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The November Braille Forum now airing every two hours on ACB Media 10

Janet Dickelman
 

I thought this was very cool so wanted to share it with everyone.

 

Janet

 

 

Dear Readers of the ACB Braille Forum,

 

The Board of Publications and the ACB Media Network are proud to bring you the audio version of the November edition of the Braille Forum on ACB Media 10.

 

The Braille Forum is aired every two hours at the top of the hour 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every even numbered hour Eastern time, and odd number hour Pacific time.

 

Go to https://www.acbmedia.org/media10/ and hit the Play button.

 

You may also listen on your Alexa device by saying “Alexa Open ACB Media” When prompted say “Media 10”

 

You may also listen via your Victor Reader Stream or ACB Link.

 

To listen via the telephone, dial (518)906-1820, and select option zero.

 

The Braille Forum is also available via the “ACB Braille and E Forum” podcast feed.

 

Thanks for your support of the ACB Media Network, the Board of Publications, and the Braille Forum.

 

Rick Morin

Technical Director, ACB Media Network

+1 (860) 426-9161

rmorin@...

 


Halloween Fun at the Mini Mall

Janet Dickelman
 

Help us spread the word.

Fall is here and it's time for some trick or treat fun. Get in on the Mini Mall Mask Sale and the Winter Preview Blanket Sale, happening now through Wednesday, November 3.

Grab a fresh mask in your favorite color before it's sold out. ACB masks are 9-ounce single layer cotton canvas with reinforced hemmed edges, elastic ear loops, and the ACB logo. They are 3.125 by 7.25 inches. Many colors are nearly sold out. Choose from creamsickle, crush, or peach (oranges); daffodil or lemon chiffon (yellows); drama queen, fairytale or tickled pink; lavender or pansy (purples); grapefruit (coral) or sangria (burgundy); midnight, sapphire, pool, powder, easy breezy, mint to be or sweet pea (blues and greens); or shadow (black), stormy and overcast (grays), and marshmallow (off-white). $5 for 1, $9 for 2, $15 for 4

Stay warm this winter with an ACB Blanket. Quality 80% cotton, 20% polyester blanket that's perfect for watching TV on the couch, listening to a football game or a good book, or staying warm on a cold night. 83 by 54 inches with hemmed edges; black with large white ACB logo centered at top. Regular price - $35; now 20% off

Clearance and sale prices are good on in-stock items only. To place an order or for questions, call (877) 630-7190 between noon and 6:00 PM Eastern (9:00 AM and 3:00 PM Pacific). Calls received outside of these hours will go to voicemail and will be returned as soon as possible.

Carla Ruschival
ACB Mini Mall


information about accessible currency and link to a petition

Janet Dickelman
 

See information from ACB’s director of Advocacy, Clark Rachfael. You may have to copy the link to your browser.

 

 

Janet

 

Hi All,

 

The below petition is not directly from ACB. The petition was created by an organization, Women on 20s: https://www.womenon20s.org/currency_petition?splash=1.

 

Women on 20s is the leading voice to redesign U.S. currency to include the portrait of a woman. In recent years, this has resulted in the push to add Harriett Tubman to the $10 or $20 bill. This initiative is separate from ACB’s efforts to advocate for accessible currency but our missions are intertwined.

 

For nearly twenty years, ACB has been involved in legal advocacy with the U.S. Treasury. In 2008, the federal court ruled that the next currency redesign must include accessibility features for the blind, however the court did not fix a timeline for when the U.S. Treasury must complete the next currency redesign. Since this court order, the U.S. Treasury and Bureau of Engraving and Printing has repeatedly delayed the next currency redesign citing security and counterfeit concerns. As a result, no currency has been redesigned to include accessibility features for the blind, and the next currency redesign for the $10 bill has been delayed until 2026.

