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Updated weekly community schedule

David Trott
 

Community Calls for August 23 — 29

 

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Sunday, August 23, 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

Making a bird house from a tree With Lisa. Imagine taking the BART from a fallen tree and developing it into a birdhouse, a real little house that birds can use! Well that is what I do and I’m pleased to share it with you!

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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

 

Foodie Fun - It's Time To Dish: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am HT

Love it or leave it – the good, the bad and the untasty. Have you ever dined out at a restaurant that didn't hold up to your expectations. Could it be that you wanted to just give it a pass just based on its reputation. Did you enjoy the food, but the service was just unacceptable? Was it that the restaurant was not accessible, that it just made everything go down hill? Join Cachet and the rest of us Foodies as we navigate through some of your best and worst restaurants across the country.

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.

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

 

Monday, August 24, 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

 

Getting Back to Life with Essential Oils: 2pm ET, 11am PT, 8am HT

In just a few short weeks, many students will be returning to school. Maybe it’s not going to look like the school we’d all like, but at some point it will. So whether you are returning to school or work, let’s talk about ways to use essential oils to help you be as prepared as possible. We’ll explore oils for immunity, focus and concentration, and even how to incorporate oils into healthy recipes that boost energy needed to make it through the day.

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/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

Hello, you are at the front door! This week we will continue to discuss de-cluttering. There is much information to share and not everyone had an opportunity to share or give suggestions. Join Patty Slaby with the assistance of Linda Yacks for an entertaining hour.

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

 

Workout with Achilles International: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Join us for an evening workout with Achilles International, Director of Triathlon Program, Francesco Magisano. Francesco will led us through an introductory strength training exercise with proper form and technique. The Tokyo Paralympic Games opening ceremony was postponed from today until 2021; let’s commemorate what would have been by doing some physical activity of our own!

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82794557001?pwd=eVBCd09RZUR2UEw0VkdqRzZzUmtTdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82794557001#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 827 9455 7001

Passcode: 661346

 

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

 

Employment Changes Due to COVID: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

The employment environment has changed drastically in response to COVID. Remote work, strict restrictions, and a soaring unemployment rate are just some of the factors that can either create barriers or opportunities in the blindness community. Let's discuss how to leverage these changes for the better as we learn to thrive in this new environment. Facilitators: Sara Conrad and Sara Freeman Smith, ACB Employment Committee

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84993810388?pwd=VndjZDRVRW8ybEZZNkVjQklsQ2hFQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84993810388#,,,,,,0#,,564268#

Meeting ID: 849 9381 0388

Passcode: 564268

 

Diabetes Forum: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

ACB Diabetics in Action is pleased to host a forum for the discussion of pre-diabetes, diabetes, and skills many use to cope with diabetes.  We will also provide an update on the brand new Libre 2 continuous glucose monitor.  Finally, if you would like to share a particular resource you find helpful a portion of the program will be devoted to resource sharing.

Join the call:

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

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89890083677#

Meeting ID: 898 9008 3677

 

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

 

Membership Focus Call: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

How to include everyone in your affiliate. speakers will touch on what actions would help members feel included and willing to be involved. In some groups, older members are told to step aside and let the younger members handle the activities. As older members start having hearing impairment or other additional disabilities, other issues might hamper involvement. In other groups, younger members are told to let more seasoned members do what is needed and to wait your turn. Also, as younger members have less experience, they may not volunteer. *Although traditional expectations have changed over time, women may still find it challenging to speak up and be assertive in group situations. Members of BPI may feel uncomfortable with some conversations. Speakers will be Gabriel Lopez Kafati, BPI; Jeff Thom, AAVL; Minh Ha, ACBS: and Linda Porelle, ACB Women. Steven Salas and Greg Lindberg will be attending for ACB Next Generation. 

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

Join the call:

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, August 25, 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 – How to Agree to Disagree and Remain Intact: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT

Do you find yourself not saying things because you fear how others might react?  Are you fearful of being disagreed with, or disagreeing with others?  Join Jessie L. Rayl, Ed.D. for this psychoeducational presentation, and learn the art of agreeing to disagree and remaining intact, maybe even friends.

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

 

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

After a hot summer day, grab a refreshing drink and relax with Mountain State Council members and friends. Join in the fun discussion about "This Day in History."

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7993378005

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,7993378005#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 799 337 8005

 

Tuesday Topics: 7pm E                                                                                                                                                                        T, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

Tuesday Topics is now old enough to drink and old enough to vote everywhere. It is fitting, therefore, that we talk a little about voting at ACB and its affiliates.

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

 

Multicultural Affairs Committee holds book Discussion of “The Warmth of Other Suns”: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.

Join the call:

https://zoom.us/j/99424680285?pwd=L09ORERsN3Zob28za2NNRjRLYS8wdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,99424680285#,,,,,,0#,,250494#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 994 2468 0285

Passcode: 250494

 

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

 

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

If you would like to informally learn about the German language: words, phrases, pronunciation, etc. please join Maureen as we explore and experience this fun, beautiful language. Each week we’ll get together for a half-hour to learn new words and have mini conversations in German. We'd love to have you join 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

 

The No Geek Speak Arena 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Windows running slow? Does your PC feel like it’s stuck in Molasses? Come in to the arena and learn some best practices for keeping your computer running smooth and fast. And of course your questions answered in plain, no geek speak.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89658947120?pwd=eit5SlZuRFBoRmJTbXVBOHQva29oZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89658947120#,,,,,,0#,,629674#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 896 5894 7120

Passcode: 629674

 

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, August 26, 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

 

Tea In the Art Parlor: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am HT

Join Friends In Art for  companionship and all things art. This week’s topic will be on ideas on future topics for our group. We hope you bring your ideas and the beverage of choice . Don’t forget to invite a friend. 😊

Join the call:

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87863102825?pwd=UU1JaVRxbTlCdDhYWHJaK2Fwd0tKQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,87863102825#,,,,,,0#,,762038#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 878 6310 2825

Passcode: 762038

 

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

 

Gone Fishing Recipe Swap: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

Recipe Swap has "Gone Fishing" this week! Get your hooks bated and come fish with us to see what you might catch when we share our seafood recipes with each other!

