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Revised Re-Advertised R-6147 Administrative Assistant II General Services - E. H. Gentry Facility.docx

David Trott
 

Job posting please share.


R-6141 Bus Driver 8.2020.docx

David Trott
 

Please share job posting. 


R- 6143 OM Specialist HKS.docx

David Trott
 

Please share job posting.


R-6062 Re-Advertised R-6062 BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PROGRAM Representative 9-20 (Decatur).docx

David Trott
 

Please share job posting.          


R-5068 Warehouse Clerk Redstone BSC-AIB 9.2020 Re-Advertised.docx

David Trott
 

Position please share.


R-6133 Equine Specialist 9.2020.docx

David Trott
 

Position please share.


FW: R-6134 Manufacturing Technician 9.2020 docx.docx

David Trott
 

Position please share.


R-6132 Receptionist-Clerk TRC 9.20.docx

David Trott
 

Position please share.


R-6080 Helen Keller School of Alabama Residential Advisor. 9-20docx.docx

David Trott
 

Position please share.


R-6106 Alabama School for the Deaf One on One Teacher Aide. Re-Advertised 9.20doc.doc

David Trott
 

Position please share.


Accessible Voting Preference Survey

Rod Skene
 

Hello ACB members,

Please read the letter copied below and complete the survey. Accessible voting options are important to all of us.

Thank you for your time,

Rod

 

Hello,

 

A partnership between the Secretary of State, National Federation of the Blind of Alabama (NFB) and Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) realizes we are experiencing unprecedented times trying to navigate all aspects of our daily lives, including voting, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the pandemic, many voters in Alabama may want to vote by absentee ballot during the upcoming November General Election. However, the traditional method of voting absentee, via a paper ballot, is only accessible to blind, low-vision, and other voters with print disabilities by visiting their local Absentee Election Manager.  The National Federation of the Blind of Alabama and Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind are diligently working with Alabama’s Secretary of State John Merrill to explore the potential of implementing an accessible ballot delivery platform for the November 3rd General Election so that voters with print disabilities can mark their ballot safely and independently at home.

We believe it is imperative that Alabama provide as many options for ballot marking as possible to our blind community. Voting is one of the greatest rights and responsibilities that we have in our democratic Republic. It is important that we can vote for initiatives and candidates of our choice.

Below, you will find a list of possible ways for a voter to cast a ballot. Please rank your top three choice for methods to vote during our upcoming November General Election.  

·        Visit the polling place on election day and use an accessible machine for voters with disabilities

·        Vote early at the Circuit Clerk/Absentee Election Manager Office as an absentee voter and use an accessible machine for voters with disabilities

·        Paper absentee ballot

·        Braille absentee ballot

·        At home electronic absentee ballot, through an accessible electronic ballot delivery system

 

An online survey has been developed to collect your accessible voting preferences. This electronic survey is screen reader accessible. However, if you need assistance please contact your local AIDB Regional Center. The survey will close on September 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. The survey should be completed only once by voting age Alabamians who are Blind, Visually Impaired, Deaf/Blind or Print Disabled. This information will be reviewed by the Alabama Secretary of State’s office to consider options for the upcoming General Election. The survey link is below:

https://tinyurl.com/voteaccessal

If you are not registered to vote, government offices where you can obtain a voter registration form or register to vote are listed below.

·        County Board of Registrar’s

·         Register to vote online at https://www.sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes/voter/register-to-vote

·         Mobile app Vote for Alabama

·        Register by Mail

·        Driver’s licensing office

·        Department of Rehabilitation

·        Medicaid Agency

·        WIC Program, Department of Public Health

·        Department of Human Resources

·        County and select municipal libraries

If you plan to vote in the November 3rd General Election, the deadline to register to vote is October 19, 2020. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot for the November 3rd General Election is October 29, 2020.

 

 

 

Rod Skene

Adult Education Teacher for the Visually Impaired


C:
256 761-3425


Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind

P.O. Box 698 | 1105 Ft. Lashley Ave.

Talladega, AL 35161

 

www.aidb.org

Facebook Discover how we’re limitless.

 


Weekly Community Schedule, 9/6 to 9/12

David Trott
 

Please note that as now the ACB Alexa Skills are down. We are working with Amazon to have them up as soon as possible.

 

Community Calls for September 6—12

 

Please note, more events may be added throughout the week.

 

Below is information on how to connect to this week’s ACB Community calls. These calls are open to everyone. Membership in ACB is not required.

 

If not already receiving our daily schedule each morning, send a blank email to:

Acb-community-events-subscribe@...

 

Those without email can access this information by phone by dialing 1-800-424-8666 and listening to the prompts.

 

Sunday, September 6, 2020

 

The Blessing Table: 11am ET, 8am PT, 5am HT

Join Lynn for a time of sharing and reflection as together we count our blessings one by one over a cup of coffee, tea, or beverage of choice.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89280721208?pwd=UkIwT2pKajBicGJUWnBhR1hTMFVkQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89280721208#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 892 8072 1208

Passcode: 743311

 

Crafty Chat: 2pm ET, 11am PT, 8am HT

Nella joins us to talk Soap. Nella is totally blind and has been making goats milk soap for years. She will tell how to make soap using lye, oils, and goats milk/water.

Join us onFacebookWww.Facebook.Com/groups/acbcrafters and join our List serve  Send a blank email to acb-crafters-subscribe@...

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82678771783?pwd=elRlY2haM2VMWFl3ZjRwL3F6a1lhdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82678771783#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 826 7877 1783

Passcode: 213821

 

Bookability: 4pm ET, 1pm PT, 10am HT

Join Meka and Shannon as they discuss how to use Goodreads, social media for book lovers. Goodreads is a flexible platform where you can rate, discuss, and search for books that you are able to place on virtual shelves. A lot of people get overwhelmed by the sheer amount that Goodreads offers, but these ladies will debunk some of the myths and show you that this platform is what you make of it. Learn what they are reading and participate in the Q&A. happy reading!

Join the Call: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88279300620?pwd=bU5pWkREM3Fkc2lnL0x6VnFhNjVlZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,88279300620#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 882 7930 0620

Passcode: 972023

Foodie Fun – Dating and Dining under $50: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am HT

When it comes to heading out for a romantic night out, perhaps to the theatre or a concert. Followed by a stroll to a cozy café, fine dining or just a casual restaurant for two. Whether it’s  a date night, a blind date or your first date it takes some planning to make sure you start it right. It’s not just about the ambience or atmosphere, but it’s also about being affordable. The goal is being able to have a great time out with that special someone and also to enjoy some great food along the way. Join Cachet and the foodie gang as we explore what our options are for dating and dining out during a pandemic.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83522246760?pwd=RnhDRnlWTWxrMTVMTE12SGR6WHpEQT09

 

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83522246760#,,,,,,0#,,248988#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 835 2224 6760

Passcode: 248988

 

Let’s Just Talk About Jesus: 6pm ET, 3pm PT, 12pm HT

The focus of these calls is to share our walk with God as born again Christians applied to daily life. Linda and Vicki invite others who are comfortable to share  the same. Therefore,  different denominations or spiritual views will not be discussed. This forum is intended to be a non-judgmental, warm, welcoming place of encouragement where we can talk about what God has done for us and share prayer requests.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83319908214?pwd=dWw5ZDV1RTdLdHIvc2hkbFZYTzZqdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83319908214#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 833 1990 8214

Passcode: 458449

 

BITS Open Chat: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a nightly open chat.

Hosted by Blind Information Technology Specialists

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,781425635#,,,,0#,,592190#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

Explore Unar Labs with ACB Families: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Andrea Giudice, Community Engagements and Partnerships Manager with Unar Labs, presents information access beyond sensory bounds. Midlina, a software service from Unar Labs, helps visually-impaired people access graphical information using smartphones and tablets. Feel graphs and images; feel graphics and play games; feel maps and explore the world.

Hosted by ACB Families

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89472675661?pwd=RnZ0Qi85TEcxOFFEOGE2TXhvSlBtUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89472675661#,,,,,,0#,,990077#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 894 7267 5661

Passcode: 990077

 

  David's Bar And Grill Social: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Looking for a slightly more relaxed but equally as fun gathering as any virtual social you've attended? Come to David's Bar And Grill, where we welcome regulars and new people every week. From ice breakers to random conversation, we cover it all, and more, at David's Bar and grill. So bring your food and beverage of choice and come join the fun.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89217989899?pwd=dzlWSEZIWkE3aE0wSEpObDNFSzVNQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89217989899#,,,,0#,,079283#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 892 1798 9899

Passcode: 079283

 

Monday, September 7, 2020

 

Coffee Social: 11am ET, 8am PT, 5am HT

Let’s get social. Join Meka as together we get ready for the week ahead. Bring your favorite morning beverage and let’s connect.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82776327376?pwd=QWVpai9razRqemhZWlVuTG9mYVFxZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82776327376#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 827 7632 7376

Passcode: 375602

 

Essential Oils – Let’s Continue with A-Z: 2pm ET, 11am PT, 8am HT

Join Hayley as she continues teaching you the next three oils on the A to Z list. One of these oils, you’ve heard her mention on previous calls, but the others will be completely new to most of you: Black Spruce, Blue Tansi, and breathe. Contact hayley after the call if you are interested in learning how you can get a free 10ml roller bottle of Breathe. Her contact is blindessentials@...