 

As part of his Presidential campaign, then candidate Biden pledged to add Harriett Tubman to the $20 bill by 2024. This is directly due to the advocacy work of the group Women on 20s, and altering the portrait on the $20 bill would be considered a currency redesign. As a result, for Harriett Tubman to be added to the $20 bill by 2024, the $20 bill would be required to be made accessible for the blind as well.

 

The connection between advocacy for the Harriett Tubman $20 bill and accessibility for the blind has been well documented in articles written and shared by ACB over the past year, including in USA Today, last month: https://www.modernwellnessguide.com/childhood-wellness/u-s-currency-needs-to-be-accessible-for-all/.

 

And, each of the following:

 

ACB News Release: ACB supports accessible and inclusive currency https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/acb-supports-accessible-and-inclusive-currency-301237697.html

 

Washington post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/harriet-tubman-20-bill/2021/06/03/62443b5c-bcd1-11eb-9c90-731aff7d9a0d_story.html

 

The hill article by ACB President, Dan Spoone: https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/549078-the-new-20-a-chance-for-accessible-currency

 

Accessible Currency on the $20: https://19thnews.org/2021/01/harriet-tubman-20-bill/

 

New York times Harriet Tubman on the $20: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/30/business/harriet-tubman-20-dollar-bill.html

 

Currency redesign timeline: https://www.insider.com/harriet-tubman-20-bill-update-redesign-timeline-2030-2021-4

 

In line with our core values, we will continue to collaborate with entities who share our mission and advocacy objectives. Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding this petition; we will communicate this with the organization to improve their messaging surrounding our concerns going forward.

 

At this time, please join me and Jeff Lovitky, ACB’s counsel in our accessible currency lawsuit, and consider adding your name to the Women on 20s petition to make our currency more accessible, inclusive and secure: https://www.womenon20s.org/currency_petition?splash=1.

 

Thank You,

Clark

 

 

 

From: Leadership@... <Leadership@...> On Behalf Of Christopher Gray
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2021 4:47 PM
To: Leadership@...
Subject: Re: [Leadership] accessible currency

 

Lynne and All:

 

Not to quibble, but we weren’t just instrumental.  We were the organization, the only organization, who made this happen.  Granted, we have nothing to show for it so far, but enforcing the litigation must be our primary focus.  I believe this has gotten lost in the grand scheme of things.

 

Chris

 

 

From: Leadership@... <Leadership@...> On Behalf Of Lynne Koral via acblists.org
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2021 1:04 PM
To: Leadership@...
Subject: [Leadership] accessible currency

 

It does make reference to blind and visually impaired people, but even though it does, it does not reference a mechanism for providing access to currency whether it is the $20 bill or any other banknote. Can someone explain this to the members as ACB was instrumental in the lawsuit for accessible currency? Lynne Koral


Illinois Council of the Blind Virtual Concert Fundraiser, Sunday, November 7th - SUPPORT ICB and buy your ticket NOW!

Janet Dickelman
 

I thought some of you might be interested in this.

 

Janet

 

Subject: [Leadership] FW: [ICB-L] ICB Virtual Concert Fundraiser, Sunday, November 7th - SUPPORT ICB and buy your ticket NOW!

 

See Below, and come join the Illinois Council of the Blind on November 7 for a great concert.

 

Ray Campbell

 

 

Hello! The Illinois Council of the Blind (ICB) is having a Virtual Concert Fundraiser! Steven Solomon, "Pianist to the Stars". Over 21 years of professional performance experience, since his first paid performance at age 10, performing over 2,500 times, entertaining over 350,000 people, Steven Solomon is one of Los Angeles' and Chicago’s most talented, prolific, experienced and exciting in-demand musicians. He unites the world of jazz, pop, and classical into his music. The concert will take place virtually using Zoom on Sunday, November 7th at 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM Central Time. The cost is $25.00 per household to attend. You can sign up to attend by going to the ICB website www.icbonline.org or call the ICB office and pay over the phone. The last 30 minutes of the show will be dedicated to songs that have been  pre-requested for Steven to play. The link to review the songs that you can select from is:

