrant, interactive podcast. Authors Cheryl McNeill Fisher and Dr. Kathy King co-host this lively podcast which offers writers, new and experienced, opportunities to learn valuable writing skills, participate in guest interviews, and share strategies and insights. Writing Works Wonders is hosted weekly on a live zoom call, distributed as a podcast, and syndicated on American Council of ...
 
Connecting the Community to the Disabled World Did you know nearly one out of six people have a disability? ​ The Blaisin’ Access show highlights disability issues, programs/services, and showing disabled people can succeed in an able-bodied world. ​ The host, Blaise Bryant, has been completely blind since birth. He has defeated the social stereotype by achieving a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, working full-time, and an active disability rights activist in the community.
 
All My Children Wear Fur Coats with attorney, animal advocate and pet mom Peggy Hoyt is a weekly "pawcast" for pet lovers and their furry kids. Favorite topics include animal rescue and welfare, pet loss and grief, estate planning for pets, pet health and wellness, unique pet products, protecting pets in disasters, and animal communication, just to name a few. With more than 200 guests since its creation, All My Children Wear Fur Coats has something for every pet pet parent and animal lover. ...
 
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As David Steinmetz slowly went blind from Retinitis Pigmentosa he had to re-learn how to live his life. He had to stop driving after hitting someone on a bike. He had to get a new job after his boss let him go because he thought David's blindness was a liability. But, then David found a rewarding job as Community & Public Relations Manager at Arizo…
 
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…
 
Show Notes Episode 45, Website Design for Authors, Part 2 Co-hosts: Cheryl McNeil Fisher and Kathy King Part Two of our special series providing website development guidance in everyday terms! Kathy and Cheryl delve into the final two steps of designing and maintaining author websites. They discuss how to create the basic site framework, keep your …
 
How do you tell your child that you're blind? Rebecca Bridges and her husband, Eric are totally blind. Their children Tyler, 7, and Noah, 2 are sighted. Find out what parenting is like when you are blind and your children are not. And, you don't want to miss Rebecca's Bridges' Fudge Brownies recipe which is a modification of her mother's recipe. #C…
 
Robert Kingett is not only totally blind, but he has cerebral palsy. But, there was no mountain too high for Robert to climb. He is an author and accessibility advocate. He tells us what ableism is, and how it is the REAL disability. How do you like your morning coffee? Robert uses milk instead of water for a sweet morning pick-me-up. #ChangingTheW…
 
Show Notes Episode 44, Website Design for Authors, Part 1 Co-hosts: Cheryl McNeil Fisher and Kathy King Website guidance in everyday terms! Straightforward examples, proven strategies and accessibility are our focus in this timely series. A special production designed by Writing Works Wonders for our listeners and authors! This begins a two part se…
 
All My Children Wear Fur Coats was pleased to introduce Erika Gilbert, President of Grune Heidi Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization whose mission and purpose is to educate the public (not just horse lovers and horse owners) for the purpose of brining awareness of the dangers facing the magnificent breeds of American Saddlebreds and Arabian horses…
 
Show Notes, Episode 43, Fantiction Writing Exercises Co-hosts: Cheryl McNeil Fisher and Kathy King Join us for writing fun! We have exciting ways to build our writing muscles together, and new or experienced writers benefit from the synergy of creativity! Don’t miss the excitement in another episode full of new ideas, laughter and strategies for wr…
 
Table of Contents President’s Message: New Year’s Reflections for 2022, by Dan Spoone American Council of the Blind Salutes Audio Description Award Winners Come One, Come All to the 2022 D.C. Leadership Conference, by Clark Rachfal Announcing ACB’s 2022 Tours, by Janet Dickelman Call for Nominees for 2022 ACB Awards, by Carrie Muth and Koni Sims Th…
 
Show Notes Episode 42- Linda Garshwiler Scribner Co-hosts: Cheryl McNeil Fisher and Kathy King Meet the author of the popular NLS Talking Book/BARD “I Can't See With My Gloves On!” in this episode! While we learn about life with low vision and blindness, we will discover how and why Linda Garshwiler Scribner’s humorous short, moving essays about he…
 