Join the call:

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

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2435998863#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 243 599 8863

 

ACB Women Unite: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Join ACB Women as we meet to share and grow. This week we’ll talk about women’s friendships, from our long-time BFF’s to that new friend we’re eager to get to know. There’s a place in our circle waiting just for you. Facilitators: Danette Dixon and Linda Porelle

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

 

To Mobility and Beyond: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Members of the ACB Environmental Access and Transportation Committees and special guest speakers will present timely information about transit, paratransit and navigating life as pedestrians who are blind and visually impaired. Come ready to learn, to share your own experiences and to ask your transportation and environmental access questions. This month we will be joined by Ms. Dawn Sweet, the Director of Headquarters Operations for the Federal Transit Administration's Office of Civil Rights. Dawn will provide an update and answer your questions about the use of transit and paratransit in this age of COVID-19 and related health and safety requirements.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89486060623?pwd=UDN1NVBLdEg5T0JIbDZvYmVuRExuUT09

One tap Mobile: +13126266799,,89486060623#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 894 8606 0623

Passcode: 844658

 

Main Menu Live: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Please join the Main Menu Live team as we talk all about authoring in the digital age. We first welcome the Carroll Center’s David Kingsbury who has written two books all about the web and formatting documents in Word. Which browser are you using today and which one should you use? Learn more from David’s book When One Web Browser Is Not Enough: A Guide for Windows Screen Reader Users. We then turn to publishing and the art of producing your content. We talk with David about his book Format Your Word Documents with JAWS and NVDA: A Guide for Students and Professionals. We also ask David about his process of producing his books to ensure they meet the needs of his audience. In the second hour we speak with Michael Feir, the author of Personal Power; The iOS Edition. We talk about the publishing business from an accessibility perspective. Is it possible for a blind individual to produce a professional looking document? What tools and techniques are being used to accomplish this task if it is possible? Can one publish in multiple accessible formats?

Listen on ACB Radio Mainstream:

www.acbradio.org/mainstream

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84497802916

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84497802916#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 844 9780 2916

   

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

 

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 it’s glory!

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88054983722?pwd=bGMwd2tXUDI4Q0ZVZVo3RW5IcE1XQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,88054983722#,,,,,,0#,,614274#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 880 5498 3722

Passcode: 614274

 

Taking Care of Our Mental Health – How to Agree to Disagree and Remain Intact: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Do you find yourself not saying things because you fear how others might react?  Are you fearful of being disagreed with, or disagreeing with others?  Join Jessie L. Rayl, Ed.D. for this psychoeducational presentation, and learn the art of agreeing to disagree and remaining intact, maybe even friends.

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

 

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, August 27, 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.

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: 4pm ET, 1pm PT, 10am 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

 

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

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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

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

 

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.

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, August 21, 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/82687345107?pwd=dUpNVHRJa2cvcm15b28vWmFJcjZwZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82687345107#,,,,,,0#,,011782#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 826 8734 5107

Passcode: 011782

 

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

 

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#

 

Listen To the Music with Apple: 3pm ET, 12pm PT, 9am HT

In this session, Matt Vollbrecht, certified Apple Teacher, along with members from his team, will discuss the Music app, Apple Music, iTunes Match, AirPlay 2, and much more. Learn how to navigate the Music app with Voiceover, how to get music on to your devices, how to create playlists, how to listen to radio stations, and much more.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/comunnity

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 

It’s summer and that means swimming, sunning, and wanting to look our best. This week, Chelsea talks us through body waxing and answers all the questions we have, and some we may not know we have. Because, no matter what our level of vision, we can learn useful and empowering non-visual beauty and grooming techniques that will build our self- confidence, independence, and personal and professional self-image. Chelsea Nguyen is Owner and Trainer with CN Vision Image Consulting, LLC.

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

 

Is the ADA Misunderstood or Just Being Ignored By the Blindness Community?: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Come put your questions and concerns about the American's with Disabilities Act to  Chris  Bell,  one of the authors of the ADA, and a long-time disability rights lawyer and ACB member.

Disclaimer: Any responses during this session will not constitute legal advice and you  should consult an attorney if you desire legal advice. 

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82722231023?pwd=d2lxZGxKMGZQODFkNUhYWUxKa2RaQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82722231023#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 827 2223 1023

Passcode: 707398

 

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

 

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

 

Saturday, August 29, 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

 

Angel Eyes -- Pro Boxing Fit: 12pm ET, 9am PT, 6am HT

This program instructs in boxing’s rhythmic movements while incorporating various strength and conditioning training to make for a complete workout. Optional Tools: 1-2 lbs and 2-3 lbs set of small hand weights, medium and light resistance bands and a chair, boxing gloves and boxing bag. Water bottles can also be used as weight. 1 hour

Join the call:

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

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,81352344854#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 813 5234 4854

 

Guide Dog Users of Washington State (GDUWS) 2020 Fling: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT

Like so many events, the GDUWS Spring Fling was cancelled by Covid. But we’re back and you’re invited! GDUWS will have a short business meeting open to all, an update from Sarah  Calhoun from GDUI, and our featured Presentation “Pet First Aide” presented by Rebecca Minelga. Our guide dogs and pets take such great care of us, so come learn how we can take great care of them. If there’s time Rebecca will also share about raising Primrose, one of the pups from the original “Pick Of The Litter”.

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84358001082?pwd=MFk5YVpWTk9HSnNNOFM0UHJmbUNBUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84358001082#,,,,,,0#,,054472#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 843 5800 1082

Passcode: 054472

 

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

 

Virtual Couples Connection: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

If you’d like to see if romance can bloom from a game played on Zoom, join us as members of our community who are single and ready to mingle take part in a possible meeting of the heart. Inspired by the old TV  version of The Dating Game, Cindy and Wendy are ready to host this fun evening of love and laughter.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

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

 

 

 

Cindy Hollis

Membership Services Coordinator

American Council of the Blind

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612-345-9036

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Weekly schedule of Community Calls, 8/22-8/29

David Trott
 

Community Calls for August 22 — 29

 

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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Saturday, August 22, 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

 

Angel Eyes Pilates and Stretch with Chair option: 12pm ET, 9am PT, 6am HT

Life is but a balancing act, right? So let’s work on that balance together with Pilates. A low impact class with endurance (repeat) movements that focuses on improving flexibility, core strength (lower back, hip, and abdominal muscles) and body awareness. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. This is a one hour class.