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b9RDNmqSNtNjge9yevBllKSclsHZZdHl/view. If you would like to pick a song, please send the name of the song to icb@... and in the subject of the email please put SONG REQUEST. Please keep in mind not all requests will be granted due to time availability. For more information about Steven Solomon and to listen to some of his past concerts below is a link to his website. We hope you can join us for a great concert and to support ICB.

www.PianoBySteven.com

 

ICB Fundraising Committee


Zoom meeting invitation - Accessible vote by mail demo

Michael Malver
 

American Council of the blind of MN is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Accessible vote by mail demo
Time: Oct 27, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86846612988?pwd=QjJqcHM1RTVybEYzdW1LYkIwcStKUT09

Meeting ID: 868 4661 2988
Passcode: B3781zr
One tap mobile
+13017158592,,86846612988#,,,,*6324304# US (Washington DC)
+13126266799,,86846612988#,,,,*6324304# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
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+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 868 4661 2988
Passcode: 6324304
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kumFTtAxB


contact information for VLR

Janet Dickelman
 

For those of you who were unable to attend Saturday’s quarterly meeting the new director of programs at VLR is

 

Mariah Lossing

If you’d like to contact her with any questions, comments or concerns her email address is

Mariah@...

Her phone number is:

(612) 843-3441.

 

Janet

 


learn about ACB's special-interest affiliates

Janet Dickelman
 

                On Sunday, October 24 at 9 PM Eastern, the ACB Membership Committee focus call topic will be "How ACB Members and state affiliates benefit from special interest affiliates". Ardis Bazyn will facilitate and state presidents Sheila Young Florida, Peggy Garrett Texas, and Julie Brannon WA will highlight how inviting special interest affiliates to participate has enhanced their affiliate activities.

The next four evenings, different special interest affiliates will highlight their benefits and tell how members can become involved.

. On Monday, October 25 at 9 PM Eastern, Danette Dixon will facilitate and speakers will be Jeff Thom on Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss, Donna Brown on American Association of Blind Teachers, Steven Mendelsohn on American Association of Visually Impaired Attorneys, Tom Jones and Linda Oliva-McKinley on ACB Diabetics in Action, and Renee Zelickson on ACB Government employees

On Tuesday, October 26 at 9 PM Eastern Peggy Garrett will facilitate and speakers will be Carla Ruschival on  ACB Families, Ray Campbell on ACB Lions, Harvey Heagy on ACB Radio Amateurs, Amanda Selm on ACB Next Generation, and Min Ha on ACB Students.

On Wednesday, October 27 at 9 PM Eastern, Allison Smitherman will facilitate and speakers will be Earlene Hughes or Rosanna Beaudrie on Blind Information Technology Specialists, Gabriel Lopez-Kafati on Blind Pride International, Paul Edwards on Braille Revival League, Patti Cox on Council of Citizens with Low Vision International, and Mike Mandel on Friends In Art. 

On Thursday, October 28  Cassandra Jessie will facilitate and speakers will be Sarah Calhoun on Guide Dog Users International, Judy Wilkinson on Library Users of America, Teresa Gregg on Independent Visually Impaired Entrepreneurs, Scott Eggen on Randolph-Sheppard Vendors of America, and Tyson Ernst on Visually Impaired Veterans of America.

 

 

ACB Membership Focus Call – Special Interest Affiliate Benefits Part 1: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

How do ACB Members and state affiliates benefit from special interest affiliates? State presidents Sheila Young of Florida; Peggy Garrett of Texas; and Julie Brannon of Washington will highlight how inviting special interest affiliates to participate has enhanced their affiliate activities.

Sponsored by ACB Membership Committee www.acb.org

Listen on ACB Media 5

Say to your Amazon device, “Ask ACB Media to play 5.”

