by Katie Frederick
There are many ways to stay connected with ACB and access information. The ACB Braille Forum and E-Forum, for example, are available in multiple formats. You can access ACB’s flagship publication on the ACB.org website, via email, through the free NFB-Newsline service, as a podcast, and via ACB Media channel 10.
For the past several years, the ACB Board of Publications (BOP) has developed a concept of themed issues for the Braille and E-Forums. Recently, many ACB special-interest affiliates and committees have reached out with contributions to the magazine. We welcome and encourage these submissions! The 2022 calendar of issues is full, so start thinking about what issue your special-interest affiliate or committee would like for 2023. If interested in submitting content for an issue, reach out to Braille Forum Editor Sharon Lovering in the national office. Thank you to those who have and will lend your voices to the ACB Braille Forum and E-Forum.
Are you looking for another way to share your voice with ACB members and others? One of the newer platforms ACB has launched is the ACB Voices Blog. Visit www.acbvoices.wordpress.com to read the recently published entries. You can also subscribe to the blog via email and read entries in your email program of choice.
Each month features an “ACB Spotlight” post, highlighting key events from the previous month, informing readers of upcoming events, and highlighting ACB’s state and special-interest affiliates. Recently published blogs have also addressed topics such as the ACB Community, advocacy, honoring guide dogs, and more.
The ACB Voices blog is a new medium, and we want and need to hear your voices. Please send blog submissions via email to [email protected]. If you have an idea for the blog, please reach out to a member of the ACB Board of Publications. We are here to help you share your voice.