by Carla Ruschival
Stuff those stockings; fill those cookie jars! Do all your holiday shopping at the ACB Mini Mall; visit https://mall.acb.org, or follow the Mini Mall link on the ACB home page.
Mugs and cookie jars with our old-time Christmas scene, stockings and bears with our cute reindeer, ornaments and jewelry boxes with our ACB wreath, and a fancy Merry Christmas added to just about any item you like — see all the designs at the Holiday Castle in the Mini Mall.
Good news! We can add our holiday designs to many of the items in the Mini Mall. Give us a call, or drop us an e-mail, to order holiday shirts, pillows, keepsake boxes, magnets and more.
Boombox Plus — New from England and available at the Tech Stop in the Mini Mall. This portable MP3 player is designed especially for people who are blind or visually impaired and who are not tech-savvy. With an internal speaker on each end, easy-to-grasp on/off volume control on the front, and only three bright yellow buttons with tactile markings on the top for playing music, listening to books and other digital recordings, or tuning in FM radio stations, the Boombox Plus is easy to use. It plays music or audio from thumb drives that plug into the USB port on the top of the device; it also plays DAISY formats, but does not allow use of DAISY navigation. It remembers where you were in the last track played when the thumb drive is removed or the unit is switched off, up to a maximum of four drives. There's a headphone jack for private listening, but headphones are not included. Measures 4.88 by 3.2 by 2.8 inches and weighs only 10 ounces. Rechargeable battery, AC/USB cable and AC adapter included.
New Book on Audio Description
"The Visual Made Verbal: A Comprehensive Training Manual and Guide to the History and Applications of Audio Description" is a new book by Dr. Joel Snyder, president, Audio Description Associates, LLC and director, Audio Description Project at the American Council of the Blind. This is a definitive work by a recognized authority in this highly specialized field of accessibility. Look for it in the Pages and Tracks shop in the Mini Mall.
Mini Mall Reminders
Visit the Cane Kiosk in the Mini Mall when you need a folding graphite and aluminum cane; you'll also find a variety of cane tips.
Shop at Amazon through the links from the Mini Mall. ACB receives a commission on most purchases made through these links; excludes products sold in the Amazon Marketplace.
The ACB Audio Description Project maintains a web page listing to all audio-described DVD's currently available. Use the Amazon links on the ADP pages to purchase your DVD's; you'll be sure you are buying the versions with audio description and you will be supporting ACB at the same time. Other purchases made through these links also support ACB.
Mini Mall Catalog
Our Mini Mall Catalog includes products available online and by phone at the time of its publication. Updates to the catalog will be published periodically; however, products may be added or discontinued in the online mall prior to publication of the catalog and/or updates. Prices are also subject to change without notice, both online and in the catalog. Catalogs are available in braille, large print, audio CD, or electronic format.
Visit the ACB Mini Mall by following its link from the ACB home page at www.acb.org or at mall.acb.org. Subscribe to the mall e-mail list by sending a blank message with the word "subscribe" in the subject line to [email protected]. Reach us by phone at 1-877-630-7190 or by e-mail at [email protected].