Join the call:

ACB Membership Focus Part 1

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84890603005#

Phone: +13126266799

Meeting ID: 848 9060 3005

Passcode: 466132


study at Raymond light rail station

Janet Dickelman
 

Below is the information I mentioned at today’s meeting for the study at the Raymond light rail station near SSB. Please let me know if you are interested.

Email me directly at

Janet.dickelman@...

 

I am writing in a professional capacity relating to a research project that I think you may have heard about from Ken Rodgers. We are looking for participants for a blindness wayfinding pilot study that is scheduled to take place in Saint Paul on November 4th.

 

This pilot study is designed to test a navigation technology solution by ClickAndGo Wayfinding Maps, and is done in partnership with Metro Transit and collaborators at the University of Maine. This solution is specifically intended to support blind pedestrian orientation and navigation when transferring between bus and light rail systems and we want to get your input and feedback to help improve the system.

 

 

We estimate that the study will take approximately 2 hours of your time, which will include 30 minutes of initial review of the routes (done from home whenever you find convenient in the days before the actual study), and 90 minutes during the study which will involve walking several short routes using the system and discussion with you before and after this navigation. This is a paid experiment and you will receive a $100 Amazon gift card for your participation in the study, as well as $25 in cash to help offset your travel costs to and from the study site in St. Paul.

Please let me know if you are interested in participating in this study and if so, what times you could be available to  start on Thurs Nov. 4 or the morning of Fri Nov 5 if necessary.

Thanks in advance, we look forward to your input!

Nicholas


Blind and low-vision adults needed for social VR study

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Hello All,

 

The below research request is being provided for informational purposes only. ACB has no involvement in this research.

 

We hope this email finds you well. We would like to invite you to participate in a research study run by the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) research team in the Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin Madison. We are reaching out to you because we are interested in studying how various techniques might help blind and low vision people with a sense of awareness within a social VR space.

 

Our study consists of two parts: an interview and an experimental portion. Your participation would consist of answering questions regarding your experience with social VR and our prototype in the interview, then completing various tasks utilizing our prototype in the experimental portion. Participation can be done remotely or in-person. If done remotely, we will use Zoom as the primary platform for communication during the study.

 

We will provide you with monetary compensation of $20 per hour of the study. If participating in-person, costs of travelling to our lab will be reimbursed by up to $30 (receipts will be needed). The study will last for approximately 2 hours (Half hour interview and prototype introduction, 1 1/2 hour task completion). 

 

 To participate in the study, :

 

You must be 18+ years in age

You must be blind or low vision for at least one year (i.e. be “experienced” in living without vision or limited vision)

Your participation in this study is voluntary and will not impact any health care you receive.

 

If you are interested in participating in the study, please use the survey link below to fill in our information. Our research team will contact you if you are eligible to the study.

 

The link to the survey:

Qualtrics Survey | Qualtrics Experience Management

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at tfji@... (Tiger Ji).

 

Please feel free to share this email with anyone who might be interested. We look forward to learning about your experience! Thank you for your time.

 


Announcement: American Council of the Blind (ACB) and Walmart to Team Up on White Cane Day to Amplify the Importance of Health for Independence for Blind and Low Vision Americans

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Announcement: American Council of the Blind (ACB) and Walmart to Team Up on White Cane Day to Amplify the Importance of Health for Independence for Blind and Low Vision Americans

 

 

(Alexandria, VA) Oct. 15 – Today, in honor of White Cane Day, the American Council of the Blind (ACB) and Walmart have teamed up to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and routine eye exams for the visually impaired.

The national Get Up & Get Moving campaign is designed to encourage the visually impaired communities to take charge of their independence and overall health.

“We are excited to be collaborating with Walmart to amplify these messages and share health information, for which they continue to push for progress inside and outside of the company through their support of their customers in the communities where they live and overall commitment for accessibility,” Eric Bridges, Executive Director of ACB.

Notable past collaborations between the two organizations include ScripTalk in 2019, which provides audible prescription labels at the patient’s request and is available in over 1,952 Walmart and Sam’s Club locations across the country.

