HAB, Aira Partnership
The Hawaii Association of the Blind is excited to announce that effective September 15, 2023, we will be partnering with AIRA to provide 12 months of unlimited call services at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to support Hawai’i tourism for visitors and Kama’aina alike who are blind or visually impaired.
Founded in 2015, Aira is a live, human-to-human professional assistance service for the blind or visually impaired community. With real-time assistance, an Aira agent will help you navigate step-by-step with all of your airport needs. We hope to share the “spirit of aloha” with all of Hawaii. HAB joins fellow Aira Access partners Procter & Gamble, Google, McDonald’s, Starbucks and Target, along with 39 colleges and universities, and 48 airports worldwide — and counting.
Join ACB Families and Win!
by Carla Ruschival
Fall is already here, the nights are getting cooler, and the leaves are changing color. The annual ACB Families membership drive is under way. Get in on the fun and have a chance to win prizes for the holidays.
ACB Families is a special-interest affiliate of the American Council of the Blind. We hold two conference calls each month. One call lets us share tips and resources, discuss interesting topics, and enjoy informative speakers. Past calls have included budgeting ideas for stretching the family dollar, holiday gift ideas, fun and educational telephone apps and Alexa skills, resources for accessible books, and much more. Our other meeting of the month gives members a chance to participate in planning virtual activities and events.
ACB Families presents exciting programs each year at the ACB conference and convention. We hold a virtual campfire complete with ghost stories, songs, and sometimes even a skit. We hold a Families breakfast with an outstanding program and a fun-filled in-person Bingo with lots of prizes.
No matter who you are or where you live, you can participate in ACB Families. Join by November 30 and have a chance to win a $25 Visa card, one of two $50 Visa cards, or a $75 Visa card. Winners will be drawn at our call on Sunday, December 3, 2023.
Dues are just $8 a year. Pay by credit card by calling (502) 897-1472, or make check payable to ACB Families and mail to ACB Families, 148 Vernon Ave., Louisville, KY 40206.
Keep up with what’s happening in ACB Families. Join our email list by sending a blank message to [email protected].
Welcome to our ACB family.