Show Notes Episode 41, Chad Allen - Audio Comics Co-hosts: Cheryl McNeil Fisher and Kathy King This episode reaches far beyond audio comics- innovation, advocacy, art, transmedia, classic literature, political unrest, creative challenges, magic, and more! Audio described comics? Audio comic books? Chad Allen describes his innovative approach to com…
 
Show Notes, Episode 40, Journalist, Empish J. Thomas Co-hosts: Cheryl McNeil Fisher and Kathy King Are you ready for Episode 40? Advocacy, inspiration and reinventing her writing career. An interview with Empish J. Thomas covers it all and more! Losing sight in her twenties, re-shaping her dream of journalism via work in disability advocacy. It’s o…
 
Table of Contents President’s Message: I’m So Thankful!, by Dan Spoone ACB and Walmart Team Up on White Cane Day to Amplify the Importance of Health for Independence for Blind and Low Vision Americans Convention 2022 Preview: The Hilton Omaha, by Janet Dickelman Summaries of the August and September Meetings of the ACB Board of Directors, by Penny …
 
Listeners enjoyed a lively conversation with our guest Dr. Ruth Roberts. She is a graduate of the North Carolina Statue University – College of Veterinary Medicine. She has also studied Traditional Chinese Veterinary medicine and became certified in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Food Therapy at the Chi Institute in Florida. In 2006, Dr. …
 
Show Notes, Episode 39, Round Robin- Turkey Talk & Trot Co-hosts: Cheryl McNeil Fisher and Kathy King CREATIVITY BUILDING - Writing exercises with friends! We explore the benefits of improvisation for writers as we debrief on the process. This episode includes our newest improvisations, stories, and round robin escapades! All include a Thanksgiving…
 
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.…
 
It was a pleasure to talk with Dr. Chumkee Aziz on All My Children Wear Fur Coats. She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She then completed an internship with the ASPCA in New York City and a shelter medicine residency at the University of California, Davis. She is currently em…
 
Show Notes, Episode 38, Holiday Books- Seamus King Co-hosts: Cheryl McNeil Fisher and Kathy King Why would authors want to write holiday books?What ideas can blossom into holiday books?Why do readers seem interested in these books?How do editors assist authors? The author of “Midwinter Gifts” and editor/publisher of “Mistletoe and Snow” discusses s…
 
Show Notes, Episode 37, Celebrating Our Authors Co-hosts: Cheryl McNeil Fisher and Kathy King Need fresh ideas for your reading or shopping lists? We have the event for you! In this special Author Showcase episode, authors from our American Council of the Blind (ACB) Community, Behind Our Eyes, and beyond share their books and where to find them. H…
 
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.…
 
Show Notes Episode 36, Character Round Robin Co-hosts: Cheryl McNeil Fisher and Kathy King Talent, creativity and laughter abound in Episode 36. Join in this event and experience the power of improvisation hidden within author creativity! We include an introduction so that you may participate with us individually, or use this technique with writing…
 
All My Children Wear Fur Coats had the pleasure of meeting Alon Rosenberg, the founder of Coastline Global, a company with a unique approach to an age old problem – how to collect urine samples from cats and dogs for diagnostic purposes. I recently had my dog, Darla, at the vet and they needed a urine sample. Recently, I was chasing her around the …
 
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…
 
Show Notes, Episode 35, Mur Lafferty & Science Fiction Co-hosts: Cheryl McNeil Fisher and Kathy King Why would an author lock up her Switch gaming station? What is fanfiction? Where do we access free original sci fi podcast magazines? And which publications purchase short stories from authors? Mur Lafferty, our first guest author of Science Fiction…
 
As the Executive Director of the American Council of the Blind, Eric Bridges oversees an organization that has fostered the independence of people who are Blind/Visually Impaired for 60 years. Eric began going blind from the age of two, and has been totally blind since high school. Rebecca, his wife of 14 years is also Blind. Their two young childr…
 