Over 4 million Americans experience severe vision loss and blindness, which, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), puts a $51.4 billion burden on our annual economy. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the additional needs many individuals experiencing blindness have when it comes to locally accessible, reliable healthcare options including nutrition, eye health and diabetes management.

Currently, of the 34 million Americans with diabetes, nearly one-third will experience diabetes-related vision loss. Despite this causal link between diabetes and vision loss, there are few resources and technologies available to allow someone with vision loss to independently test, manage and care for their diabetes.

Together, we hope to empower both our ACB members and the over 30 million Americans with severe vision loss to take control of their health. For more information on the tools and resources available www.acb.org

Join Walmart and ACB in celebrating the importance of health and wellness for independence, today, October 15, for International White Cane Day by making a commitment for your health to be a priority and to Get up and Get Moving!

About the American Council of the Blind

The American Council of the Blind is a national member-driven consumer organization representing Americans who are blind and visually impaired. During the organization’s 60-year history, ACB has become a leader in national, state, local, and even international advocacy efforts. With 68 affiliates, ACB strives to increase independence, security, equality of opportunity, and to improve the quality of life for all people who are blind and visually impaired. For more information, visit www.acb.org

About Walmart
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, approximately 220 million customers and members visit approximately 10,500 stores and clubs under 48 banners in 24 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2021 revenue of $559 billion, Walmart employs 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at twitter.com/walmart.

Related Links

Visit the Get Up & Get Moving home page at https://www.acb.org/GUGM 

 

American Council of the Blind Logo.               Walmart Logo.

 

 

Announcement URL https://acb.org/GUGM-Walmart

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Flatt

Manager of Communications

American Council of the Blind

Together for a bright future . .. :

 


ACB's Get up & Get Moving Dance Party! Today, Oct 15, 2021 - White Cane Day!

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Join us for the ACB Get up and Get Moving Dance Party Today, October 15th to celebrate White Cane Day.

 

We will be playing the chart toppers to inspire you, starting with the 1960s with DJ Darrow at 2pm ET / 11am PT. The fun will continue all through the afternoon until we reach today’s hits.

 

Help us celebrate ACB’s 60th year as we celebrate the importance of White Cane Day, the ACB way!

 

The dance party will be live on ACB Media 4: https://www.acbmedia.org/home/streams/media4/ starting at 2pm ET

 

Event Schedule:

 

2pm ET: The 60s with facilitators: Dan Dillon and Tony Stephens, DJ: Darrow Loucks, and host: Sheila Young

 

3pm ET: The 70s with facilitator: Dan Spoone, DJ: Darrow Loucks, and host: Cindy Hollis

 

4pm ET: The 80s with facilitator: Leslie Spoone, DJ: Darrow Loucks, and host: Monica Svopa

 

5pm ET: The 90s with facilitators: Tom Tobin and Sheila Styron, DJ: Larry Gassman, and host: Belinda Collins

 

6pm ET: The 2000s with facilitator: Terry Suarez, DJ: Larry Gassman, and host: Kolby Garrison

 

7pm ET: The 2010s with the Get Up and Get Moving Committee, DJ: Darrow Loucks, and hosts: Cindy Hollis and Kolby Garrison.

 

 

#ACBGetMoving


Aira free offer/testing period extended through March 2022

Janet Dickelman
 

Good morning,

 

I wanted to provide an update on Metro Transit’s testing period to offer the free use of the Aira app for any Metro Transit trips. We had originally planned to end the testing period in early December, but have extended this until the end of March 2022. This will hopefully allow people more time and opportunities to try the service. So, you will continue to be able to use Aira for free until the end of March, after which time we will hold follow-up focus group sessions and gather feedback to evaluate the service.

 

If you have initial questions or feedback about the Aira app or Aira’s service so far, please let me know. In case you haven’t used the Aira app much in the past and haven’t had an opportunity to use it yet, I have attached a Word document with some tips for using it and some frequently asked questions.