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85883884402?pwd=WGVrSHdONW45OUFOVkpTZmdvWkZ2dz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,85883884402#

Phone : 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 858 8388 4402

Passcode: 235469

 

Zoom On Zoom: 4pm ET, 1pm PT, 10am HT

Have you been coming to the community calls for a while from your phone but find yourself nervous about using the actual app? Would you like to learn about some of the often unused features such as screen sharing or chat? Join Meka for explanations of some of Zoom's features and hands-on demonstrations. In order to get the most out of this workshop, please log on using your smartphone, tablet, or PC, or mac.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83366447476?pwd=ZjdwbWRsZmd3eWQyK3lLSGZnZFZTdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83366447476#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 833 6644 7476

Passcode: 756319

 

There's No Place Like Home: 6pm ET, 3pm PT, 12pm HT

Join our call for a second session about searching for, purchasing, and selling a property. Additionally, we will discuss remodeling and making repairs. Join Patty Slaby and come to share.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86539945429?pwd=RDNFVGFvaGZROUtvdlZ5T2pBWE5vdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,86539945429#,,,,,,0#,,595272#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 865 3994 5429

Passcode: 595272

 

¡VAMOS A HABLAR E (Let’s Talk Spanish): 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

¡BIENVENIDOS! Join amigas Minh Ha and Ashley Colburn every Monday evening for a friendly and informal meeting where we’ll discuss all things Spanish language and culture. We’ll bring different topics for discussion with plenty of time leftover for “conversación en español” with native and beginner speakers. All levels and abilities are welcome! ¡HASTA PRONTO! Sponsored by ACB Students. You can find group notes and words we learned during each session in this document. It will get updated weekly.

https://tinyurl.com/ACBSpanishgroup

Minh runs a Facebook group for language learners: https://m.facebook.com/groups/562134754546441?_rdr

Join the call:

https://zoom.us/j/96932054094?pwd=YnJuRjdsYjZyajR4K2JxRzQvS25Rdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,96932054094#,,,,,,0#,,492080#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 969 3205 4094

Passcode: VAMOS1 / 492080

 

The Joy of Music: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Join Donna for a fun time discussing Music. This is something  that  has no bounds. Everyone likes music of some kind. We all listen to music or create it for a myriad of reasons and the best thing about music is it evokes happiness for all to share.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87818585662?pwd=T0plRGVrYVZxQzdVbnNycUdTUVpuQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,87818585662#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 878 1858 5662

Passcode: 059298

 

BITS Open Chat: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a nightly open chat.

Hosted by Blind Information Technology Specialists

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,781425635#,,,,0#,,592190#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

Trina's Lounge: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Come relax with us in Trina's lounge. We will discuss a wide variety of topics. However, we will try to avoid the heavy stuff. Come chill with us! Hosted by Ali; facilitated by Trina.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2411302199?pwd=TGlJeTQrL1RFdmVOdnVOd0F5 bzVVdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2411302199#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 241 1302 199

 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

 

Coffee Social: 11am ET, 8am PT, 5am HT

Let’s get social. Join Cindy for good conversation over your favorite morning beverage.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83453355455?pwd=V3FzdEhpY1VvR1UzeTdvclNQaHlDQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83453355455#,,,,0#,,683371#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 834 5335 5455

Passcode: 683371

 

Taking Care of Our Mental Health-- Empathy vs. Sympathy, Which is Which: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT

Have you ever wondered what the differences in empathy and sympathy are?  Perhaps you know this intellectually and are now wondering whether you should be empathetic or sympathetic, and how?  Join Jessie L. Rayl, Ed.D. for this psychoeducational presentation to learn and share.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional serving in a professional capacity and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82315949187?pwd=MWRiOENQZkZENXU5Z3ZBT3FONEVJQT09

One tap mobile: +1312626799,,82315949187#,,,,0#,,786781#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 823 1594 9187

Passcode: 786781

 

West Coast Coffee Break: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT

Join Joe Green, Regina Marie and the ACB Capital Chapter of CCB. Just come and bring your favorite hot beverage, West coast Style. Drop in for 5 minutes or stay the whole time for some free-flowing conversation. Connect with good friends and make some new ones.

Hosted by the Capital chapter of CCB

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6180851747?pwd=TVZKdXRqNXp0TkN2alRFRDRwS29UZz09

One tap mobile: +16699006833,,6180851747#,,,,,,0#,,2221934#

Phone: +669-900-6833

Meeting ID: 618 085 1747

Passcode: 2221934

 

Crochet with Kaila and Tyanne: 4pm ET, 1pm PT, 10am HT

Beginner crocheters join us in the first hour with a bulky or chunky yarn and a corresponding hook size. Experienced crocheters join us in the second hour to learn new skills from each other. Don’t forget your yarn and hooks.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82073109349?pwd=MVlzNmRFZGcxNxzBRbXpJbUNxclN4UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82073109349#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 820 7310 9349

Passcode: 271025

 

The Man Cave: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am HT

Attention all men. We would like to invite you to the very first call of The Man Cave. Hosted by Jason Goldfield and Lou Criden. This is a place where all men are invited to discuss men related issues of all types. It is a judgement-free zone no matter of age, ethnicity, or any other background. In addition, all information that is shared on the call will be kept in the highest and strictness of confidentiality. We only have a few ground rules. We will all respect each other, and absolutely no bashing of any type will be allowed. Please join us as we will talk about a variety of different subjects/topics.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83196220337

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83196220337# Meeting ID: 831 9622 0337

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 831 9622 0337

 

Webinar, Behind the Scenes: 6pm ET, 3pm PT, 12pm HT

Are you going to be attending a virtual convention for your affiliate? Have you been asked to be a panelist in a webinar? Come get a behind the scenes view of what it looks like to attend, present, or host using webinar.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83254073848?pwd=Vm95NXo4OCtncVJ2RGVacnVBSmRmZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83254073848#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Passcode: 369992

 

Tuesday Topics: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

At our ACB convention this year there was a short presentation at our General session from Lee Nasahi, chair of the Vision Serve Alliance. If you didn't hear her presentation, you will get a chance to learn much more about an organization which is in the process of reinventing itself. At its heart, the Alliance is an association of private agencies that serve people who are blind. Lee will tell us about some of the new initiatives that Vision Serve is working on. Also on our panel will be Ellie Dupre, who is Executive Director of Florida Agencies Serving the Blind (FASB). She will describe what that organization is all about and will also tell us about some exciting new initiatives that FASB is working on.
Listen in on ACB Radio Mainstream:

www.acbradio.org/mainstream

Join the  webinar 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time:

https://zoom.us/j/887066437

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,887066437#

Phone 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 887 066 437

 

It’s Seven-Up Time!: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

Come Join members of MSCB as we reminisce about our Labor Day celebration traditions. After all, Labor Day weekend is identified as “the last weekend of summer.”

Hosted by Mountain State Council of the Blind

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7993378005?pwd=bUh3TEcyN1JLbVJVQ0V1SlhyNW5JZz09

Phone:         +1 312 626 6799

Meeting ID: 799 337 8005

Passcode: 496689

 

BITS Presentation: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a presentation on Accessible Navigating with Blackboard hosted by Betsey Doane. The BITS chat will convene following a short break.

Hosted by Blind Information Technology Specialists

Join the call:

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,781425635#,,,,0#,,#592190#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

Tuesday Talks with Tiff: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Come have informal  and engaging conversations with Tiff about what it is like to be young and blind in the 21st century. If you’re a young professional, college student, or someone under the age of 45 who is still trying to figure it all out, join us. We will talk about life, love, and everything in between.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89127141198?pwd=ME4rc0cxd3Y1WlZUdFZKU2JsZ1VpUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89127141198#,,,,,,0#,,4447300#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 891 2714 1198

Passcode: 4447300

 

Sheltering In Place, Together: 10pm ET, 7pm PT, 4pm HT

Sick of isolating? Bored out of your gourd? Come chillax with your friends in Oregon for a while. Stay for 10 minutes, stay the whole 90. Its all good! We will discuss a wide range of topics. Come join the fun! Hosted by Teresa Christian and Pat Wallace of ACB of Oregon.