Join the call:

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

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,81352344854#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 813 5234 4854

 

Want to Be an Author or Writer?: 3pm ET, 12pm PT, 9am HT

Come join us for a safe place to inspire each other, learn about connections, and learn the steps to making your dream come true. Facilitated by Jenny Anderson.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83271188878?pwd=cGVEeFNoRDJ6bmF2NzBTK2VwalBHQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83271188878#,,,,,,0#,,177108#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 832 7118 8878

Passcode: 177108

 

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

 

Productivity Apps To Optimize Your Daily Life: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

It’s time for ACB Next Generation's Saturday Night Live Hangout. Want to make your life more productive and efficient? We will cover the iPhone Calendar app and then discuss a wide variety of productivity apps for both iOS and Android devices, including apps for reminders, to-do lists, note-taking, and more. Facilitator: Onkar Nerurkar

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83615870977?pwd=MW9pUWF6RGxjbTAvdDgzTUJ1T2x4dz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83615870977# US (New York)

Phone: 312-626-6799 

Meeting ID: 836 1587 0977

Passcode: 095013

 

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

 

Sunday, August 23, 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

Making a bird house from a tree With Lisa. Imagine taking the BART from a fallen tree and developing it into a birdhouse, a real little house that birds can use! Well that is what I do and I’m pleased to share it with you!

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

 

Foodie Fun - It's Time To Dish: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am HT

Love it or leave it – the good, the bad and the untasty. Have you ever dined out at a restaurant that didn't hold up to your expectations. Could it be that you wanted to just give it a pass just based on its reputation. Did you enjoy the food, but the service was just unacceptable? Was it that the restaurant was not accessible, that it just made everything go down hill? Join Cachet and the rest of us Foodies as we navigate through some of your best and worst restaurants across the country.

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.

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

 

Monday, August 24, 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

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Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 827 7632 7376

Passcode: 375602

 

Essential Oils: 2pm ET, 11am PT, 8am HT

TBA

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:

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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

Hello, you are at the front door! This week we will continue to discuss de-cluttering. There is much information to share and not everyone had an opportunity to share or give suggestions. Join Patty Slaby with the assistance of Linda Yacks for an entertaining hour.

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

 

Workout with Achilles International: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Join us for an evening workout with Achilles International, Director of Triathlon Program, Francesco Magisano. Francesco will led us through an introductory strength training exercise with proper form and technique. The Tokyo Paralympic Games opening ceremony was postponed from today until 2021; let’s commemorate what would have been by doing some physical activity of our own!

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82794557001?pwd=eVBCd09RZUR2UEw0VkdqRzZzUmtTdz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82794557001#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 827 9455 7001

Passcode: 661346

 

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.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

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

Open up the Facebook

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

 

Employment Changes Due to COVID: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

The employment environment has changed drastically in response to COVID. Remote work, strict restrictions, and a soaring unemployment rate are just some of the factors that can either create barriers or opportunities in the blindness community. Let's discuss how to leverage these changes for the better as we learn to thrive in this new environment. Facilitators: Sara Conrad and Sara Freeman Smith, ACB Employment Committee

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84993810388?pwd=VndjZDRVRW8ybEZZNkVjQklsQ2hFQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84993810388#,,,,,,0#,,564268#

Meeting ID: 849 9381 0388

Passcode: 564268

 

Diabetes Forum: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

ACB Diabetics in Action is pleased to host a forum for the discussion of pre-diabetes, diabetes, and skills many use to cope with diabetes.  We will also provide an update on the brand new Libre 2 continuous glucose monitor.  Finally, if you would like to share a particular resource you find helpful a portion of the program will be devoted to resource sharing.

Join the call:

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

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89890083677#

Meeting ID: 898 9008 3677

 

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

 

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, August 25, 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 – How to Agree to Disagree and Remain Intact: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT

Do you find yourself not saying things because you fear how others might react?  Are you fearful of being disagreed with, or disagreeing with others?  Join Jessie L. Rayl, Ed.D. for this psychoeducational presentation, and learn the art of agreeing to disagree and remaining intact, maybe even friends.

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

 

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

After a hot summer day, grab a refreshing drink and relax with Mountain State Council members and friends. Join in the fun discussion about "This Day in History."

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7993378005

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,7993378005#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 799 337 8005

 

Tuesday Topics: 7pm E                                                                                                                                                                        T, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

Tuesday Topics is now old enough to drink and old enough to vote everywhere. It is fitting, therefore, that we talk a little about voting at ACB and its affiliates.

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

 

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

If you would like to informally learn about the German language: words, phrases, pronunciation, etc. please join Maureen as we explore and experience this fun, beautiful language. Each week we’ll get together for a half-hour to learn new words and have mini conversations in German. We'd love to have you join 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

 

The No Geek Speak Arena 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Windows running slow? Does your PC feel like it’s stuck in Molasses? Come in to the arena and learn some best practices for keeping your computer running smooth and fast. And of course your questions answered in plain, no geek speak.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89658947120?pwd=eit5SlZuRFBoRmJTbXVBOHQva29oZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89658947120#,,,,,,0#,,629674#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 896 5894 7120

Passcode: 629674

 

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, August 26, 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

 

Gone Fishing Recipe Swap: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

Recipe Swap has "Gone Fishing" this week! Get your hooks bated and come fish with us to see what you might catch when we share our seafood recipes with each other!

