Expansion at the Mini Mall

by Carla Ruschival

Listen! Can you hear it? Sawing, drilling, pounding!  New shops, kiosks – even a new department store – are under construction at the ACB Virtual Mini Mall.
If all goes as planned, and there are no delays in delivery of materials or strikes by construction workers, you'll find these new businesses in the Mini Mall, ready for your visit just in time for the holiday shopping season.  Best of all, most purchases throughout the Mini Mall support the good work of ACB.


Oops! You broke your cane?  It slid down a grate, or you left it on the bus?  Our new Mobility Kiosk in the Mini Mall can help.
We've sold the B-Canes for years, and customers love being able to select the exact length of their cane as well as any number of sections they want.  Now, we've added graphite and aluminum canes from Revolution.  All these options – all in one handy Mini Mall kiosk.

Cell Phones:

Next is our new cell phone store, with talking phones from Odin Mobile.  Check there also for accessories featuring the ACB logo for iDevices and other popular brands; also available in the ACB Treasures Store.


Talking watches and clocks, braille and large-print cards and games, magnifiers, practical products for every room in the house – browse the thousands of items on the Maxi-Aids web site.  When you order products using the partner link from the Mini Mall, a percentage of most purchases goes to ACB.

4 Paws Gallery:

Is your dog or cat just too wonderful for words? Give family and friends, puppy raisers and others gifts featuring your guide dog or pet. The 4 Paws Gallery lets you add photos to mugs, T-shirts, sweatshirts, magnets, bags, and many other gifts; make your own ACB Treasure. For more information and custom pricing, e-mail us at acbmall@acb.org, or give us a call at 1-877-630-7190.

ACB Treasures:

There are new ACB Treasures designs for the holidays.  Our cute Christmas teddy bear is seated with a red-and-gold-wrapped package between his feet. He's wearing a Santa hat, and the pads of his feet are ACB logos.  Look for Christmas Teddy on stockings, ornaments, greeting cards, mugs and T-shirts.
Our other ACB Treasure for this season is a snowy Christmas town scene.  A beautiful angel is coming out of the clouds above, and she's ringing the Christmas bell. This exquisite design is available on cards, ornaments and much more.
Note: Angel or Teddy can be added to other ACB Treasures products upon request. If you find a product in the ACB Treasures Store that you like, but it is not available in the holiday design of your choice, drop us an e-mail or give us a call and we will try to create it for you.

ACB General Store:

Check here for products like the audio dart board, talking thermostats, and a neat little SD card organizer that keeps up to 10 of those little cards secure, each in its own snap compartment.


Whether you are shopping for described DVDs, batteries, non-perishable food items, toys, digital downloads, tabletop grills, or any of thousands of other items, you can help ACB and get your shopping done at the same time when you visit Amazon.com through the special link on our Audio Description Project page.  Follow the link to the ADP page from the ACB home page at www.acb.org, or go there directly at www.acb.org/adp.


Visit the ACB Mini Mall from the ACB home page at www.acb.org, or by entering mall.acb.org.  Remember that each store has its own shopping cart and check-out process, just like in a regular mall.  Call us at 1-877-630-7190 or e-mail us at acbmall@acb.org if you need help locating products or ordering in the Mini Mall.
A catalog of ACB Treasures and other selected products in the Mini Mall is available in braille, large print, and on audio CD.  The catalog does not contain all products in the Mini Mall, as items are constantly changing.  Prices are also subject to change and items may be removed from the catalog without notice.  For information on Maxi-Aids products, please see their catalog.
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