Hosted by ACB of Oregon

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/6734662226

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,6734662226#

Phone: 346-248-7799

Meeting ID: 673-466-2226#

 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

 

Healthy Living Accountability Check-In: 10am ET, 7am PT, 4am HT

Join others in the community for goal setting and idea sharing around staying healthy. Whether it’s supporting you on your weight-loss journey, trying to lower your cholesterol, blood sugar, or blood pressure, becoming more physically fit, giving up a bad habit, or something else altogether, here’s a chance for each of us to hold ourselves accountable in a supportive environment. Let’s get together once a week and celebrate successes, encourage one another through struggles, and become a healthier member of this ACB Community in the process.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88570448385?pwd=bGxwdVg4OUtPRVNYKzc2QU1hQmZCZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,88570448385#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 885 7044 8385

Passcode: 457372

 

Wednesday Check-In: 11am ET, 8am PT, 5am HT

It’s mid-week. Whether things are going good, or you’re feeling a bit over-whelmed, here’s an opportunity for us to connect and just check in. Because, there’s something reassuring about being a part of a community. So let’s join Eugene and the gang for a little company and a boost to our week.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83870863625?pwd=bVZ4Rm1McDRkZ25jdlVYaE9FekRvUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83870863625#,,,,0#,,275989#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 838 7086 3625

Passcode: 275989

 

Widows and Widowers: 2pm ET, 11am PT, 8am HT

Join Roger Dennis for a time of sharing and connection. Together we will remember our partners and gain ideas on how to make living alone easier.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84417050607?pwd=NVc1ME92ZmtvSEFleEpvNWRWKy9mUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84417050607#,,,,0#,,574826#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 844 1705 0607

Passcode: 574826

 

Easy Chair Yoga: 4pm ET, 1pm PT, 10am HT

All you need is a chair, some comfortable clothes, and no shoes and together we can enjoy a relaxing and stress-free hour in the comfort of our own homes. Hosted by Leslie Spoone, Certified Aerobic Instructor and Personal Trainer.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85810305595?pwd=T1BlNEtiWi93eHZUcGF6bGgvNnU4UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,85810305595#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 858 1030 5595

Passcode: 954475

 

Tweet, Tweet, Tweet: 6pm ET, 3pm PT, 12pm HT

Have you ever wondered what's up with all of those hashtags, trending topics, and mentions? What's a DM, anyway? Well, birds aren't the only ones with the ability to tweet. Please join Meka and learn what Twitter is, why you might want to try it, and how you, too, can start giving your 280 character thoughts on the world wide web!

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83366447476?pwd=ZjdwbWRsZmd3eWQyK3lLSGZnZFZTdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83366447476#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 833 6644 7476

Passcode: 756319

 

Do You Want to Be an Author:? 6pm ET, 3pm PT, 12pm HT

Do you really want to make that dream come true? This is the place where we get started on it. Facilitated by Jenny Anderson, a self-published author. We will share with each other and encourage each other. We will walk through the process of actual publication with each other, and be encouraged with special guests that will explain the publication process.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86577005511?pwd=TWZ0T01WM3V5QVI5VlpkbVh5V2g1Zz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,86577005511#,,,,,,0#,,753480#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 865 7700 5511

Passcode: 753480

 

Recipe Swap -- True Confections: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

On our next recipe swap, we're going to have "true confections!" Yes, you read it right, "confections", not "confessions!" Please come and honestly share your weakness as far as candy recipes go! And, by the way, all calories are removed from our calls!

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86107317855

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,86107317855#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 861 0731 7855

 

Shine Presentation: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

Have you ever heard of Shine? Would you like to know more about their program and the services they provide for Seniors, including answering Medicare, Medicaid and health insurance questions?

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3048708453?pwd=UkxYRU42OGlXRlltTzZZQVdRNDhCQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,3048708453#,,,,,,0#,,24232#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 304 870 8453

Passcode: 24232

 

ACB Women Unite: 7:30pm ET4:30pm PT, 1:30pmHT

Join ACB Women as we meet to Hear from Blind travel agent Janet Parmeter and travel expert Cathy Whitaker all about travel as blind and visually impaired women. Come take a journey with us.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83238431462?pwd=U3g4SmNHOXJTQ2FQU256NlErUGlSZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83238431462#,,,,,,0#,,707776#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 832 3843 1462

Passcode: 707776

 

Racial Justice – The Conversation Continues: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

The purpose of this session is to allow each of us to get past the social media clutter and television commentary to understand how this time in our country’s history is shaping us. BPI wants to give people an opportunity to listen, share and consider – with empathy and love as we strive to work together to make this a more perfect union of our human existence. Join Will Burley, a Cultural  humility leader and Anthony Swan, a Certified Transformational Life Coach,  as they facilitate a heart-to-heart with ACB family and friends and we come together for this necessary first step in strengthening, rebuilding and reconciling relationships, one person at a time.

Hosted by Blind LGBT Pride International

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86244469241?pwd=bUlnWG5ZWElCZjd4NUU1VmxybXpaZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,86244469241#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Passcode: 310735

 

Open Mic Night: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Hosted by Gregg Wandsneider, Tripple G, open mic is a time for community sharing of songs, jokes, poems and stories. Performers can take the virtual stage for up to 12 minutes. Please keep material family appropriate! All are welcome, performers and listeners!

Join in the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3114235410?pwd=WVhOZzV0dHdLNmp0VTcrS0ViWDdNQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,3114235410#,,,,,,0#,,694167#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 311 423 5410

Passcode: 694167

 

BITS Presentation: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

This presentation on Google Docs will be hosted by Kelsey Nicolay. The Open Chat will reconvene after a short break.

Hosted by Blind Information Technology Specialists

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,781425635#,,,,0#,,592190#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

Taking Care of Our Mental Health – Empathy Vs. Sympathy, Which is Which: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Have you ever wondered what the differences in empathy and sympathy are?  Perhaps you know this intellectually and are now wondering whether you should be empathetic or sympathetic, and how?  Join Jessie L. Rayl, Ed.D. for this psychoeducational presentation to learn and share.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional serving in a professional capacity and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82315949187?pwd=MWRiOENQZkZENXU5Z3ZBT3FONEVJQT09

One tap mobile: +1312626799,,82315949187#,,,,0#,,786781#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 823 1594 9187

Passcode: 786781

 

Midlife Mingle: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

If you would like to connect with others, share  hobbies, address any issues or concerns that effect those of us whom are middle aged while having a relaxing and lively discussion, than join  Karen Hughes and others. Topics are flexible and all are welcome.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84759202263?pwd=RklqdkVWaWMvOWEyRDlFbWt6UHJmQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84759202263#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 847 5920 2263

Passcode: 285644

 

Meditation Celebration: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Join In for a special half-hour together including a 20 minute meditation. We look forward to you coming. Your presence, is our gift, our present. Your participation is our anticipation.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87666882311?pwd=VXNsU1MrOU5vWmMxbUpLZzByaWtNUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,87666882311#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 876 6688 2311

Passcode: 153764

 

Food Labels and Carb Counting Made Easier: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Join the ACB Diabetics in Action monthly discussion call. This month’s guest speaker is a dietitian who will share information about reading food labels, carb counting, and General nutrition.  After our speaker, we will hold an open discussion of possible topics or speakers you would like for future calls.

Hosted by ACB Diabetics In Action

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89890083677 

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89890083677 #

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 898 9008 3677 

 

Magic Mac: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Mac users unite! Let’s put this baby up on stage and strip it down. We’re gonna take a look at the Mac using Voice Over starting at the log on screen and building a series of episodes surrounding OS and how it operates, including how to use some of the most popular apps. Whether you are an old hand, or deathly afraid of these powerhouses, join in and quell your curiosity about Mac in all its glory!

Join the magic:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89786953340?pwd=RVRkN3NnbDhyWnFLVy9HRmFYazgrdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89786953340#,,,,,,0#,,212953#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 897 8695 3340

Passcode: 212953

 

Mid-Week Serenity: 10pm ET, 7pm PT, 4pm HT

Sometimes life gets a hold of us and we just need to remember to keep it simple and breathe. Join Cheryl for a peaceful time of guided reflection, rejuvenation, and recharging of our spirit.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84338696240?pwd=RGRENTd3RzUvV3VUVXc1V1E1Yk52UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84338696240#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 843 3869 6240

Passcode: 256201

 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

 

Coffee Social: 11AM ET, 8:00 AM PT, 5am HT

Let’s get social. Join Cindy and the gang for this “Throwback Thursday” as together we step back in time and remember and each share a special memory.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83453355455?pwd=V3FzdEhpY1VvR1UzeTdvclNQaHlDQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83453355455#,,,,0#,,683371#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 834 5335 5455

Passcode: 683371

 

West Coast Coffee Break: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT

Join Joe Green, Regina Marie and the ACB Capital Chapter of CCB. Just come and bring your favorite hot beverage, West coast Style. Drop in for 5 minutes or stay the whole time for some free-flowing conversation. Connect with good friends and make some new ones.

Hosted by the Capital chapter of CCB

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6180851747?pwd=TVZKdXRqNXp0TkN2alRFRDRwS29UZz09

One tap mobile: +16699006833,,6180851747#,,,,,,0#,,2221934#

Phone: +669-900-6833

Meeting ID: 618 085 1747

Passcode: 2221934

 

Tips and Tricks for Around the House: 3pm ET, 12pm PT, 9am HT

We’ve all come to vision loss in different ways and times in our lives. Here’s an opportunity to ask those, “How do you do this?” questions and share tried and true techniques with one another. Join Elizabeth Bowden for a candid chat of sharing, and let’s help each other make our lives a little easier in the process. This week, we’ll share ways that will make doing laundry much cleaner.  

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83852204329?pwd=Nm5jL2R2ZWkwRXNaS1VqU0tJL3BiUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83852204329#,,791395#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 838 5220 4329

Passcode: 791395

 

Resistance 101: 3:30pm ET, 12:30pm PT, 9:30am HT

It’s time for an upper body workout using resistance bands. Hand weights, Soup cans, or other household items can be substituted. These exercises can be done sitting or standing. Let’s all get moving with Leslie Spoone, Certified Aerobic Instructor and Personal Trainer.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85810305595?pwd=T1BlNEtiWi93eHZUcGF6bGgvNnU4UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,85810305595#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 858 1030 5595

Passcode: 954475

 

Open Chat with Missouri: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am HT

Let’s stay social. Join this open chat with our friends from the Missouri Council of the Blind.