Join the call:

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

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,2435998863#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 243 599 8863

 

ACB Women Unite: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Join ACB Women as we meet to share and grow. This week we’ll talk about women’s friendships, from our long-time BFF’s to that new friend we’re eager to get to know. There’s a place in our circle waiting just for you. Facilitators: Danette Dixon and Linda Porelle

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

 

To Mobility and Beyond: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Members of the ACB Environmental Access and Transportation Committees and special guest speakers will present timely information about transit, paratransit and navigating life as pedestrians who are blind and visually impaired. Come ready to learn, to share your own experiences and to ask your transportation and environmental access questions. This month we will be joined by Ms. Dawn Sweet, the Director of Headquarters Operations for the Federal Transit Administration's Office of Civil Rights. Dawn will provide an update and answer your questions about the use of transit and paratransit in this age of COVID-19 and related health and safety requirements.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89486060623?pwd=UDN1NVBLdEg5T0JIbDZvYmVuRExuUT09

One tap Mobile: +13126266799,,89486060623#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 894 8606 0623

Passcode: 844658

 

Main Menu Live: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Please join the Main Menu Live team as we talk all about authoring in the digital age. We first welcome the Carroll Center’s David Kingsbury who has written two books all about the web and formatting documents in Word. Which browser are you using today and which one should you use? Learn more from David’s book When One Web Browser Is Not Enough: A Guide for Windows Screen Reader Users. We then turn to publishing and the art of producing your content. We talk with David about his book Format Your Word Documents with JAWS and NVDA: A Guide for Students and Professionals. We also ask David about his process of producing his books to ensure they meet the needs of his audience. In the second hour we speak with Michael Feir, the author of Personal Power; The iOS Edition. We talk about the publishing business from an accessibility perspective. Is it possible for a blind individual to produce a professional looking document? What tools and techniques are being used to accomplish this task if it is possible? Can one publish in multiple accessible formats?

Listen on ACB Radio Mainstream:

www.acbradio.org/mainstream

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84497802916

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84497802916#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 844 9780 2916

   

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

 

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 it’s glory!

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88054983722?pwd=bGMwd2tXUDI4Q0ZVZVo3RW5IcE1XQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,88054983722#,,,,,,0#,,614274#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 880 5498 3722

Passcode: 614274

 

Taking Care of Our Mental Health – How to Agree to Disagree and Remain Intact: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Do you find yourself not saying things because you fear how others might react?  Are you fearful of being disagreed with, or disagreeing with others?  Join Jessie L. Rayl, Ed.D. for this psychoeducational presentation, and learn the art of agreeing to disagree and remaining intact, maybe even friends.

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

 

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, August 27, 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.

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: 4pm ET, 1pm PT, 10am 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

 

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

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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

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

 

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.

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, August 21, 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/82687345107?pwd=dUpNVHRJa2cvcm15b28vWmFJcjZwZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82687345107#,,,,,,0#,,011782#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 826 8734 5107

Passcode: 011782

 

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#

 

Listen To the Music with Apple: 3pm ET, 12pm PT, 9am HT

In this session, Matt Vollbrecht, certified Apple Teacher, along with members from his team, will discuss the Music app, Apple Music, iTunes Match, AirPlay 2, and much more. Learn how to navigate the Music app with Voiceover, how to get music on to your devices, how to create playlists, how to listen to radio stations, and much more.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/comunnity

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 Beauty and Grooming Techniques: 6pm ET, 3pm PT, 12pm HT 

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

 

ACB Radio Round Table: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82722231023?pwd=d2lxZGxKMGZQODFkNUhYWUxKa2RaQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82722231023#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 827 2223 1023

Passcode: 707398

 

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, August 29, 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

 

Angel Eyes -- Pro Boxing Fit: 12pm ET, 9am PT, 6am HT

This program instructs in boxing’s rhythmic movements while incorporating various strength and conditioning training to make for a complete workout. Optional Tools: 1-2 lbs and 2-3 lbs set of small hand weights, medium and light resistance bands and a chair, boxing gloves and boxing bag. Water bottles can also be used as weight. 1 hour

Join the call:

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

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,81352344854#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 813 5234 4854

 

Guide Dog Users of Washington State (GDUWS) 2020 Fling: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT

Like so many events, the GDUWS Spring Fling was cancelled by Covid. But we’re back and you’re invited! GDUWS will have a short business meeting open to all, an update from Sarah  Calhoun from GDUI, and our featured Presentation “Pet First Aide” presented by Rebecca Minelga. Our guide dogs and pets take such great care of us, so come learn how we can take great care of them. If there’s time Rebecca will also share about raising Primrose, one of the pups from the original “Pick Of The Litter”.

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84358001082?pwd=MFk5YVpWTk9HSnNNOFM0UHJmbUNBUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84358001082#,,,,,,0#,,054472#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 843 5800 1082

Passcode: 054472

 

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

 

Virtual Couples Connection: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

If you’d like to see if romance can bloom from a game played on Zoom, join us as members of our community who are single and ready to mingle take part in a possible meeting of the heart. Inspired by the old TV  version of The Dating Game, Cindy and Wendy are ready to host this fun evening of love and laughter.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

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

 

 

 

Cindy Hollis

Membership Services Coordinator

American Council of the Blind

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612-345-9036

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Community Events Schedule, August 15 - 22

David Trott
 

Community Calls for August 15 — 22

 

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@...

 

Saturday, August 15, 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

 

Angel Eyes Dance Fitness: 12pm ET, 9am PT, 6am HT

Clear, simplified movement to fun, upbeat rhythms makes for a winning, sweat-inducing cardio workout every time. Add in light weights to get those muscles poppin’ and body will get movin’. Join Dawn Wells for this one hour class.

Join the call:

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

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,81352344854#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 813 5234 4854

 

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

Whether you live in an apartment or Farm with hundreds of acres, join us to learn and share about sustainable living. ACB home, garden, and agriculture is for people who are interested in eating healthy, raising food, keeping live stock, or other topics related to sustainable living.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86194807723?pwd=bG14UjViRnJQSVJaOE9TSm1wdTNwZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,86194807723#,,,,,,0#,,381514#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 861 9480 7723

Passcode: 381514

 

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

 

Saturday Night Live: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Join Cindy and Wendy for ACB Affiliate Family Feud. That’s right, ten affiliates have created their family of five to compete for the title, we’re just not sure what title this will be. One thing we do know, there’s sure to be plenty of laughs and lots of fun for everyone.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

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

 

Sunday, August 16, 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

Painting and texturing with Patricia. Here are a few things for you to round up: and 11 x 14“ canvas board, Some Liquitex thick Medium that you can add to your paint to make it thicker, several tubes of acrylic paint, And found objects such as beads, Shells, sand, Old keys, any small found objects that can be placed into the paint and Liquitex medium to make a collage type picture.

