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This Thursday's Open Meeting of the ACB Constitution and Bylaws Committee

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Hello Fellow Constitution and Bylaws Committee Members and Fellow Leaders:

 

Please see the Zoom info below for this coming Thursday’s open meeting of the ACB Constitution and Bylaws committee.

 

John

 

ACB Constitution and Bylaws Committee Meeting:

Thursday, June 16, 2022

9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

An open meeting of the ACB Constitution and Bylaws Committee.

Join the call:

ACB Constitution and Bylaws Committee Meeting

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,86095479464#

Phone: +13126266799

Meeting ID: 860 9547 9464

Passcode: 9852


Resolutions for Tuesday May 24

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Hello all,

 

This Tuesday the resolutions committee will be working on two resolutions. They are numbers 17 and 18 on nursing homes and low vision aids. 

 

Gabe

 

ACB Resolutions Meeting: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Come join the Resolutions Committee as we prepare resolutions to be presented to the convention in July.

Listen on

Say to your Amazon device, “ask ACB Media to play 6.”

Dial: 518-906-1820 and press 6.

Join the call:

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Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 885 7755 9252

Passcode: 2022

 







Gabe Griffith
President, California Council of the Blind
925-222-5762
gabe.griffith@...


join ACBM at a Twins game

Janet Dickelman
 

There are still some tickets left for our outing to Target Field, see below. Until June 5th we will keep this open to ACBM members, after June 5th if you have friends or family who might be interested check with Colleen regarding tickets.

Janet


Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2022 9:23 PM
Subject: [ACBMN-Announce] ACBM social event: Minnesota Twins game

Hello ACBM members
We will be going to the Twins game.
when June 23rd.
The game is at 12:10 pm
The tickets will be given out on a first come first served basis.
We have 16 tickets.
please RSVP to kitagawa@... or call me at 612-869-8584.
IF you will be taking metro mobility have them drop you at gate 14.
Colleen Kitagawa


ACBM July quarterly meeting

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Hello ACBM members and guests,

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

Grill 140 S Wabasha in Saint Paul.

Our social hour will begin at 11:00 and last until noon

lunch will be served at noon.

Our speaker will be Carl Nimis. He will tell us all about his 59 mile walk to benefit ACB and why he does this every year.

 

Lunch choices:

At our April quarterly meeting ACBM membership made the decision to increase meal costs to $20.00.

ASIAN CHICKEN SALAD

Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast, Mandarin Orange, Shiitake Mushroom, Candied Almonds Served Over Mixed Field Greens with a Hoisin Vinaigrette.

 

Cheeseburger

 

BLT

Six Strips of Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayonnaise.

There will also be ice cream sundaes for dessert.

 

meeting Agenda:

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM social Hour

12:00 PM lunch will be served

12:35 PM speaker, carl Nimis

1:00 PM business meeting

 

committee reports

2022 national convention reports from those who attended the convention in-person or virtually.

special reports from groups of special interest to ACBM members

2:30 PM adjournment

 

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

 

RsvpS:

 

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, JULY 10.

 

payment methods:

select and pay for your lunch from our website, go to

https://acbminnesota.org/meeting

you can pay via credit card or Paypal from this site.

 

contact ACBM treasurer Patty Slaby at (608) 323-3614 TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD,

 

 

send your payment to

Box 23543

Richfield, MN 55423

 

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, July 22.

If you cancel after that time you will be responsible for paying for your meal.

 

 

We look forward to seeing you in July.

 

 


ACBM social event: Minnesota Twins game

Janet Dickelman
 

Hello ACBM members
We will be going to the Twins game.
when June 23rd.
The game is at 12:10 pm
The tickets will be given out on a first come first served basis.
We have 16 tickets.
please RSVP to kitagawa@... or call me at 612-869-8584.
IF you will be taking metro mobility have them drop you at gate 14.
Colleen Kitagawa


The 2022 candidates pages are live online

Janet Dickelman
 

The 2022 candidates pages are live online. Visit https://acb.org/candidates-pages-2022-elections <https://acb.org/candidates-pages-2022-elections> and read about the individuals seeking election to the ACB Board of Directors and Board of Publications.
The 2022 Board of Publications candidate's forum will take place via Zoom and air on ACB Media at 9:00 PM eastern Wednesday June 15. Look for the link and streaming information in the daily community schedule soon.
Sincerely,
Katie Frederick


updated information on this evening's resolutions

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Hello,

 

I realized I didn’t include the time.