Hosted by Missouri Council of the Blind

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2509078857

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2509078857#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 250 907 8857

 

Loom Knitting with Courtney: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am HT

New loom knitters are welcome to join.  Courtney is happy to work with you at your level. Supply list: skein of Chunky weight yarn, large gauge, 5/8 -inch peg spacing looms, loom tool, and scissors. To stay connected with us, join

www.facebook.com/groups/acbcrafters/

or Send a blank email to

acb-crafters-subscribe@...

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82073109349?pwd=MVlzNmRFZGcxNxzBRbXpJbUNxclN4UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82073109349#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 820 7310 9349

Passcode: 271025

 

Technology Learning Lab: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

Come to learn about and discuss various technology topics. These could include learning about iPhone and iPad apps, feature demonstrations, as well as answering questions asked by participants. Shawn Thiel from ACB of Ohio will do his best to ensure that audio from the iOS device, computer, Victor Reader stream, Etc. is put through his mixer to be as clear as possible.

Join the call:

https://zoom.us/j/96501872692?pwd=RzdCT1ZTKy82WUlXNUJXN24ybzhtdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,96501872692#,,,,,,0#,,636414#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 965 0187 2692

Passcode: 636414

 

VISAbilities – Visually Impaired Senior Abilities: 7pm ET, 4pm Pt, 1pm HT –

Calling all grand-parents and great-grand-parents!  Join us to share stories and discuss the lasting memories you want to give your children’s children.  There are a number of ways we can give them the special gift of family heritage.

Listen in on ACB Radio Community

www.acbradio.org/community

 

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84159641815?pwd=a2dlamVEeUVNTEY1UHRBTGNCYXkwUT09

Meeting ID: 841 5964 1815

Passcode: 736467

One tap mobile: +13017158592,,84159641815#,,,,,,0#,,736467#

Phone: +1 312 626 6799

 

Basic iPhone Class: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Are you new to IOS? Have you had an iPhone for a while, but still don’t feel like you’ve gotten the hang of it? Then join Andrea DeKlotz for a session on basic iPhone concepts, where the only silly question is the one you don’t ask.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84386642357?pwd=R0RMdFJjNkROa3hnWTNQRkk5b3ZiZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84386642357#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 843 8664 2357

Passcode: 186939

 

Sobriety First: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

This weekly meeting is for recovering alcoholics and addicts who cannot get to a meeting near their location.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2019068524

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2019068524#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 201-906-8524

 

BITS Open Chat: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a nightly open chat.

Hosted by Blind Information Technology Specialists

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,781425635#,,,,0#,,592190#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

David's Bar And Grill Social: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Looking for a slightly more relaxed but equally as fun gathering as any virtual social you've attended? Come to David's Bar And Grill, where we welcome regulars and new people every week. From ice breakers to random conversation, we cover it all, and more, at David's Bar and grill. So bring your food and beverage of choice and come join the fun.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89217989899?pwd=dzlWSEZIWkE3aE0wSEpObDNFSzVNQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89217989899#,,,,0#,,079283#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 892 1798 9899

Passcode: 079283

 

Friday, September 11, 2020

 

Friday Morning Check-In and Chat: 11am ET, 8am PT, 5am HT

It's Friday, that means the weekend is here, and it's the last day of work for most. Celebrate the end of the week with David and your fellow community members with some lively chatter and fun. Meet new people, re-acquaint with old friends, and give yourself 60 minutes of smiles and good conversation to welcome in the start of the weekend.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88506675123?pwd=cnhnRS9VZ1lhWWpEN3RMcUFYaGx5Zz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,88506675123#,,,,,,0#,,674930#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 885 0667 5123

Passcode: 674930

 

CCLVI Coffee Break: 11am ET, 8am PT, 5am HT

Come sip some coffee, tea, or whatever keeps you going on a Friday morning! Join Kathy and Tom for a relaxing chat to prepare for the weekend.

Hosted by Council of Citizens with Low Vision International

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83893497160?pwd=VEdTUm1nc3NiZzFQaml2VHFhU3hyQT09

Meeting ID: 838 9349 7160

Passcode: 056973

One tap mobile: +13017158592,,83893497160#,,,,,,0#,,056973# 

Phone: +1 312 626 6799

Meeting ID: 838 9349 7160

Passcode: 056973

 

Sheltering In Place, Together: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT

Sick of isolating? Bored out of your gourd? Come chillax with your friends in Oregon for a while. Stay for 10 minutes, stay the whole 90. Its all good! We will discuss a wide range of topics. Come join the fun! Hosted by Teresa Christian and Pat Wallace of ACB of Oregon.

Hosted by ACB of Oregon

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/6734662226

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,6734662226#

Phone: 346-248-7799

Meeting ID: 673-466-2226#

 

What’s on my iPad? – A day of app exploration: 3pm ET, 12pm PT, 9am HT

Join Matt Vollbrecht, Certified Apple Teacher as he discusses the apps on his iPhone and iPad. Learn about useful third-party apps in a variety of categories. Find out what apps are accessible with voiceover. Also, explore best practices for trying new apps on your own.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89327454957?pwd=SlkyT083cGRIZm1WakVNbVRVYkdFZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89327454957#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar Id: 893 2745 4957

Passcode: 249294

 

An Introduction to Mozilla Thunderbird: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Although many people use Microsoft Outlook to read and manage their email, the fact is that this program is not free of cost. If you're wanting to use a totally free and accessible email, program Mozilla Thunderbird may be the program you're looking for. During this introduction we'll cover how to download, install and set up Thunderbird as well as how to read, reply to, forward and store your email messages in different folders. There will also be time for participants to ask questions.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81383366502?pwd=ckVSdU5aT2N2cksxS28xWE5MZ0tmQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,81383366502#,,,,,,0#,,1720092#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 813 8336 6502

Passcode: 1720092

 

BITS Open Chat: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a nightly open chat.

Hosted by Blind Information Technology Specialists

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,,,781425635#,,,,0#,,592190#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

It’s Play Time: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Meka and Cindy welcome you to join in for another fun Friday night filled with games and laughter.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84421463247?pwd=R1Q0UnpTYTB3YUY5RysvclBuNjZ4UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84421463247#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 844 2146 3247

Passcode: 331558

 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

 

Weekend Wind Down: 11am ET, 8am PT, 5am HT

Grab your favorite morning beverage and let’s join Danette as we share an hour together, winding down from a long week.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82314252855?pwd=d2QzaU5LYmwxcnpJVmdqeG9DR016Zz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82314252855#,,,,,,0#,,236736#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 823 1425 2855

Passcode: 236736

 

Healthy Living Accountability Check-In: 12pm ET, 9am PT, 6am HT

Join others in the community for goal setting and idea sharing around staying healthy. Whether it’s supporting you on your weight-loss journey, trying to lower your cholesterol, blood sugar, or blood pressure, becoming more physically fit, giving up a bad habit, or something else altogether, here’s a chance for each of us to hold ourselves accountable in a supportive environment. Let’s get together once a week and celebrate successes, encourage one another through struggles, and become a healthier member of this ACB Community in the process.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88570448385?pwd=bGxwdVg4OUtPRVNYKzc2QU1hQmZCZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,88570448385#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 885 7044 8385

Passcode: 457372

 

Angel Eyes Fitness – Kickboxing Modified: 12pm ET, 9am PT, 6am HT

This medium to high intensity workout set to music that will get you PUMPED challenges the beginner and elite athlete alike. Build stamina, improve coordination and flexibility, and burn calories as you build lean muscle with this fun and challenging workout. Join Dawn Wells from Angel Eyes Fitness during this exciting 60 minute workout.

Hosted by Angel Eyes Fitness

Join the Call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81352344854

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,81352344854#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 813 5234 4854

 

So You Want to Host a Zoom Call: 2pm ET, 11am PT, 8am HT

Are you interested in hosting calls for your local chapter or affiliate? Come get a behind the scenes view of what it means to host a call. Let us show you what it’s like to be a mic runner in a virtual world and how to manage any size group.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83366447476?pwd=ZjdwbWRsZmd3eWQyK3lLSGZnZFZTdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83366447476#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 833 6644 7476

Passcode: 756319

 

Home, Garden and Agriculture: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am HT

This week, Deborah will interview Zelda to learn about dehydrating food. After a short interview, callers can ask Zelda questions. There will be time for calls about home, garden, or agriculture topics near the end of the hour. If you are interested in sharing your knowledge about sustainable living, raising food, or keeping livestock, Contact Deborah at acb.home.garden.agriculture@....

