Membership Services Administrative Assistant
The American Council of the Blind is proud to announce the newest member of our team: Kolby Garrison! On April 5th, Kolby will join us as Membership Services Administrative Assistant. Learn more by visiting: https://acb.org/membership-services-assistant-announcement.
Last Chance to Apply for DKM Awards
The deadline to apply for the 2021 DKM First Timer awards and the JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellows is fast approaching. Award recipients will get free access to our virtual convention in 2021, as well as our Omaha convention that will be held in person in 2022. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern time on April 5. For more details, visit: https://acb.org/2021-dkm-awards-deadline.
ACB Spring Update Video
Spring has definitely sprung and there is a lot on the horizon for ACB! Join us for a video about the exciting work currently underway by visiting: https://youtu.be/tBZ5Puua4Zo.
ACB’s Next Donor Update Call Set for April 14th, 3pm EDT
Please join ACB leaders at 3pm EDT on April 14th for a live event as we share the amazing things underway, all possible due to the wonderful support of our donors like you. We'll share our past accomplishments and what is on the horizon, and most importantly give thanks to our wonderful supporters. We will schedule an alternative meeting as well to accommodate evening schedules.
ACB Advocacy Update: Voting For The People
On this week’s episode of the ACB Advocacy Update, Clark is joined by fellow members of the National Coalition for Accessible Voting to discuss the gains in accessible voting over the past two years and concerning provisions of H.R. 1, and S. 1, the For The People Act. Guests on this podcast include: Maggie Hart from the Washington Lawyers’ Committee; Diane Golden from the EAC Technical Standards and Guidelines Committee; and Erika Hudson from the National Disability Rights Network. One of the items discussed is the National Coalition for Accessible Voting’s policy paper, which is available at: https://acb.org/national-coalition-accessible-voting. Listen via your favorite podcast player or online at: https://acb-advocacy-update.pinecast.co/episode/7c7a67a1/voting-for-the-people.
Aira Plans for ACB Members
Aira is a service that connects blind and low vision people to highly trained, remotely-located agents. Through an app on your smartphone, Aira delivers instant access to visual information at the touch of a button – enhancing everyday efficiency, engagement, and independence. Aira offers two special pricing plans for ACB members. The Intro Power Plan includes 30 minutes per month for $20.00, and the Standard Power Plan includes 140 minutes per month for $99.00. These plans are available for ACB members in good standing who sign up through December 31, 2021. Please contact Customer Care at (800) 835-1934 for more information and to confirm your status to purchase a plan.
Audio Description Project Updates
This week's newly added audio-described content includes additions to HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, iTunes, and our lists of TV series and DVDs with audio description. 192 described titles have been added to our HBO Max list this week including Best in Show, The Matrix, Wonder Woman, and Batman Begins. Complete listings and links for all available audio described titles can be found on the ADP website, https://acb.org/adp/. To learn more about ACB's Audio Description Project, visit www.acb.org/adp.