 

Thursday May 26th

7:30 ET, 4:30 PT, and 1:30 HT

 

Gabe

 

 

Gabe Griffith
President, California Council of the Blind
925-222-5762
gabe.griffith@...



On May 25, 2022, at 10:18 PM, Gabe Griffith via acblists.org <gabrielgriffith=gmail.com@...> wrote:

 

Hello everyone,

 

Below is the list of the resolution titles we plan to discuss at the Thursday May 26th meeting and the zoom information. Please come join us.

 

Gabe

 

01 - Technology Updates that Impact Accessibility

15 - Amazon Disability Customer Support Line

12 - resolution on the reporting of resolutions

16 - settlement agreements

 

 

Come join the Resolutions Committee as we prepare resolutions to be presented to the convention in July.

Listen on ACB Media 6,

Say to Alexa, “Ask ACB Media to play 6,” or

Dial: 518-906-1820 and press 6.

Join the call:

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,88577559252#,,,,*2022#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 885 7755 9252

Passcode: 2022

 

 

 

Gabe Griffith
President, California Council of the Blind
925-222-5762
gabe.griffith@...

 

 


Resolutions for May 26th

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Hello everyone,

 

Below is the list of the resolution titles we plan to discuss at the Thursday May 26th meeting and the zoom information. Please come join us.

 

Gabe

 

01 - Technology Updates that Impact Accessibility

15 - Amazon Disability Customer Support Line

12 - resolution on the reporting of resolutions

16 - settlement agreements

 

 

Come join the Resolutions Committee as we prepare resolutions to be presented to the convention in July.

Listen on ACB Media 6,

Say to Alexa, “Ask ACB Media to play 6,” or

Dial: 518-906-1820 and press 6.

Join the call:

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,88577559252#,,,,*2022#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 885 7755 9252

Passcode: 2022

 

 

 

Gabe Griffith
President, California Council of the Blind
925-222-5762
gabe.griffith@...

 


Resolution topics for Tuesday May 24

Janet Dickelman
 

This call is open to all.

 

Janet

 

Hello everyone,

 

 

Below is the list of resolutions we hope to be taking up at some point on Tuesday. Those who were there last week may remember that we put together a group to work on a compromise resolution for the two that deal with capitalizing the word braille or not. If they have a proposal for us we will work on that. If not I have picked out several other resolutions we will try to work on. 

 

04: non-capitalization of braille

05: capitalization of braille 

06 - braille labeling on products

01 - Technology Updates that Impact Accessibility

15 - Amazon Disability Customer Support Line

10 - remote-employment-interviewing

 

 

Please come join us as we once again take over Tuesday Topics. Look for the zoom information on this same list tomorrow.

 

Gabe

 

 

Gabe Griffith
President, California Council of the Blind
925-222-5762
gabe.griffith@...


picnic Information

Janet Dickelman
 

Our picnic will be held on Saturday July 30th,2022 from 11am to 3:30pm at
the home of Doug and Kelly Weidenhaft at 8641 Wentworth Ave Bloomington Mn
The cost for the picnic is $15.00.
Our menu is as follows:
Hot dogs
Hamburgers
Homemade potato salad
Baked beans
Cole slaw
Potato chips
Watermelon
There will be cookies for dessert.
Please bring items for the auction, baked goods, homemade jams, alcohol,
knitted & crocheted items, technology items, jewelry, or any other items
you feel will be of interest. Please donate new items only.
Please RSVP to Steve Robertson byJuly 22nd, There will be no late RSVP
accepted.
stevetrobertson4@...
or call him at (612) 223-5543.
Payment methods:
you may pay for your meal via PayPal at
www.acb.org/minnesota
call treasurer Patty Slaby with your credit card, or
send your payment to
Box 23543
Richfield, MN 55423
You may also pay by check or cash at the picnic.