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83991080513?pwd=M3R5K2d1b1RlcXFYWDRGbWhZVTR0UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83991080513#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 839 9108 0513

Passcode: 833869

 

Care Giver Support Group: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am HT

If you are a care giver or have a friend or loved one in long-term care or assisted living, this group is for you. For all of us, this has been a very difficult time and we need one another. Let’s get together and give each other virtual hugs.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86326993699?pwd=NkZuSWw1TTA4U0Fsb0FNc3o1RzRwdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,86326993699#,,,,,,0#,,475583#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 863 2699 3699

Passcode: 475583

 

BITS Open Chat: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a nightly open chat.

Hosted by Blind Information Technology Specialists

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,781425635#,,,,0#,,592190#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

There’s a Skill for That: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Our Lady A device can do all kinds of things to help make our lives a little easier from providing helpful and sometimes useless information to even providing a little levity to our days. What is that one skill you’d like to share with our community? Join Cindy and Tyson for this Echo skill sharing bonanza!

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85127855560?pwd=UzhjUXE2b0tBSFZGV0QwWWF0ZzlwQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,85127855560#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 851 2785 5560

Passcode: 630139

 

Karaoke Night: 10pm ET, 7pm PT, 4pm HT

Meka and Cindy are besties who love to go to Karaoke together, but now they live 1600 miles apart and there’s a pandemic. So they’re opening their Zoom Room for some crazy singing fun and hope you’ll decide to join in. Get your karaoke song queued up on your computer, grab your favorite beverage of choice, and whether you come to sing or not, take part in some community time.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84421463247?pwd=R1Q0UnpTYTB3YUY5RysvclBuNjZ4UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84421463247#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 844 2146 3247

Passcode: 331558

 

 

 

 

 

Cindy Hollis

Membership Services Coordinator

American Council of the Blind

chollis@...

612-345-9036

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Introducing JAWS Training for Teachers and AT Instructors

David Trott
 

 

Elizabeth Whitaker posted: " Are you a teacher of the visually impaired or an assistive technology instructor? Want tips on where to start with your students? Visit our Teachers’ Resources page to learn about new JAWS training for teachers and AT instructors. About the Training "

 

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Introducing JAWS Training for Teachers and AT Instructors

by Elizabeth Whitaker

Are you a teacher of the visually impaired or an assistive technology instructor? Want tips on where to start with your students? Visit our Teachers’ Resources page to learn about new JAWS training for teachers and AT instructors.

About the Training

“JAWS Training for Teachers and AT instructors” will assist you when teaching students how to use JAWS. Each lesson is made up of modules that include a series of tasks, demonstration videos, and a quiz to test your knowledge. You will also be asked to fill out a short online training evaluation form at the end of each lesson.

One new lesson will be added at the end of each month. You will learn tasks such as:

·         Start JAWS and create hotkeys

·         Use FSReader and access the JAWS Basic Training

·         Read and edit documents

·         Access JAWS help

·         Teach students web navigation using Surf’s Up

·         Use refreshable braille with JAWS

Check out the table of contents for a complete list of topics.

What’s Included in Lesson One?

Lesson One, Learning and Teaching JAWS - Introduction and Resources, introduces you to the training and provides a wealth of available resources. Learn how to:

·         Empower your students who are blind or low vision

·         Navigate the Freedom Scientific   Online Training Center

·         Access JAWS training in DAISY format

·         Access the Freedom Scientific online webinars and recorded archives

·         Watch training videos on the Freedom Scientific YouTube Training Channel

·         Locate accessible typing tutors and teach students basic document navigation

Visit  the table of contents for links to lessons as they are added, and see the Freedom Scientific Training page for a complete list of learning resources.

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Weekly Community Schedule for 8/30 through 9/5, 2020

David Trott
 

Community Calls for August 30 — September 5

 

Please note, more events may be added throughout the week.

 

Below is information on how to connect to this week’s ACB Community calls. These calls are open to everyone. Membership in ACB is not required.

 

If not already receiving our daily schedule each morning, send a blank email to:

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Those without email can access this information by phone by dialing 1-800-424-8666 and listening to the prompts.

 

 

Sunday, August 30, 2020

 

The Blessing Table: 11am ET, 8am PT, 5am HT

Join Lynn for a time of sharing and reflection as together we count our blessings one by one over a cup of coffee, tea, or beverage of choice.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89280721208?pwd=UkIwT2pKajBicGJUWnBhR1hTMFVkQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89280721208#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 892 8072 1208

Passcode: 743311

 

Crafty Chat: 2pm ET, 11am PT, 8am HT

Mask Making with Kaila. With the country starting to open up and in many places it is a requirement for a face mask to be worn in public places, this is a great class right now. Learn how to make a face mask using minimal items from around the house.
supplies needed:
bandana, scarf, or handkerchief needs to be at least 20 inches by 20 inches so it’s large enough to cover your nose and mouth.
Two rubber bands or hair ties
Your ideas for how to make masks
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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82678771783?pwd=elRlY2haM2VMWFl3ZjRwL3F6a1lhdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82678771783#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 826 7877 1783

Passcode: 213821

 

Happy Hour With Trish: 3pm ET, 12pm PT, 9am HT

Grab that beer or your favorite beverage, take those shoes off, kick back and relax for an open chat, at the best place in town, where the drinks are free, the company is awesome, and we talk about whatever’s on your mind; whether it’s a pet pea, or an embarrassing moment. Come share your thoughts and chill with us for a while!!

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86943005904

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,86943005904#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 869 4300 5904

        

Fiction Writers Call: 4pm ET, 1pm PT, 10am HT

This call is for people who are aspiring fiction writers. We’ll discuss what we’re interested in writing, what’s holding us back, and bounce ideas off of each other to get the creative juices flowing. Whether you are a seasoned writer or just want to get started, you’re welcome. All genres are encouraged. This is a safe and judgment free place to talk. Moderated by Shannon Curry.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88279300620?pwd=bU5pWkREM3Fkc2lnL0x6VnFhNjVlZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,88279300620#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 882 7930 0620

Passcode: 972023

 

Surviving the brave new world of online learning: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am HT

If you've struggled to succeed with online classes, this event can help.  Deborah Armstrong is an experienced learner as well as a disability services professional. She'll discuss how to take courses online and how to cope when the content seems inaccessible. She'll cover the different types of learning management systems and the different ways in which online classes are conducted. There will be time for questions, but she'll also answer by email if you don't get a chance to ask or if you’d like to share your questions in advance. Her professional email which is publicly available is

armstrongdeborah@...

Join the call:

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One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83522246760#,,,,,,0#,,248988#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 835 2224 6760

Passcode: 248988

 

Let’s Just Talk About Jesus: 6pm ET, 3pm PT, 12pm HT

The focus of these calls is to share our walk with God as born again Christians applied to daily life. Linda and Vicki invite others who are comfortable to share  the same. Therefore,  different denominations or spiritual views will not be discussed. This forum is intended to be a non-judgmental, warm, welcoming place of encouragement where we can talk about what God has done for us and share prayer requests.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83319908214?pwd=dWw5ZDV1RTdLdHIvc2hkbFZYTzZqdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83319908214#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 833 1990 8214

Passcode: 458449

 

BITS Open Chat: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a nightly open chat.

Join the discussion:

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One tap mobile: +13126266799,,781425635#,,,,0#,,592190#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

David's Bar And Grill Social: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Looking for a slightly more relaxed but equally as fun gathering as any virtual social you've attended? Come to David's Bar And Grill, where we welcome regulars and new people every week. From ice breakers to random conversation, we cover it all, and more, at David's Bar and grill. So bring your food and beverage of choice and come join the fun.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89217989899?pwd=dzlWSEZIWkE3aE0wSEpObDNFSzVNQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89217989899#,,,,0#,,079283#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 892 1798 9899

Passcode: 079283

 

Monday, August 31, 2020

 

Coffee Social: 11AM ET, 8:00 AM PT, 5am HT

Let’s get social. Join Meka as together we get ready for the week ahead. Bring your favorite morning beverage and let’s connect.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82776327376?pwd=QWVpai9razRqemhZWlVuTG9mYVFxZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82776327376#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 827 7632 7376

Passcode: 375602

 

A to Z With Essential Oils: 2pm ET, 11am PT, 8am HT

It’s been a while, but is time to delve into the next few oils on our extensive list. This week we will learn about Balance, Bergamote, and Basil. Be sure to join Hayley, as she will be giving away samples of these oils to one of the attendees.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85883884402?pwd=WGVrSHdONW45OUFOVkpTZmdvWkZ2dz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,85883884402#

Phone : 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 858 8388 4402

Passcode: 235469

 

Zoom On Zoom: 4pm ET, 1pm PT, 10am HT

Have you been coming to the community calls for a while from your phone but find yourself nervous about using the actual app? Would you like to learn about some of the often unused features such as screen sharing or chat? Join Meka for explanations of some of Zoom's features and hands-on demonstrations. In order to get the most out of this workshop, please log on using your smartphone, tablet, or PC, or mac.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83366447476?pwd=ZjdwbWRsZmd3eWQyK3lLSGZnZFZTdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83366447476#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 833 6644 7476

Passcode: 756319

 

There's No Place Like Home: 6pm ET, 3pm PT, 12pm HT

Come join this call as we discuss searching for, purchasing, remodeling, and selling a property. You may be settled for the moment but one never knows when a change is necessary. There will be some presenters but we all have experience.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86539945429?pwd=RDNFVGFvaGZROUtvdlZ5T2pBWE5vdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,86539945429#,,,,,,0#,,595272#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 865 3994 5429