 

Best regards,

 

Metro Transit Logo

Bre Grand

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Project Manager  |  Transit Information

Metro Transit, a service of the Metropolitan Council

560 6th Avenue N, Minneapolis, MN 55411

P. 612-349-7355  |  C. 952-393-4685 


metrotransit.org | facebook | twitter

 

 


Save the Date: Join Us October 15th to celebrate the importance of health and wellness for independence on White Cane Day: The ACB Get Up & Get Moving Dance Party (LIVE on ACB Media 4 Cafe)

Janet Dickelman
 

 

ACB Oct 15th Events and Messaged for White Cane Day and Get Up & Get Moving

 

The Get up and Get Moving Sub-committee will host a live-streamed event on October 15th to highlight Celebrating the importance of health and wellness for independence on White Cane Day. The event is The ACB Get Up & Get Moving Dance Party. The dance party will be live on October 15th on ACB Media 4 Cafe: https://www.acbmedia.org/home/streams/media4/ starting at 2pm ET

 

ACB Messages

 

Event posts

  1. ACB encourages all of our Affiliates and our Members to make a commitment to raise awareness of the importance of White Cane Day this year on October 15, 2021.

 

  1. Get up & Get Moving Dance Party - Oct 15, 2021: Join us for the Get up and Get Moving Dance Party on October 15th to celebrate White Cana Day. We will be playing the chart toppers to inspire you, starting with the 1960s with DJ Darrow at 2 pm ET / 11am PT. The fun will continue all through the afternoon until we reach today’s hits. Help us celebrate ACB’s 60th year as we celebrate the importance of White Cane Day, the ACB way! Listen on ACB Media 4. #ACBGetMoving

 

History of White Cane Posts

  1. World White Cane Day is celebrated every year on October 15. Also known as White Cane Safety Day, the day was first marked in 1964 in the United States by President Lyndon B Johnson.
  2. White Cane Day is observed worldwide and recognizes the movement of blind people from dependency to active participation in society. It also celebrates the achievement of blind people.
  3. The first special White Cane Ordinance was passed in December 1930 in Peoria, Illinois. It granted blind pedestrians protections and the right-of-way while carrying a white cane. In 1935, Michigan began promoting the white cane as a visible symbol for the blind. Governor Frank Murphy signed the bill into law in March 1937.
  4. On October 6, 1964, a joint resolution of the Congress, HR 753, was signed into law authorizing the President of The United States of America to proclaim October 15th of each year as "White Cane Day."
  5. In the first White Cane Proclamation President Johnson commended blind people for the growing spirit of independence and the increased determination to be self-reliant and dignified. He said in part: "A white cane in our society has become one of the symbols of a blind person's ability to come and go on his own. Its use has promoted courtesy and opportunity for mobility of the blind on our streets and highways."

 

HOW WILL YOU OBSERVE #WhiteCaneDay

  • The day primarily focuses on the independence and equality of those with visual impairments. Celebrating White Cane Day supports those who are blind or with low vision by raising awareness that this navigation tool is essential for many to help attain their goals and be seen as equal, and that the white cane itself, symbolizes those achievements. Use #WhiteCaneDay to post on social media.

 

  • Join ACB in Celebrating the importance of health and wellness for independence on October 15, White Cane Day, by sharing what you are doing to help raising awareness and celebrate #WhiteCaneDay”

 

Related links to share:

 

 

 

Jennifer Flatt

Manager of Communications

American Council of the Blind

 


notice of October board meeting

Janet Dickelman
 

 

ACBM will hold our October   board meeting via zoom conference call on Monday, October   18 at 6:30 PM.  Guests are always welcome; if you would like to attend please contact Steve Robertson, he will send you the zoom link and phone number.

Please call (612) 223-5543 or send an email to

stevetrobertson4@....

 

Janet Dickelman, president, ACBM

 

 


Re: [ACBMN-Chat] Monthly Saturday morning social event

Michael Malver
 

Shelly,
You are going to do fine. Having a field rep come is really not a big deal.
I will be going this Saturday, but only if other people say they are going. If I don’t see any responses here, I will cancel my ride on Friday.

