Meet the 2018 Candidates for the ACB Board of Directors and Board of Publications

Do you want to know more about the candidates running for positions on the ACB Board of Directors and the Board of Publications?
If the answer is yes, you can learn more about them by clicking on the link below.
Read about the 2018 candidates here.

2018 Conference and Convention

The 57th ACB Conference and Convention will take place Friday, June 29, 2018 to Friday, July 6, 2018, at the Union Station Hotel, 1820 Market Street, St Louis, Missouri, 63103. To learn more visit:
Download the 2018 convention program by clicking on one of the following links:
2018 Convention Program Volume 1 (Word Format)
2018 Convention Program Volume 2 (Word Format)
2018 Convention Program Volume 1 with text only ads
2018 Convention Program Volume 2 with text only ads
2018 Convention Program Volume 1 (PDF)
2018 Convention Program Volume 2 (PDF)

All Aboard 10 Dillon Express

ACB would like to raise $67,000 for the Brenda Dillon Memorial Walk this year and we would like your help. You can help ACB reach our goal in several ways: by registering as an on-site or virtual walker, making a donation, or by becoming a sponsor. Find out more at:

AI for Accessibility Video featuring Eric Bridges

ACB Executive Director Eric Bridges and his three-year-old son Tyler are featured in this Microsoft video demonstrating how the Seeing AI app makes a difference in his life as a blind parent. Link to video and more information:

Attend the Aira Talks to Hear About All Things Aira

Aira CEO Suman Kanuganti and Aira VP of Public Policy and Strategic Initiatives Paul Schroeder will speak at ACB's 2018 convention about exciting Aira updates. Learn more about #ACB18 Aira presentations, promotions, & free Aira Access locations by visiting

Blind Parenting Video

Parents often say that raising children is one of the most rewarding and challenging stages of life. Now imagine how you’d do it if you were blind. Not sure? … Check out this video and learn how two parents, Rebecca and Eric, who are both blind are loving, laughing and adapting as they raise their two-year-old son, Tyler, who loves books, trucks, airplanes, playing, and exploring the world around him. ACB Parenting Video ACB Parenting Video with Audio Description

ACB Disaster Relief Fund

Over the course of the past weeks, ACB members from all across the country have asked how they could help our fellow blind individuals negatively affected by Hurricane Harvey. Now our concern also extends to those from our community living in the path of Hurricane Irma. To find out how you can help, please visit:

ADP Master List of Audio Described Videos

As the only repository of all audio described titles on DVD and the three video streaming services (Amazon, iTunes, and Netflix), the Audio Description Project decided to create a new index of ALL the titles. This new "Master" index will allow you to look up any movie or TV series to see if it is available anywhere for purchase or with a subscription. At the moment, there are 1426 described videos available, 567 of which are duplicated in more than one service. Access the list by clicking on the following link:

Cisco Collaborates on Phones with American Council of the Blind

Developed with collaborative input from the American Council of the Blind (ACB), the software update for the Cisco's IP Phone 8800 Series is a huge step toward making the digital workplace more accessible for the blind and visually impaired. Learn more:

USBLN and the American Council of the Blind form partnership

US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the American Council of the Blind (ACB) announce collaboration to increase the rate of employment for people who are blind or visually impaired and advocate for enhanced workplace accessibility. Read more at:

Sight Unseen: NCIS Episode

ACB is pleased to have consulted on the development of the character Annie, a blind attorney, played by actress Merilee Talkington for this episode of NCIS. Read more at:

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

The ACB Link iPhone app assists ACB staff, members and friends to readily communicate news of relevance to the blind community. For more information about ACB Link, go to or read more at

Phone numbers for ACB Radio, ACB Braille and E-Forums and ACB Reports

You can reach ACB Radio on the phone by dialing 712-775-4808.

To reach the ACB Braille Forum, E Forum and ACB Reports, dial 605-475-8154.