Passcode: 595272

 

¡VAMOS A HABLAR E (Let’s Talk Spanish): 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

¡BIENVENIDOS! Join amigas Minh Ha and Ashley Colburn every Monday evening for a friendly and informal meeting where we’ll discuss all things Spanish language and culture. We’ll bring different topics for discussion with plenty of time leftover for “conversación en español” with native and beginner speakers. All levels and abilities are welcome! ¡HASTA PRONTO! Sponsored by ACB Students. You can find group notes and words we learned during each session in this document. It will get updated weekly.

https://tinyurl.com/ACBSpanishgroup

Minh runs a Facebook group for language learners: https://m.facebook.com/groups/562134754546441?_rdr

Join the call:

https://zoom.us/j/96932054094?pwd=YnJuRjdsYjZyajR4K2JxRzQvS25Rdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,96932054094#,,,,,,0#,,492080#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 969 3205 4094

Passcode: VAMOS1 / 492080

 

The Joy of Music: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Join Donna for a fun time discussing Music. This is something  that  has no bounds. Everyone likes music of some kind. We all listen to music or create it for a myriad of reasons and the best thing about music is it evokes happiness for all to share.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87818585662?pwd=T0plRGVrYVZxQzdVbnNycUdTUVpuQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,87818585662#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 878 1858 5662

Passcode: 059298

 

Open Up the Facebook: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Does Facebook scare you? Did you open an account but don’t know what to do next? Do you feel like you’re just fumbling through and not really utilizing it like it could be used? Come with your iPhone and of course your questions, and let’s join Diane as we wade into the Facebook waters. Each week we’ll dive a little deeper until we’re all comfortable making Facebook friends, joining groups, and doing much more.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86577005511?pwd=TWZ0T01WM3V5QVI5VlpkbVh5V2g1Zz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,86577005511#,,,,,,0#,,753480#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 865 7700 5511

Passcode: 753480

 

BITS Open Chat: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for an open chat.

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,781425635#,,,,0#,,592190#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

Book Chat: 9:00pm ET, 6:00pm PT, 3:00pm HT

Join in the discussion of the book, “Trouble Don’t Last Always” by Francis Ray, DB72464, and any other interesting reads of the passed few weeks. Hosted by MCBVI member, Casey Dutmer.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86492094578?pwd=UWFZOHkvc3R6aGJaNHJqQkhSbC9xQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,86492094578#,,253425#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 864 9209 4578

Passcode: 253425

 

Trina's Lounge: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Come relax with us in Trina's lounge. We will discuss a wide variety of topics. However, we will try to avoid the heavy stuff. Come chill with us! Hosted by Ali; facilitated by Trina.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2411302199?pwd=TGlJeTQrL1RFdmVOdnVOd0F5 bzVVdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2411302199#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 241 1302 199

 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

 

Coffee Social: 11AM ET, 8:00 AM PT, 5am HT

Let’s get social. Join Cindy for good conversation over your favorite morning beverage.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83453355455?pwd=V3FzdEhpY1VvR1UzeTdvclNQaHlDQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83453355455#,,,,0#,,683371#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 834 5335 5455

Passcode: 683371

 

Taking Care of Our Mental Health – Conflict Resolution and Feeling Okay: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT

Do you find yourself in conflict with others and not knowing what to do?  Or, giving in just to keep a conflict from happening, then feeling you have lost?  You can change that and feel okay.  Come join Jessie Rayl, Ed.D. for this psychoeducational presentation and sharing.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional serving in a professional capacity and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82315949187?pwd=MWRiOENQZkZENXU5Z3ZBT3FONEVJQT09

One tap mobile: +1312626799,,82315949187#,,,,0#,,786781#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 823 1594 9187

Passcode: 786781

 

West Coast Coffee Break: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT

Join Joe Green, Regina Marie and the ACB Capital Chapter of CCB. Just come and bring your favorite hot beverage, West coast Style. Drop in for 5 minutes or stay the whole time for some free-flowing conversation. Connect with good friends and make some new ones.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6180851747?pwd=TVZKdXRqNXp0TkN2alRFRDRwS29UZz09

One tap mobile: +16699006833,,6180851747#,,,,,,0#,,2221934#

Phone: +669-900-6833

Meeting ID: 618 085 1747

Passcode: 2221934

 

So You Want to Host a Zoom Call: 6pm ET, 3pm PT, 12pm HT

Are you interested in hosting calls for your local chapter or affiliate? Come get a behind the scenes view of what it means to host a call. Let us show you what it’s like to be a mic runner in a virtual world and how to manage any size group.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83366447476?pwd=ZjdwbWRsZmd3eWQyK3lLSGZnZFZTdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83366447476#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 833 6644 7476

Passcode: 756319

 

Tuesday Topics: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

It seems amazing that we are now six months into the pandemic, but we are. When Tuesday Topics first started we did a show that tried to explore some of the ways that people who are blind were affected by covid-19. We looked at positives and negatives. I want us to do that again, six months into the crisis and see if our feelings have changed. How is keeping our distance going? How do other community members react to us when we go out? How are guide dogs doing with the pandemic? How well are apps holding up? Have things gotten better or worse over the last few months? Are you more likely or less likely to go out now than you were a couple of months ago? How do you feel about masks and do they affect whether you will go out or not? What about public transit or other services? How has education been?

Listen in on ACB Radio Mainstream:

www.acbradio.org/mainstream

Join the  webinar 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time:

https://zoom.us/j/887066437

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,887066437#

Phone 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 887 066 437

 

BITS Open Chat: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a nightly chat.

Join the call:

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,781425635#,,,,0#,,#592190#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

Tuesday Talks with Tiff: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Come have informal  and engaging conversations with Tiff about what it is like to be young and blind in the 21st century. If you’re a young professional, college student, or someone under the age of 45 who is still trying to figure it all out, join us. We will talk about life, love, and everything in between.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89127141198?pwd=ME4rc0cxd3Y1WlZUdFZKU2JsZ1VpUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89127141198#,,,,,,0#,,4447300#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 891 2714 1198

Passcode: 4447300

 

Foodie Fun – It's GRILLING good: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

A labor of love, whether Indoors or Outdoors, it's time to get fired up. From the basic beginner to that seasoned pro, we have got the dish for you. Even if you don't want to cook it up, there's a BBQ pit near you to call it in -Yes. From Burgers to Steak, we have got you covered. Saddle up for a smokin' good time as Cachet and the foodie gang are gearing up to grill some of your favorite summertime goodies!

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83238431462?pwd=U3g4SmNHOXJTQ2FQU256NlErUGlSZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83238431462#,,,,0#,,707776#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 832 3843 1462

Passcode: 707776

 

Sheltering In Place, Together: 10pm ET, 7pm PT, 4pm HT

Sick of isolating? Bored out of your gourd? Come chillax with your friends in Oregon for a while. Stay for 10 minutes, stay the whole 90. Its all good! We will discuss a wide range of topics. Come join the fun! Hosted by Teresa Christian and Pat Wallace of ACB of Oregon.

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/6734662226

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,6734662226#

Phone: 346-248-7799

Meeting ID: 673-466-2226#

 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

 

Healthy Living Accountability Check-In: 10am ET, 7am PT, 4am HT

Join others in the community for goal setting and idea sharing around staying healthy. Whether it’s supporting you on your weight-loss journey, trying to lower your cholesterol, blood sugar, or blood pressure, becoming more physically fit, giving up a bad habit, or something else altogether, here’s a chance for each of us to hold ourselves accountable in a supportive environment. Let’s get together once a week and celebrate successes, encourage one another through struggles, and become a healthier member of this ACB Community in the process.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88219384455?pwd=b1N3WFJlRFNrZjVwNDdlbjhDV0NZZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,88219384455#,,,,,,0#,,561891#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 882 1938 4455

Passcode: 561891

 

Wednesday Check-In: 11am ET, 8am PT, 5am HT

It’s mid-week. Whether things are going good, or you’re feeling a bit over-whelmed, here’s an opportunity for us to connect and just check in. Because, there’s something reassuring about being a part of a community. So let’s join Eugene and the gang for a little company and a boost to our week.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83870863625?pwd=bVZ4Rm1McDRkZ25jdlVYaE9FekRvUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83870863625#,,,,0#,,275989#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 838 7086 3625

Passcode: 275989

 

Widows and Widowers: 2pm ET, 11am PT, 8am HT

Join Roger Dennis for a time of sharing and connection. Together we will remember our partners and gain ideas on how to make living alone easier.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84417050607?pwd=NVc1ME92ZmtvSEFleEpvNWRWKy9mUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84417050607#,,,,0#,,574826#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 844 1705 0607

Passcode: 574826

 

Easy Chair Yoga: 4pm ET, 1pm PT, 10am HT

All you need is a chair, some comfortable clothes, and no shoes and together we can enjoy a relaxing and stress-free hour in the comfort of our own homes. Hosted by Leslie Spoone, Certified Aerobic Instructor and Personal Trainer.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85810305595?pwd=T1BlNEtiWi93eHZUcGF6bGgvNnU4UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,85810305595#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 858 1030 5595

Passcode: 954475

 

Tweet, Tweet, Tweet: 6pm ET, 3pm PT, 12pm HT

Have you ever wondered what's up with all of those hashtags, trending topics, and mentions? What's a DM, anyway? Well, birds aren't the only ones with the ability to tweet. Please join Meka and learn what Twitter is, why you might want to try it, and how you, too, can start giving your 280 character thoughts on the world wide web!