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 talk about the books that shaped them during their formative years, turning them in to lifelong readers. Bring the titles that shaped you, and come prepared for lightning reviews--we promise we'll do them this time!

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

 

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

 

Creating A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Share in an Open Forum with Nanette Seidenberg, Orientation Mobility Specialist from Pennsylvania to discuss how everyone is coping with social distancing, wearing masks, day to day living, most useful apps during this time and the impact on mobility. 

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

 

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

 

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 17, 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

 

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.

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

Let's open our front door for this week for an exciting hour discussing the huge and often overwhelming task of de-cluttering. Linda Yacks will be a presenter this week but all of us have things to offer especially in getting started. Come join Patty Slaby for information and fun.

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. 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

 

Learning to Fly with Achilles International: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Join us for a conversation to learn more about Achilles International, a global organization operating in 25 countries including the US, transforms the lives of people with disabilities through athletic programs and social connection. We will talk with Achilles International staff, athletes and guides to learn more about the life changing opportunities they provide.

Join the Webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84570364459?pwd=ejRqV0hyTVFFM040dDBXNmJzb3IzZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84570364459#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 845 7036 4459

Passcode: 302841

 

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

Open up the Facebook

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

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a presentation: the Eero System. The BITS open chat will begin following a brief break.

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, “Welcome to Harmony” by Jodi Thomas, DB71471, 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

 

Tuesday, August 18, 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 – Understanding Implicit Bias: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT

Implicit bias, also known as implicit social cognition, refers  to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. Join Jessie Rayl, ED.D. on this call to learn to identify your own biases, whether to change them, and how.

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

 

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

 

This week we are going to discuss getting older which all of us do! However, we will focus on those blind people who are old enough to call themselves seniors. Some of us become seniors having been blind most or all of our lives. Others only get to find out what it's like to be blind after they are seniors themselves. All seniors who are blind share the reality that there are very few services for them compared to those available for people who are going to work. They are also a part of a population that is expected to grow exponentially over the next decade. As people live longer, they are more likely to lose all or some of their vision. How can ACB and its affiliates help seniors get better served? How can we recruit more of those seniors new to blindness?  Three guests join Tuesday Topics. Sandra (Sandy) Troiano has only been blind for ten years and she is barely a senior. Jeff Thom is President of the ACB special interest affiliate dedicated to the needs of this population: the Association on Aging and Vision Loss (AAVL). Terry Pacheco has recently started a series of community calls on aging and how we can adjust to it. I am also a senior! I will be seventy-five this year. Many of you who listen and participate can also take pride that you, too, have reached senior status.

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

 

Information Session -- Aira and Be My Eyes: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join ACB of Minnesota for an information session featuring representatives from AIRA and Be my eyes. Hear from Hanz Wyberg, Be My Eyes Founder, and Jenine Stanley, Aira Explorer Community Manager about what both companies have to offer and how they make life easier for people who are blind. We will allow plenty of time for your questions.

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83879245117?pwd=MnBDMm81N0hMd01pVEtiYXRuK1lFdz09

One-tap mobile: +16468769923,,83879245117#,,,,,,0#,,721036#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 838 7924 5117

Passcode: 721036

 

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

 

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

If you would like to informally learn about the German language: words, phrases, pronunciation, etc. please join Maureen as we explore and experience this fun, beautiful language. Each week we’ll get together for a half-hour to learn new words and have mini conversations in German. We'd love to have you join 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

 

Foodie Fun, It's Time To Spice It Up - Indian Cuisine is on the menu: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Are you overwhelmed with all the menu choices of what to eat or perhaps you're just not sure what to order when dining out. Let your fingers do the dialing and join the rest of us Foodies as we explore some great Indian cuisine. Whether your preference is a chutney vs. curry. Whether you enjoy Beef, Lamb, Chicken or Vegetarian as your protein choice, we have got you covered. Should I or shouldn't I, sauce it up or spice it up. And of course, when it comes to the heat there are many levels .... so let's level up for your taste buds and dive in!

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89284139230?pwd=VUl1WjNrYW5kRGN2bk91Ym9VVDB0Zz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89284139230#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 892 8413 9230

Passcode: 271231

 

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

Sick of isolating? Board 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, August 19, 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: 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

 

The Braille Buzz: 8:30pm ET, 5:30pm PT, 2:30pm HT

Join the Braille Revival League as they welcome Hadley Institute from Illinois about how their approach to training has changed. We’ll hear about the new courses aimed at teaching braille to sighted and partially sighted people, learn about plans for a new "tactile" braille course that is under development, and hear about "classic" braille courses. Danette Johnson who represents Hadley on the Braille Authority of North America or her representative will tell us about the new Hadley and there will be time for Q&A.

Join the call:

https://zoom.us/j/149252965
One tap mobile: +13126266799,,149252965#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 149 252 965

 

Taking Care of Our Mental Health – Understanding Implicit Bias: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT

Implicit bias, also known as implicit social cognition, refers  to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. Join Jessie Rayl, ED.D. on this call to learn to identify your own biases, whether to change them, and how.

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

 

Topic: An Old-fashion Teacher's Lounge: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Be a part of a traditional Teacher's Lounge hosted by the American Association of Blind Teachers, where we will swap tall teacher tales, pretend to solve all educational issues, and most importantly, bounce teacher tips and tricks off each other.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5976332328

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5976332328

One tap mobile: +1312626-6799,,5976332328#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 597 633 2328       

 

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, August 20, 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.

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

 

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

 

Knitting with Jane and Jeannie: 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 will be Sideways Gloves. 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=MVlzNmRFZGcxNzBRbXpJbUNxclN4UT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82073109349#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 820 7310 9349

Passcode: 271025

 

A Time of Sharing and Supporting: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am HT

This is the time to safely share what is on your heart, just simply the sadness and the reflections. Please no gossiping about others. we will not give relational advice. Facilitated by Jenny Anderson, Chaplain.

