ACB Presents The Daily Schedule: 9am ET, 6am PT, 3am HT
Join your Community morning crew for the question of the day; reading of the daily schedule; and sharing time with your community friends.
Throwback Thursday: 11am ET, 8am PT, 5am HT
Join Cindy and the gang to share a special memory from your virtual photo albums.
I Love Braille: 12pm ET, 9am PT, 6am HT
We will discuss what challenges people have had with both reading or writing braille and how they can overcome them.
Sponsored by East Bay Center for the Blind
Living with Vision Loss: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT
Understand common issues that may cause job loss and relationship struggles. We will look at ways to make interactions easier, kinder, and less stressful for both healthcare provider and person with vision loss.
Sponsored by Hull Foundation and Learning Center.
West Coast Cafe: 1pm ET, 10am PT, 7am HT
Come into our virtual café with your favorite beverage for five minutes, or stay the whole time for some free-flowing conversation. Connect with good friends, and make some new ones. Sponsored by the Capital chapter of California Council of the Blind.
Free to Be Me: 1:30pm ET, 10:30am PT, 7:30am HT
A place to enjoy free-flowing conversation about books and anything else that might come to mind. Come as yourself. All are welcome and wanted. Please refrain from discussing religion or politics.
Gentle Flow Yoga: 2pm ET, 11am PT, 8am HT
This 60 minute gentle-flow yoga session will leave you feeling both energized and relaxed at the same time. Your instructor will guide you through a gentle flow class that encompasses students with all levels of experience. All poses are thoroughly described, and you have the opportunity to ask questions of the instructor if you need assistance. Participate to see the benefits yoga provides for your body and mind! Sponsored by Blue Awning Yoga and Wellness and Forseeable Future Foundation.
Vispero Presentation: 3pm ET, 12pm PT, 9am HT
Learn how to manage files with Google Drive.
Sponsored by Vispero
How Alt Text Can Tell The Story of Space: 4pm ET, 1pm PT, 10am HT
Have you experienced the beauty and awe of the incredible photos taken by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope? The scientists, writers, and educators from the Space Telescope Science Institute want to make space accessible for everyone and have created vividly detailed alt text for every photo that has been released. These image descriptions can be found in the Webb’s First Images Gallery under “Download Options.” In recognition of this valuable resource, ACB’s Director of Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, Clark Rachfal, will be joined by representatives from the Space Telescope Science Institute to discuss how their team have collaborated with one another to make the photos accessible to people who are blind or low vision. This pre-recorded event will be followed by a time for community sharing on the impact of the beauty of space on those of us who have never seen or can no longer see such amazing imagery.
New Teaching Method for Blind Piano Students: 4pm ET, 1pm PT, 10am HT
Demonstrating how patterned music is and how learning chords and concepts expedite the learning curve.
Sponsored by Blind Piano Lessons.
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. Get moving with Leslie Spoone, Certified Aerobic Instructor and Personal Trainer.
Brought to you by The ACB Get Up and Get Moving Campaign.
All Paws on Deck: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am HT
Danette and her guide dog, Mr. Mayor, would like to hear all those guide or pet dog stories. Make Mr. Mayor a happy camper.
Let’s Talk Mac: 5pm ET, 2pm PT, 11am HT
A place to discuss all aspects of the Mac. Ask questions; help others; or start a general Mac-related topic of discussion. Learn about VLC, the best media player.
Sponsored by Blind Mac/iOS Users Club.
ACB Crafters – Needle Knitting with Heidi: 6pm ET, 3pm PT, 12pm HT
Are you a needle knitter? Join us to work on a Chevron rib knit stitch pattern with Heidi. It’s a fun pattern both beginner and advanced knitters can do. Sponsored by ACB Crafters, making crafting accessible.
Christian Book Chat: 6pm ET, 3pm PT, 12pm HT
We will finish our questions from chapter five in the book, The Source of My Strength by Charles Stanley (DB39969).
12-Step Recovery Meeting: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT
For anyone needing the support of a 12-step meeting designed to reflect the unique perspectives of those who are blind or visually impaired. Disclaimer: The purpose of this group is for peer support only. It is not a therapy group; will not be facilitated by a health care professional; and does not purport to provide mental health services.
Table Talk Thursday – Fashion Trends and Classics: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT
What’s hot and what’s not in fashion this season? Join Patti and friends with all the latest styles; where to get them; and much more. Sponsored by Council of Citizens with Low Vision International.
Tech Power Hour: 8pm ET, 5pm PT, 2pm HT
Are you just starting out with an iPhone or iPad? Or maybe you just know enough to get by with your Mac or Windows PC. Join some of your community peers for this one hour Tech Stop. So bring your questions, and be ready to learn something new. These community AT trainers would truly love to share their assistive technology know how with you.
Grade 3 Braille: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT
Challenge your braille skills by embarking on a form of shorthand that you can use for everyday note taking and personal writing. We will discuss one lesson per week and build upon our progress. Sponsored by Braille Revival League.
Thursday Nightcap: 9pm ET, 6pm PT, 3pm HT
After a long hard day, why not bring your favorite beverage or snack and join Diane for some stimulating and family-friendly conversation, sometimes in small groups. What we talk about is anyone's guess!