Kathleen Prasad describes Animal Reiki as “a beautiful way to bring peace to every moment.” She has been pioneering in the field of Animal Reiki for over 22 years. She has taught thousands of animal lovers this sacred healing art, written multiple books on the subject of Animal Reiki, authored the Code of Ethics for the profession and has created t…
 
Show Notes, Episode 24, Elephants & Common Ground, Peter Altschul Co-hosts: Cheryl McNeil Fisher and Kathy King Discover how learning to ride elephants helps us build bridges! Peter Altschul, author, blogger and podcaster, reveals how he captures his professional work and life in dynamic nonfiction. An author of three books, who is also blind, Pete…
 
Show Notes, Episode 33, Audio Prompting - Ann Chiappetta Co-hosts: Cheryl McNeil Fisher and Kathy King Public speaking workshop!! Do you speak from notes, but have difficulty seeing them? Join this workshop for reading aloud with audio support. Our guest, Annie Chiappetta, demonstrates and coaches us in “Audio Prompting” technique. She describes in…
 
First and foremost, Debbie Malone is an advocate. She has been legally blind since birth, and has learned to advocate for herself and others. She's even written 4 books on how to be an advocate. But, today, she's advocating for her Velveeta Breakfast Casserole. You can find the recipe on www.cookingwithoutlookingtv.wordpress.com #ChangingtheWayWeSe…
 
Judy Helm Wright was our show’s guest to talk about the difficult subject of pet loss and the grief surrounding that loss. Judy is multi-talented. She is an author, a historian, an IntuitiveWiseWoman and has created and curated hundreds of resources for people of all ages. Judy is also a certified Pet Grief Coach who takes pride in her work with an…
 
Dan Lohr has been blind since birth. At the ripe old age of five, he went to a special away-from-home blind school. He had to make the same decision for his two children who are low vision. Although his experience was good, he and his wife decided to send their children to a neighborhood school. Dan's advice to people who find themselves going blin…
 
Show Notes, Episode 32, Smashwords’ Jim Azevedo Co-hosts: Cheryl McNeil Fisher and Kathy King Readers and writers check out this resource for free ebooks and easy ebook publishing! Smashwords, the world's largest distributor of indie ebooks, is our guest on Writing Works Wonders for this episode. Marketing Director, Jim Azevedo reveals insights int…
 
One day, Charlene Borkus decided to make her family something special for Christmas: Pierogies...basically, Polish ravioli. But, she didn't realize that when she started to prepare them, it began with 13 cups of flour! She had enough pierogis for her family, and probably a small nearby town! Charlene is visually impaired, and is a teacher of specia…
 
Scott Larson comes from three generations of blindness. He started out with sight, but lost it as a little boy. But, he says his faith keeps him going. He's also very independent. "We need to take responsibility for ourself.," says Scott. Scott's recipe for Tuna Pasta Casserole is not your grandma's Tuna Casserole! You can find his recipe on our we…
 
Leah Perrine has been Blind since she was a baby. But, there's so much more to know. She teaches Braille and runs an organization known as Diverse Opportunities for the Visually Impaired in Toledo, Ohio where she and her husband, Pastor Kevin Perrine, who is also blind, get other blind and partially sighted people out and about so they just don't s…
 
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 …
 
Dave Carragher is training for a 10k race. He's also been surfing in Hawaii. And, Dave is legally blind/visually impaired with retinitis pigmentosa. You're going to love his recipe for air fried chicken! You can find his recipe on our website at www.cookingwithoutlookingtv.wordpress.com #ChangingtheWayWeSeeBlindness For more information on sponsors…
 
Show Notes, Episode 31, Trixie Silvertale Interview Co-hosts: Cheryl McNeil Fisher and Kathy King What is a cozy mystery? What happens when you combine amateur sluething with a paranormal character list? Readers and authors alike will enjoy this interview with best-selling author Trixie Silvertale! Trixie joins Cheryl and Kathy on Writing Works Won…
 
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