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/84386642357?pwd=R0RMdFJjNkROa3hnWTNQRkk5b3ZiZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84386642357#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 843 8664 2357

Passcode: 186939

 

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://us02web.zoom.us/j/6142613561

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,6142613561#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 614 261 3561

 

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/89537931017

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89537931017#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 895 3793 1017

 

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

“Financial Fitness” – How comfortable are you with respect to your financial future?  Join us for a discussion and presentation on what we can do now and in the future to guarantee ourselves the future we want.  My guest, Emilio Valdes, who also presented during our recent convention.  He will not be trying to sell any product, but is willing to answer questions from our listeners based on his vast experience in the financial field.

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

 

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# US (New York)
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# US (New York)
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, August 14, 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/82687345107?pwd=dUpNVHRJa2cvcm15b28vWmFJcjZwZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82687345107#,,,,,,0#,,011782#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 826 8734 5107

Passcode: 011782

 

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

Sick of isolating? Board 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#

 

What to Know Before You Buy about iPhones: 3pm ET, 12pm PT, 9am HT

In just a few short weeks, Apple will release new iPhones and other devices. Join Matt Vollbrecht, Certified Apple Teacher, along with others on his team to learn what to keep in mind when choosing your next iPhone, as well as learning about the various wireless carriers in the United States, what they offer, and the types of technology they use.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/comunnity

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 Beauty and Grooming Techniques: 6pm ET, 3pm PT, 12pm HT 

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

 

ACB Radio Round Table: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Let’s talk about Treasure Trove and Old Time Radio with John and Larry Gassman and Jeff Bishop.

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82722231023?pwd=d2lxZGxKMGZQODFkNUhYWUxKa2RaQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,82722231023#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 827 2223 1023

Passcode: 707398

 

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, August 22, 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

 

Angel Eyes Pilates and Stretch with Chair option: 12pm ET, 9am PT, 6am HT

Life is but a balancing act, right? So let’s work on that balance together with Pilates. A low impact class with endurance (repeat) movements that focuses on improving flexibility, core strength (lower back, hip, and abdominal muscles) and body awareness. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. This is a one hour class.

Join the call:

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

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,81352344854#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 813 5234 4854

 

Want to Be an Author or Writer?: 3pm ET, 12pm PT, 9am HT

Come join us for a safe place to inspire each other, learn about connections, and learn the steps to making your dream come true. Facilitated by Jenny Anderson.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83271188878?pwd=cGVEeFNoRDJ6bmF2NzBTK2VwalBHQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83271188878#,,,,,,0#,,177108#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 832 7118 8878

Passcode: 177108

 

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

 

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ASB Alumni Town Hall Reminder

David Trott
 

Dear Alumni Members,

I hope this letter finds you and your family doing well during these challenging times. Some concerns about the A.S.B. mascot have been brought to Dr. Mascia and the ASB Alumni Board. 
We value the opinion of all of our members, and we would like to hear from you. The ASB Alumni Board held a special meeting on August 2, 2020 to discuss these concerns. We decided that we need to hear from the body. We are holding a town hall meeting via Zoom this coming Monday, August 10, 2020 at 7 P.M. Central. We invite you to call in and let your voice be heard.
The call details are as follows:
Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
Time: 7:00 P.M. Central
Landline:  (646) 558 8656
Meeting ID: 205 251 2563
Passcode: 256256
One tap mobile:
+16465588656,,2052512563#,,,#,,256256#
Unfortunately, because of time restraints, we cannot send out a hard copy of this letter. Please help us to spread the word to those who may not have email or Facebook. Please call your fellow Alumni members and make sure they know about this Town Hall Meeting.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or text me at (205) 420-8112 or by email at: talleyscafe@.... Have a great week!
Best Regards,
Michael Talley
President
ASB Alumni Association
(205) 420-8112  

 

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Alabama School for Blind mulling possible mascot change

David Trott
 

A ASB Alumni townhall meeting will be held tomorrow night to discuss this issue, so I thought you might find this article of interest.

 

BY SAM PRICKETT, Special to The Daily Home Aug 7, 2020

AIDB President Dr. John Mascia

AIDB President Dr. John Mascia

 

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TALLADEGA -- Following years of controversy, the Washington Redskins announced in July that they would be changing their mascot.

 

Critics of the name, which included many Native American groups, had argued the term was a derogatory stereotype; defenders, like team owner Daniel Snyder, had insisted that the mascot was meant to represent tradition, competitiveness and honor.

 

The team’s decision, which Snyder had previously insisted would “never” happen, marked a significant shift in the national conversation and has left many schools, such as the Alabama School for the Blind, mulling a name change of their own.

 

“We want to do the right thing,” says Dr. John Mascia, the school’s president. “That’s really the bottom line.”

 

The ASB’s mascot is also the Redskins, and Mascia says the prospect of changing it “has been discussed on and off over the last couple of years.”

 

That discussion has included voices both in favor of and against such a change.

 

“As you can imagine, there are folks that have a real strong sense of pride in the School for the Blind, and part of that pride really has to do with being identified as an ASB Redskin,” Mascia says. “And there are other folks who, as times changed and meanings of language changed, have become increasingly uncomfortable with the term ‘redskins,’ fearing that it might be viewed as a negative for some people.”

 

When the national controversy reignited last month, Mascia began reaching out to many of the school’s shareholders for input, including the ASB Alumni Association, the ASB Advisory Committee and the school’s board of trustees, which ultimately has decision-making power over the issue.

 

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Mascia also reached out to the Alabama Indian Affairs Commission.

 

“I’ve been in touch with their executive director, and she’s going to reach out to their board and give us some guidance and some feedback, so that I can bring all of this to our trustees,” he says. “We want to make sure that we’re getting input from a diverse group of people.”

 

Many in the deaf and blind community are sympathetic to this issue, Mascia says, adding the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind — the ASB’s parent institution — views itself “as a civil rights organization.”

