New iPhone App from the American Council of the Blind Links Blind People to its Affiliates and Services

Contact:
Eric Bridges, Interim Executive Director
American Council of the Blind
(202) 467-5081
ebridges@acb.org
 
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2015 — The American Council of the Blind (ACB) announced today that its iPhone app, ACB Link, is now available. This app will assist ACB staff, members and friends to readily communicate news of relevance to the blind community.
 
ACB Link will give access to valuable resources offered by ACB, and users will receive push notifications of news relevant to ACB’s work and the blindness community at large. The app will allow each user to be easily and quickly connected with the nearest ACB state affiliate, and be informed and entertained by the wide variety of Internet radio programming offered by ACB Radio. ACB Link will bring blind people, their friends and families together in a new and exciting way.
 
"We are just at the beginning of something big here for ACB," says Jeff Bishop, ACB board member and team lead who directed the effort for ACB Link. "Innovation has always been at the forefront of ACB's vision, and ACB Link takes the organization even farther down the path in building tools and technologies for our members.”
 
Eric Bridges, ACB’s Interim Executive Director, states, “People, whether they are blind or sighted, have the ability to obtain information through multiple platforms. We feel that it is critical for our organization to provide access to valuable resources to our members and the general public in a timely fashion.”
 
For more information about ACB Link, go to http://link.acb.org. To learn more about ACB Radio, visit www.acbradio.org.
 
About the American Council of the Blind (ACB)
 
The American Council of the Blind is a national consumer-based advocacy organization working on behalf of blind and visually impaired Americans throughout the country, with members organized through 70 state and special-interest affiliates. ACB is dedicated to improving the quality of life, equality of opportunity and independence of all people who have visual impairments. Its members and affiliated organizations have a long history of commitment to the advancement of policies and programs which will enhance independence for people who are blind and visually impaired. For further information about ACB, visit www.acb.org.