Michael

On Oct 4, 2021, at 9:59 PM, shelly christner <cybershelly@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi guys i cant come this weekend because rustys and my field rep is coming to visit us this saturday. Am kinda scared since i have never had a field rep visit before. We will see you guys either at south out of sight or at the acb meeting on the 23, please send good vibes for me and trusty rusty this weekend.
On Oct 4, 2021, at 20:09, Michael Malver <mmalver@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello,
I look forward to seeing people who are interested in a social gathering this coming Saturday, October9 from 10 am to noon at Day by Day Café
477, 7th St., West, Saint Paul. This restaurant has good food at reasonable prices. We had fun last month, and hope you can join us this month. Sincerely,
Michael Malver, acbm social committee chair








Monthly Saturday morning social event

Michael Malver
 

Hello,
I look forward to seeing people who are interested in a social gathering this coming Saturday, October9 from 10 am to noon at Day by Day Café
477, 7th St., West, Saint Paul. This restaurant has good food at reasonable prices. We had fun last month, and hope you can join us this month. Sincerely,
Michael Malver, acbm social committee chair


quarterly meeting speakers

Janet Dickelman
 

Hello again,

Our speakers were just confirmed,

Kate Grathwol President and Chief Executive Officer and Mariah Lossing, director of activities at Vision Loss Resources will be our speakers on October 23rd.

 

Janet


Podcast of Resolutions Part Two Board Meeting now available

Janet Dickelman
 

 

The Podcast of last night’s ACB Board Meeting, Resolutions Part Two is now available via the podcast feed “ACB Events”.

The podcast can be accessed directly at:

https://pnc.st/s/acb-events/a34d5eab/acb-board-of-directors-meeting-september-29-2021-resolutions-p-art-two

 

Thanks for your support of the ACB Media Network!

 

Rick Morin

Technical Director, ACB Media Network

+1 (860) 426-9161

rmorin@...


ACBM quarterly meeting

Janet Dickelman
 

Hello ACBM members and guests,

 

Our quarterly meeting will be held on Saturday, October 23rd at Joseph's

Grill 140 S Wabasha in Saint Paul. Social hour is from 11:30 until 12:30

followed by lunch and the ACBM quarterly business

meeting.

 The meeting will conclude by 3:00 PM.

 

lunch choices:

 

1. Penne Rosa 

  Roasted Red Peppers, Sliced Roma Tomatoes,

  Grilled Chicken Breast, Mushrooms, Alfredo and

  Marinara Sauces and Parmesan Cheese. 

2. Flatbread pizza: Italian sausage, house pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese on

  Lebanese Flatbread and baked to perfection.

3. Cheeseburger

Agenda items:

Invited speaker TBA

committee reports

special reports from groups of special interest to ACBM members

additional items will be added to the agenda at the meeting.

 Responses:

Exciting news you may now select and pay for your lunch from our website, go to

 

https://acbminnesota.org/meetings/

You can even add in $1.00 to cover processing costs.

You can still e-mail Steve Robertson with your meal choices at

 

stevetrobertson4@...

or call him at (612) 223-5543.

We would appreciate hearing from you by Sunday, April 12th.

 

payment methods:

you may pay for your meal via PayPal at

 

www.acb.org/minnesota

 

send your payment to

Box 23543

Richfield, MN 55423

or pay by check or cash at the meeting.

 

cancellation policy: If you make a reservation and then find you are unable to attend, please call Steve by noon on Friday, October 15th  If you cancel after that time, you will be responsible for paying for your meal.

 

 

We look forward to seeing you.

ACBM calling committee

 

 


Ask the AT Professional

Janet Dickelman
 

Ask an AT Professional

  • Need some help with your Assistive Technology?
  • Wondering what's that JAWS or NVDA Command?

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