 

“The whole goal of AIDB is to make sure that people with disabilities have a level playing field, so we’re sensitive to labels and stereotypes and to language” he says. “It wasn’t too long ago when it was acceptable to call someone who is deaf and knew sign language ‘deaf and dumb.’ We would never do that now, because that’s not how people who were deaf and who were culturally deaf or silent would want to be labeled. I use that as an example to say that we understand these communities and that the meanings of words change over time.”

 

Mascia says that the school’s board of trustees will probably make a decision “within this school year,” though its upcoming August meeting might be too soon.

 

“While it’s possible, I don’t think we’ll have enough time to bring all the stakeholders together so that they can vet [the information we present to the school board,” he said.

 

“We want to make sure that we make a decision that reflects the thoughts and the feelings of the people we serve. That’s what we’ve always done at the AIDB. We never speak for the communities that we work on behalf of. My goal as president, I believe, is to facilitate the discussion so that we hear all sides of it. That’s whether it’s about a mascot or really any issue, so that we can see all sides and present the information in a fair and balanced way so that an appropriate decision can be made.”


Community Events weekly schedule, August 8 - 15

David Trott
 

Community Calls for August 8 — 15

 

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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.

 

Saturday, August 8, 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

 

Angel Eyes 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 co-ordination and flexibility,and burn calories as you build lean muscle with this fun and challenging workout.

Join the call:

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

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,81352344854#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 813 5234 4854

 

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

 

There’s an App for That: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Cindy and Tyson are back and ready for you to share your favorite app with us. Apps will be added to our already existing document of apps which can be found at:

https://bit.ly/30IuZYw

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81671729536?pwd=NVQrUksyeERLVDNTTjVnNW0rREttZz09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,81671729536#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 816 7172 9536

Passcode: 001275

 

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

 

Sunday, August 9, 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

Come join us as we do introductions and share our crafting ideas.  We will talk about our successes and ask questions and get advice. We will do an update on upcoming classes and chats.

Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/acbcrafters/

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

 

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

Grab that beer or glass of wine, 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:

(Using Free Conference Call)

One tap mobile: +17127757270,,454660#

Phone: 712-775-7270

Code:  454660

 

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:

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

 

Monday, August 10, 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

 

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

Join Hayley as she discusses the nest few oils on the A to Z list. This week she will cover Balance, Basil, and Bergamote. Don’t forget on each A to Z class, Hayley will be giving away the oils she discusses. So be there for your chance to win.

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

 

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

Meet me at your front door. Come join this introductory call about your dwelling. This is to share information, ask questions, and listen to presentations on specific topics. This is not only the inside of the dwelling, but person care, finance, yard life including gardening, and even the garage and basement. Join Patty Slaby and let’s discuss ideas for future calls.

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. 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

 

Vote, Take Charge of Your Future: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

Join Cheryl Cumings and presenters: Claire Stanley ACB Advocacy Specialist, Kim Charlson Recent Past President of ACB and Maggie Hart from the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs for this timely presentation. They will be covering: how to register to vote, how to check your registration status, and making a plan to vote. They will provide an update on accessible voting and ideas for state advocacy for accessible voting.

Listen on ACB Radio Community:

www.acbradio.org/community

Join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83806342600?pwd=cFNvd3NaS3cyZG5rSlAvbG1nbEVvQT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,83806342600#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Webinar ID: 838 0634 2600

Passcode: 147369

 

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

Open up the Facebook

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

 

ACB Employment Call: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT

Join us for a brainstorming call to help your ACB Employment Committee plan for the coming year. Bring your ideas. All are welcome.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87299285785?pwd=cmdMaytzVm9EWjJXUVo0c1RTMXNnUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,87299285785#,,,,,,0#,,090700#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 872 9928 5785

Passcode: 090700

 

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

 

Tuesday, August 11, 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 – Adjusting to Change: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT

Are you struggling with adjusting to new changes, maybe those imposed by Coronavirus, retirement, job loss, etc.?  Join Jessie Rayl, ED.D. on this call to learn how you can move through the adjustment process more smoothly and be a healthier you.

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

 

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

 

It's 7-Up Time: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

Come chat with folks from the Mountain State, and get a sneak peak of events that will take place at our upcoming virtual convention.

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7993378005

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,7993378005#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 799 337 8005

 

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

What is the great debate? Well, this is the first attempt to explore a topic where there may well be strong opinions on both sides of the question. Paul will lay out the framework of the question and then open up the program just for people on one side of the question. The best couple of speakers on that side get promoted to the panel. Then the other side gets a chance to do their thing and, again, the best couple of speakers get moved up or, if calling by phone, left unmuted. We then begin the real debate where the panelists get to spend some time going back and forth about the issue. Then we open for opinions and questions. What is the question we are debating? For long term, happy partnerships which is better; a relationship between two blind people or a relationship between a blind person and a sighted partner? For the purposes of this debate, two partials equals two blind people. Do join us for our first "great debate". There will be others in the future. I know you have opinions based on your experience. Share them with us and see if you do well enough to get promoted to be a debater!

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

Join our special-interest affiliate, Blind Information Technology Specialists for a presentation: Word Processing apps on iOS and iPads. The BITS open chat will begin immediately following the presentation.

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: RBT2100

 

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

If you would like to informally learn about the German language: words, phrases, pronunciation, etc. please join Maureen as we explore and experience this fun, beautiful language. Each week we’ll get together for a half-hour to learn new words and have mini conversations in German. We'd love to have you join 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

 

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

Sick of isolating? Board 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, August 12, 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

 

Chicken Recipe Swap: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

Don't Bach, you can come cluck with us! Chicken can be used in so many different ways, so come  join us for our next recipe swap and bring your favorite recipe using chicken!

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86131054191

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,86131054191#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 861 3105 4191

 

Exploring Medicare: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

Do you have questions about Medicare? How does each part work and what does it cover? Do you know how to enroll? Join Trish with guest Robert Buckmann and get these and other questions answered as we learn about the basics of Medicare and how it all comes together.