Special notes:
When you arrive at the building you will be shown to the party room.
Per building requirements please bring your Covid vaccination card or a
negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of the picnic.
The building and outdoor areas are no smoking.
We look forward to seeing you all at the picnic!


Announcing the Second Open Meeting of ACB's Constitution and Bylaws Committee

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Please see the Zoom meeting link / information for the second meeting of the ACB Constitution and Bylaws committee below my signature.

 

John McCann

Chair: ACB Constitution and Bylaws Committee

 

ACB Constitution and Bylaws Committee Meeting: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Open meeting of ACB’s Constitution and Bylaws Committee.

Join the call:

ACB Constitution and Bylaws Committee Meeting

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Phone: +13126266799

Meeting ID: 860 9547 9464

Passcode: 9852


Resolutions for this week

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Hello all,

 

This week the resolutions committee will be taking over Tuesday Topics. See the participation information below my name. The resolutions we will be discussing are:

 

4: noncapitalization of braille

5: capitalization of braille 

11: national convention participation

01 - Technology Updates that Impact Accessibility

 

I hope you will come join us.

 

Gabe

 

 

Join Paul and the ACB Resolutions Committee to read resolutions; discuss and find the best wording; share your opinion; debate appropriately; and accept them. Tune in to experience a never-before seen scenario in which two resolutions are seeking the opposite outcome.

Listen on

Say to your Amazon device, “ask ACB Media to play 1.”

Dial: 518-906-1820 and press 1.

Join the call:

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,87991221181#

Phone: +13126266799

Webinar ID: 879 9122 1181

 

 

 

Gabe Griffith
President, California Council of the Blind
925-222-5762
gabe.griffith@...


Carl Nimis is walking to raise funds for ACBM

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Hello everyone,

 

Once again this year Carl Nimis is walking everywhere asking for sponsorships, and donating the proceeds to the ACB Walk.  Half of what is raised will go directly to ACBM. Read on for information and don’t forget to support Carl and ACBM by donating to the MN mosquitoes

At

https://secure.qgiv.com/event/a2w/account/1266230/ at

 

On May 21st Carl will begin his 59 mile walk (in celebration of his 59th birthday) and to raise funds  for ACB.

He will begin his journey on May 21st from Bennet's restaurant 1305 w 7 St in Saint Paul.

Carl will stop by the restaurant at 1:00 PM, visit for a bit and depart at 3:00 PM. His walk agenda is daunting! First he'll walk by the state capitol, then it is off to Rosedale,

Ridgedale, Southdale,

and the mall of America.

Then it will be back to the capitol, the St Paul VLR building and will end back at Bennett’s on Sunday May 22nd

at around 10:00 AM.

Thank you Carl for doing this for ACB and ACBM. Please share this widely, anyone can donate.

 

Janet Dickelman, president  

American Council of the Blind of Minnesota

janet.dickelman@...

(651) 428-5059

Learn more about us at www.acbminnesota.org

 

My inbox is always open and my phone answered to address your questions, concerns, comments, and suggestions.


zoom link for Monday's board meeting

Janet Dickelman
 

All are welcome, guests will be asked to remain muted until the end of the meeting when time is provided for guest comments.

 

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

 

Topic: American Council of the blind of MN's Board Meeting

Time: Monday May 16, 6:30 pm

 

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 957 500 1954

Passcode: B3781zr

One tap mobile

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Dial by your location

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Federal Government Issues Guidelines for the Use of AI in Hiring/Employment

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Hi All,

 

Yesterday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice released guidance on disability discrimination when employers use artificial intelligence (AI) or similar computer software both in hiring and on the job. Employers who use AI or algorithms to screen job applicants, monitor employees’ performance at work, or score resumes risk violating the Americans with Disabilities Act if reasonable accommodations are not made for disabled applicants and employees. The EEOC released technical guidelines for employers using AI technology that outlines things they should consider so as not to discriminate against job seekers and employees with disabilities. The guidelines focus on making sure reasonable accommodations are in place, making sure applicants are not screened out of any job or promotion on the basis of disability, and making sure employees or applicants are not asked about disabilities or medical conditions when they should not be under the ADA.