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83366447476?pwd=ZjdwbWRsZmd3eWQyK3lLSGZnZFZTdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83366447476#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 833 6644 7476

Passcode: 756319

 

It’s Electric: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Do you have questions about the Instant Pot, air fryer or other small kitchen appliances?  What about the ones that work with Lady A?  Join Jeannie to learn and share info about these great kitchen helpers!

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86953351998?pwd=SFZUR09sTWEwSHh4RlR6c24wc2pkdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,86953351998#,,,,,,0#,,694167#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 869 5335 1998

Passcode: 694167

 

Open Mic Night: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Hosted by Gregg Wandsneider, Tripple G, open mic is a time for community sharing of songs, jokes, poems and stories. Performers can take the virtual stage for up to 12 minutes. Please keep material family appropriate! All are welcome, performers and listeners!

Join in the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3114235410?pwd=WVhOZzV0dHdLNmp0VTcrS0ViWDdNQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,3114235410#,,,,,,0#,,694167#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 311 423 5410

Passcode: 694167

 

BITS Open Chat: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a nightly open chat.

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,781425635#,,,,0#,,592190#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

Taking Care of Our Mental Health – Conflict Resolution and Feeling Okay: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Do you find yourself in conflict with others and not knowing what to do?  Or, giving in just to keep a conflict from happening, then feeling you have lost?  You can change that and feel okay.  Come join Jessie Rayl, Ed.D. for this psychoeducational presentation and sharing.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional serving in a professional capacity and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82315949187?pwd=MWRiOENQZkZENXU5Z3ZBT3FONEVJQT09

One tap mobile: +1312626799,,82315949187#,,,,0#,,786781#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 823 1594 9187

Passcode: 786781

 

AABT Resource Roundtable: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Come one, come all, present and retired teachers. Let’s gather together for a resource sharing time. Bring your favorite free or low cost resources. Teachers are always looking for new ideas.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5976332328?pwd=alRWZWR4Z0VLTEVHeFZCVkhVaGREQT09

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5976332328?pwd=alRWZWR4Z0VLTEVHeFZCVkhVaGREQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,5976332328#,,,,,,0#,,360324#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 597 633 2328

Passcode: 360324

 

Midlife Mingle: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

If you would like to connect with others, share  hobbies, address any issues or concerns that effect those of us whom are middle aged while having a relaxing and lively discussion, than join  Karen Hughes and others. Topics are flexible and all are welcome.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84759202263?pwd=RklqdkVWaWMvOWEyRDlFbWt6UHJmQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84759202263#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 847 5920 2263

Passcode: 285644

 

Meditation Celebration: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Join In for a special half-hour together including a 20 minute meditation. We look forward to you coming. Your presence, is our gift, our present. Your participation is our anticipation.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87666882311?pwd=VXNsU1MrOU5vWmMxbUpLZzByaWtNUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,87666882311#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 876 6688 2311

Passcode: 153764

 

Mid-Week Serenity: 10pm ET, 7pm PT, 4pm HT

Sometimes life gets a hold of us and we just need to remember to keep it simple and breathe. Join Cheryl for a peaceful time of guided reflection, rejuvenation, and recharging of our spirit.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84338696240?pwd=RGRENTd3RzUvV3VUVXc1V1E1Yk52UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84338696240#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 843 3869 6240

Passcode: 256201

 

Thursday, September 3, 2020

 

Coffee Social: 11AM ET, 8:00 AM PT, 5am HT

Let’s get social. Join Cindy and the gang for good conversation over your favorite morning beverage.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83453355455?pwd=V3FzdEhpY1VvR1UzeTdvclNQaHlDQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83453355455#,,,,0#,,683371#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 834 5335 5455

Passcode: 683371

 

West Coast Coffee Break: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT

Join Joe Green, Regina Marie and the ACB Capital Chapter of CCB. Just come and bring your favorite hot beverage, West coast Style. Drop in for 5 minutes or stay the whole time for some free-flowing conversation. Connect with good friends and make some new ones.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6180851747?pwd=TVZKdXRqNXp0TkN2alRFRDRwS29UZz09

One tap mobile: +16699006833,,6180851747#,,,,,,0#,,2221934#

Phone: +669-900-6833

Meeting ID: 618 085 1747

Passcode: 2221934

 

Tips and Tricks for Around the House: 3pm ET, 12pm PT, 9am HT

We’ve all come to vision loss in different ways and times in our lives. Here’s an opportunity to ask those, “How do you do this?” questions and share tried and true techniques with one another. Join Elizabeth Bowden for a candid chat of sharing, and let’s help each other make our lives a little easier in the process.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83852204329?pwd=Nm5jL2R2ZWkwRXNaS1VqU0tJL3BiUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83852204329#,,791395#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 838 5220 4329

Passcode: 791395

 

Resistance 101: 3:30pm ET, 12:30pm PT, 9:30am HT

It’s time for an upper body workout using resistance bands. Hand weights, Soup cans, or other household items can be substituted. These exercises can be done sitting or standing. Let’s all get moving with Leslie Spoone, Certified Aerobic Instructor and Personal Trainer.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85810305595?pwd=T1BlNEtiWi93eHZUcGF6bGgvNnU4UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,85810305595#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 858 1030 5595

Passcode: 954475

 

Open Chat with Missouri: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am HT

Let’s stay social. Join this open chat with our friends from the Missouri Council of the Blind.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2509078857

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2509078857#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 250 907 8857

 

Needle Knitting with Jeannie and Jane: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am HT

Those of you who want to learn to knit are asked to join us at the start of the first hour. For those who want to perhaps learn some new stitches, techniques and/or patterns, join us at the beginning of the second hour for some discussion, sharing of resources and knit along projects where we’re sure to learn from each other. Our first knit along project is called  Sideways  Gloves.  The pattern has been posted.  We hope to see you there! To stay connected with us, join

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or Send a blank email to

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Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82073109349?pwd=MVlzNmRFZGcxNzBRbXpJbUNxclN4UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82073109349#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 820 7310 9349

Passcode: 271025

 

Technology Learning Lab: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

Come to learn about and discuss various technology topics. These could include learning about iPhone and iPad apps, feature demonstrations, as well as answering questions asked by participants. Shawn Thiel from ACB of Ohio will do his best to ensure that audio from the iOS device, computer, Victor Reader stream, Etc. is put through his mixer to be as clear as possible.

Join the call:

https://zoom.us/j/96501872692?pwd=RzdCT1ZTKy82WUlXNUJXN24ybzhtdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,96501872692#,,,,,,0#,,636414#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 965 0187 2692

Passcode: 636414

 

VISAbilities – Visually Impaired Seniors Abilities: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

Remember when we had Labor Day BBQs and pool parties with friends?  They were such fun.  Well, we are having our own virtual end of summer blast and YOU’RE INVITED!  So, let’s roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer!  Bring your favorite summer munchies, beverage, and a favorite summer memory to share.  We will provide the music, games, and a prize or two.  (Bikinis and speedos are optional)

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84159641815?pwd=a2dlamVEeUVNTEY1UHRBTGNCYXkwUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84159641815#,,,,,,0#,,736467#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 841 5964 1815

Passcode: 736467

 

Moving On After Divorce: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

Whether after one or thirty years together, divorce changes the fabric of your life. With so much brokenness, family, friendships, finances, and even ones social life can all take a bit of a beating. How do you move on and regain your identity? How do you trust again? How do you forge new friendships? Join Sheila and others who have, or are moving on, and together let's create a safe place of sharing, caring, and connection. For everyone's information, we will be locking the room five minutes after 7, so if you are late, you will not be able to join us. We really want everyone to be able to feel free to share without interruptions.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2435998863

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2435998863#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 243 599 8863

 

Reflect, Remember, Relax: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

No matter what your age, we’ve all felt nostalgic for the old days.  Join Annie for a relaxing hour of reflecting and trips down Memory Lane.  Who knows where the conversation may lead.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84386642357?pwd=R0RMdFJjNkROa3hnWTNQRkk5b3ZiZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84386642357#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 843 8664 2357

Passcode: 186939

 

Cancer Club: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Come join the club. This call is for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers to connect and support each other. Whether you have a recent diagnosis, have been cancer free for years, or anything in between, you are welcome.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87380170042?pwd=SG1sK3p1VWJ1MExoRS84RXJWRXNSZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,87380170042#,,,,,,0#,,539219#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 873 8017 0042

Passcode: 539219

 

Sobriety First: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

This weekly meeting is for recovering alcoholics and addicts who cannot get to a meeting near their location.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2019068524

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2019068524#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 201-906-8524

 

BITS Open Chat: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a nightly open chat.