Join the call:

(Using Free Conference Call)

One tap mobile: +17127757270,,454660#

Phone: 712-775-7270

Code:  454660

 

ACB Women Unite: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

We’re back and will be here every 2nd and 4th Wednesday with a mix of topic-focused and open conversations . This week’s discussion will center on our experiences of grief and loss. Facilitators: Linda Porelle and Danette Dixon.

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/84813113184?pwd=REJEakpyNG1PRitZZzdDNUZUaWY2UT09

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

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 848 1311 3184

Passcode: 799951

 

For the Health of Our Guide Dogs: 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT, 1:30pm HT

The Pennsylvania guide Dog users and supporters (Pagdus) invites you to an informative discussion with Dr. Beth Brenninkmeyer of Guiding Eyes. She will discuss such topics as the health benefits and/or detriments of our dog’s consumption of various fruits and vegetables, what outdoor and indoor plants could be harmful to our guides, what are some recommended brands and flavors of treats and food, what supplements if any we should give our dogs, the prevailing opinion of grain-free food, etc. she will answer general questions but will not act as a personal consultant to specific ailments.

Join the call:

(Using Free Conference Call)

One Tap 6053134802,,985255#

Phone: 605-312-4802

Pass Code: 985255

 

Magic Mac: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm 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 it’s glory!

Join the call:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87241889525?pwd=RHJUVzU4cVlTd3V6NGN3UDBZRnZPUT09

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,87241889525#,,,,,,0#,,704389#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 872 4188 9525

Passcode: 70438

 

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

 

LUA Link: 8:30pm ET, 5:30pm PT, 2:30pm HT

Please join LUA Link for a conversation with ACB’s representatives to the following NLS committees: Reading Technology Advisory Group  (RTAG): Ralph Smitherman and Brian Charlson, and Collections Development: Susan Glass. Learn how these groups function, what they  do and what LUA members can do.

Join the call:

https://zoom.us/j/526727187

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,526727187#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 526 727 187

 

Taking Care of Our Mental Health – Adjusting to Change: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Are you struggling with adjusting to new changes, maybe those imposed by Coronavirus, retirement, job loss, etc.?  Join Jessie Rayl, ED.D. on this call to learn how you can move through the adjustment process more smoothly and be a healthier you.

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

 

ACB Diabetics In Action Presents: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT

Join ACBDA for our discussion call, as we learn how dogs can be trained for Diabetes detection. Mark Ruefenacht with “Dogs 4 Diabetes” will join us and be ready to answer your questions.

Join the call:

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

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,89890083677#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 898 9008 3677

 

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, August 13, 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.

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

 

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

 

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=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://us02web.zoom.us/j/6142613561

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,6142613561#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 614 261 3561

 

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

How Does Orientation and Mobility Instruction Differ for Adults than for Children? Join us on this week’s VISAbilities call when we discuss this and other questions with our guest, Valerie Campos, O&M instructor. I am pleased to announce that Jeff Thom, President of Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss will be co-hosting this presentation with me as we begin a partnership with this consumer based organization. More details to follow.

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

 

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.

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Article Presbyterian Home for Children, expands to add houses for deaf, blind

David Trott
 

Presbyterian Home for Children, expands to add houses for deaf, blind

Staff Reports Aug 5, 2020

Presbyterian Home for Children

The Daniel Foundation and Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation have donated funds to the Presbyterian Home for Children to build two additional homes at Union Village in Talladega to serve the deaf and blind.

 

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The Daniel Foundation and Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation have donated funds to the Presbyterian Home for Children to build two additional homes at Union Village in Talladega to serve the deaf and blind.

 

The Presbyterian Home for Children has been working with the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind since 2017 to provide housing to this who are low-income and also deaf, blind or deaf-blind.

 

The Presbyterian Home for Children operates Union Village on its campus for the deaf and blind. Income from Union Village supports programs that serve and care for at-risk teenage girls, homeless children and women, and families in crisis from across Alabama.

 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has made a critical need for safe and affordable housing for this vulnerable population even more urgent,” PHFC President and CEO Doug Marshall said. “That’s why Presbyterian Home for Children and AIDB is so pleased that Daniel Foundation and IPC Foundation have made generous donations to add two new homes at our Union Village community. Construction has now begun on these homes, which will provide an expansion of this secure housing environment for deaf, blind and deaf-blind individuals jointly served by PHFC and our neighbor, AIDB.”

 

Dr. Jack Hawkins, a trustee of the Daniel Foundation board and Troy University Chancellor, said, 32 percent of Alabamians have trouble finding rental housing they can afford, leaving many homeless or living in squalor.

 

“This partnership between PHFC and AIDB addresses a critical need to provide affordable, quality housing designed specifically to serve Alabama’s deaf and blind. I am proud the Daniel Foundation of Alabama is supporting the Union Village project.”

 

Beth Adams, president of the Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation Board, said, “We are thrilled to be a part of this much-needed program to support the needs of our deaf and blind neighbors in Alabama. The Foundation continues to seek partnerships with non-profits that work to make a critical difference in lives in Alabama. We are excited about Union Village!"

 

Phase 1 of Union Village was completed in 2017 and currently serves 28 residents. Phase 2 will eventually consist of 16 tiny homes (two 475-square-foot homes per duplex) that provide special accommodations and accessibility. Construction on the first two homes is completed, and both of the homes have been occupied since September 2019. The donation from Daniel Foundation and IPC Foundation will build two additional tiny homes with matching funds from PHFC. 

 

Each home is to be built by George Hicks Construction, Inc., a Talladega-based general contractor. The homes will be fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. They include zero-step entry, minimal thresholds, 9-foot ceilings, zero barrier showers and other features designed for those who are deaf or blind. Union Village residents can also access wrap-around supportive services, such as employment opportunities, transportation, meal delivery, support groups and more.

 

“Union Village is one of the few supportive housing communities for individuals who are deaf, blind or deafblind in the United States,” said Donte Little, director, AIDB Talladega Regional Center. “Union Village complements AIDB’s mission to provide comprehensive education and service programs of superior quality through the creation of innovative programs and support services for individuals who are deaf, blind or deafblind to live independently in safe, accessible and affordable housing. We are thankful for our partnership with the Presbyterian Home for Children.

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