 

The DOJ guidance provides an overview of rights and responsibilities for both the employer and job candidates. The guidance provides information on the tools and technology employers are using in hiring, clarifies that employers have a responsibility to consider how their tools and technology affect disabled job seekers, explains employers’ obligations under the ADA with regard to using AI and related software, including reasonable accommodations, and provides guidance for employees who believe they have been discriminated against by their employer.

 

To read the full guidelines from the EEOC, visit https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/americans-disabilities-act-and-use-software-algorithms-and-artificial-intelligence.

 

To read the full guidelines from the DOJ, visit https://beta.ada.gov/ai-guidance/.

 

If you believe that you have been discriminated against due to your disability as an employee or job applicant through the use of artificial intelligence or similar computer software programs, please contact ACB’s Advocacy Team at advocacy@....  

 

Swatha Nandhakumar | She/her/hers

Advocacy and Outreach Specialist 

American Council of the Blind

1703 N Beauregard Street, Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22311

(T) 202-467-5081 | (F) 703-465-5085

Learn more about us at www.acb.org

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server error with convention registration

Janet Dickelman
 

For those of you who received a 500 error, please try your registration again.

I have been told that in some cases if you use edge as your browser prices aren’t being shown correctly.

If possible we suggest you use chrome as your browser. The issues with edge are not connected to our website so we have no control over them.

Please make sure to select your attendance option either in-person or virtual.  If you select virtual but are joining us in Omaha you will not be able to select tours or other options that are food functions.

Janet


Resolutions committee for Thursday May 12

Janet Dickelman
 

 

Hello all,

 

Below are the three resolutions that the resolutions committee is planning to work on tomorrow as well as the zoom information for you to come participate.

 

Gabe

 

Thursday May 12:

 

7: 12 braille editions of the Braille Forum

8: braille labeling on cosmetics

19: education policy

 

The zoom info is:

 

ACB Resolutions Meeting: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Come join the Resolutions Committee as we prepare resolutions to be presented to the convention in July.

Sponsored by the ACB Resolutions Committee

Listen on ACB Media 6,

Say to Alexa, “Ask ACB Media to play 6,” or

Dial: 518-906-1820 and press 6.

Join the call:

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,88577559252#,,,,*2022#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 885 7755 9252

Passcode: 2022

 


Acbm Social Committee meeting invitation

Janet Dickelman
 

All are welcome to attend.
American Council of the Blind of Minnesota is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom
meeting.

Topic: American Council of the blind of MN's social committee meeting
Time: Thursday may 11 2022 7:00 pm

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 957 500 1954
Passcode: B3781zr
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Dial by your location
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ACB resolutions

Janet Dickelman
 

Be a part of ACB’s future by learning about and participating in discussions regarding 2022 resolutions.

 

Janet

 

Hello everyone,

 

I apologize for getting this out late but want folks to see what resolutions the resolutions committee is planning to work on this week and how you can participate. The zoom information is below the schedule.

 

 

Tuesday May 10: 

 

1: Apple updates

2:  Pentair Screenlogic Connect app

13:  youtube-audio-description

 

 

Thursday May 12:

 

19: education policy

7: 12 braille editions of the Braille Forum

8: braille labeling on cosmetics

 

 

 

ACB Resolutions Meeting: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Come join the Resolutions Committee as we prepare resolutions to be presented to the convention in July.

Sponsored by the ACB Resolutions Committee

Listen on ACB Media 6,

Say to Alexa, “Ask ACB Media to play 6,” or

Dial: 518-906-1820 and press 6.

Join the call:

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,88577559252#,,,,*2022#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 885 7755 9252

Passcode: 2022

 

 

 

Gabe


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