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,781425635#,,,,0#,,592190#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

Fashion Focus: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

This is a new community call to talk about the latest fashions! Each call will feature a different fashion topic. Sara Conrad, an experienced presenter at ACB and affiliate conferences about fashion in the blindness community, will host each call. Sara is also a new fashion business owner and has a passion for styling in ways that empower women to chase their dreams. We may even have a special guest from time to time! This week, we will focus on casual comfort clothes. Learn how to dress comfortably but nicely for working from home, joining video calls, quick trips to the store, and so on. While the main focus is on women's fashion, all are welcome to attend.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81651037930?pwd=M29GdVJwZWE1aXA2QmlHSlVlTHc2UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,81651037930#,,,,,,0#,,637909#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 816 5103 7930

Passcode: 637909

 

David's Bar And Grill Social: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Looking for a slightly more relaxed but equally as fun gathering as any virtual social you've attended? Come to David's Bar And Grill, where we welcome regulars and new people every week. From ice breakers to random conversation, we cover it all, and more, at David's Bar and grill. So bring your food and beverage of choice and come join the fun.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89217989899?pwd=dzlWSEZIWkE3aE0wSEpObDNFSzVNQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89217989899#,,,,0#,,079283#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 892 1798 9899

Passcode: 079283

 

Friday, September 4, 2020

 

Friday Morning Check-In and Chat: 11am ET, 8am PT, 5am HT

It's Friday, that means the weekend is here, and it's the last day of work for most. Celebrate the end of the week with David and your fellow community members with some lively chatter and fun. Meet new people, re-acquaint with old friends, and give yourself 60 minutes of smiles and good conversation to welcome in the start of the weekend.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88506675123?pwd=cnhnRS9VZ1lhWWpEN3RMcUFYaGx5Zz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,88506675123#,,,,,,0#,,674930#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 885 0667 5123

Passcode: 674930

 

CCLVI Coffee Break: 11am ET, 8am PT, 5am HT

Come sip some coffee, tea, or whatever keeps you going on a Friday morning! Join Kathy and Tom for a relaxing chat to prepare for the weekend.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83893497160?pwd=VEdTUm1nc3NiZzFQaml2VHFhU3hyQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83893497160#,,,,,,0#,,056973#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 838 9349 7160

Passcode: 056973

 

Writing Workshop: 12:30pm ET, 9:30am PT, 6:30am HT

Basics, simplicity or as in-depth as you wish to go. Journaling. Memoir writing. Story writing. Poems. How do I start? I have a manuscript,, what do I do next? We will have time for questions, as well as contact information, to keep the conversation going. Let’s do it! Learn more about Cheryl McNeil Risher here: Www.cherylmcneilfisher.com

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84813113184?pwd=REJEakpyNG1PRitZZzdDNUZUaWY2UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84813113184#,,,,,,0#,,799951#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 848 1311 3184

Passcode: 799951

 

Sheltering In Place, Together: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT

Sick of isolating? Bored out of your gourd? Come chillax with your friends in Oregon for a while. Stay for 10 minutes, stay the whole 90. Its all good! We will discuss a wide range of topics. Come join the fun! Hosted by Teresa Christian and Pat Wallace of ACB of Oregon.

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/6734662226

One tap mobile: +13462487799,,6734662226#

Phone: 346-248-7799

Meeting ID: 673-466-2226#

 

Back to School in High Tech Style with Apple: 3pm ET, 12pm PT, 9am HT

All around the country, school is starting back up, but this year will be different than ever before. During these challenging times, people are finding it necessary to work and learn from home. Join Matt Vollbrecht, certified Apple Teacher, as he and his team discuss and demonstrate various apps, features, and more that can make learning and working from home productive and fun. Learn about different activities and other ideas that will enhance time with the family at home. And of course, it will all work with Voiceover. Teachers, parents, grandparents, and more will benefit from the suggestions and ideas that are shared, so don’t miss this presentation.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89327454957?pwd=SlkyT083cGRIZm1WakVNbVRVYkdFZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89327454957#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar Id: 893 2745 4957

Passcode: 249294

 

Blind Health and Beauty – Waxing: 6pm ET, 3pm PT, 12pm HT 

There’s still some summer left and that means body waxing is in full swing. If you’ve ever wondered about waxing your eyebrows or other areas, join Chelsea for a candid discussion on this topic and possibly others. No matter what your level of vision, you can learn useful and empowering non-visual beauty and grooming techniques that will build your self- confidence, independence, and personal and professional self-image. Join Chelsea Nguyen, Owner and Trainer with CN Vision Image Consulting, LLC for this special presentation and discussion.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86432376746?pwd=cVJGcGdoV3JyWXpiVno0SjUvSE5tdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,,, 864 3237 6746#,,,,0#,,595226#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 864 3237 6746

Passcode: 595226

 

BITS Open Chat: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a nightly open chat.

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,,,781425635#,,,,0#,,592190#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

It’s Play Time: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Meka and Cindy welcome you to join in for another fun Friday night filled with games and laughter.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84421463247?pwd=R1Q0UnpTYTB3YUY5RysvclBuNjZ4UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84421463247#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 844 2146 3247

Passcode: 331558

 

Saturday, September 5, 2020

 

Weekend Wind Down: 11am ET, 8am PT, 5am HT

Grab your favorite morning beverage and let’s join Melanie as we share an hour together, winding down from a long week.

Join the discussion:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82314252855?pwd=d2QzaU5LYmwxcnpJVmdqeG9DR016Zz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82314252855#,,,,,,0#,,236736#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 823 1425 2855

Passcode: 236736

 

So You Want to Host a Zoom Call: 2pm ET, 11am PT, 8am HT

Are you interested in hosting calls for your local chapter or affiliate? Come get a behind the scenes view of what it means to host a call. Let us show you what it’s like to be a mic runner in a virtual world and how to manage any size group.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83366447476?pwd=ZjdwbWRsZmd3eWQyK3lLSGZnZFZTdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83366447476#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 833 6644 7476

Passcode: 756319

 

Care Giver Support Group: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am HT

If you are a care giver or have a friend or loved one in long-term care or assisted living, this group is for you. For all of us, this has been a very difficult time and we need one another. Let’s get together and give each other virtual hugs.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group nor will it be facilitated by a health care professional and does not purport to provide mental health services.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86326993699?pwd=NkZuSWw1TTA4U0Fsb0FNc3o1RzRwdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,86326993699#,,,,,,0#,,475583#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 863 2699 3699

Passcode: 475583

 

BITS Open Chat: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a nightly open chat.

Join the discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/781425635?pwd=cGhKMlZPQ1N6cmZyQ1BRSzV5QzFndz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,781425635#,,,,0#,,592190#

Phone 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 781-425-635

Passcode: 592190

 

Karaoke Night: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Meka and Cindy are besties who love to go to Karaoke together, but now they live 1600 miles apart and there’s a pandemic. So they’re opening their Zoom Room for some crazy singing fun and hope you’ll decide to join in. Get your karaoke song queued up on your computer, grab your favorite beverage of choice, and whether you come to sing or not, take part in some community time.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84421463247?pwd=R1Q0UnpTYTB3YUY5RysvclBuNjZ4UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84421463247#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 844 2146 3247

Passcode: 331558

 

 

 

 

Cindy Hollis

Membership Services Coordinator

American Council of the Blind

chollis@...

612-345-9036

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ACB Expands Specialized Help Hours with Be My Eyes

David Trott
 

 

­ACB Expands Specialized Help Hours with Be My Eyes

Link to announcement: https://acb.org/extended-hours-be-my-eyes

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (August 27, 2020) – The American Council of the Blind is expanding its partnership hours with Be My Eyes, an innovative app that provides real-time video assistance for individuals who are blind and visually impaired. Now, ACB’s support staff and volunteers will be able to field calls from the Specialized Help Providers section of the app from noon to 5 p.m. Eastern on weekdays.

 

“We appreciate the partnership ACB has with Be My Eyes and believe through this opportunity, we are able to leverage more resources to assist those who are blind or who have low vision,” said ACB executive director Eric Bridges. “This is an amazing extension of the work we are doing for ACB members and the greater blind community.”

 

At a time of such uncertainty and isolation, ACB has been expanding its reach not only to its membership but to others outside of the ACB community by providing a host of calls via Zoom as part of our community events, utilizing ACB Radio and podcasts, an active and engaging Facebook group, and now 25 hours per week on the Be My Eyes platform.

 

While many Americans struggle with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, ACB is now able to provide remote guidance and consultation on key areas impacting the rights of Americans who are blind, and offer critical information on resources and supports available. Under the Specialized Help offerings with Be My Eyes, ACB is alongside companies such as Google, Microsoft, and P&G providing support and resources to the blindness community. ACB is proud to be maximizing the use of technology coupled with the personal touch to connect with their members and deliver services in a whole new way. 

 

Now with almost 4 million users and a growing family of company partners, Be My Eyes is one of the largest “micro-volunteering” platforms in the world, with more than 3.5 million volunteers on call at all times to assist those who need an extra pair of eyes at short notice.

 

The American Council of the Blind is a national grassroots consumer organization representing Americans who are blind and visually impaired. With 70 affiliates, ACB strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and to improve quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people. Learn more by visiting www.acb.org.

 

To inquire about Be My Eyes, contact community@....

 

Contact:
Cindy Van Winkle
(612) 345-9036
cvanwinkle@...

 

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