Friends-in-Art Scholarship Available
Friends-in-Art (FIA), a non-profit organization with the mission of advancing accessibility and opportunity for artists and audience members who are visually impaired, offers an annual $1,500 scholarship to college students who are legally blind and live in North America.
If you are a high school senior or a college student, and are planning to, or are currently majoring in, the fields of music, art, drama, or creative writing, and are blind or visually impaired, we encourage you to apply!
Note: Legal blindness is defined as an individual who has a visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the corrected eye and/or 20 degrees or less visual field in the corrected eye. Only individuals who are legally blind in BOTH eyes are eligible to receive this scholarship.
To apply, go to www.friendsinart.com, and upload/mail the required materials per the directions on the form by May 15, 2016. If you have any questions, contact Wayne Pearcy, FIA’s scholarship chair, via e-mail,[email protected].
GDUI Auction on ACB Radio
Guide Dog Users, Inc. will hold an auction on ACB Radio on Sunday, April 3, 2016, from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern time.
What could I win, you ask? Prizes include five dozen homemade cookies from Penny Reeder’s kitchen; a 7-in-1 do-it-all stereo; Freedom Scientific’s MAGic software, giving you both screen magnification and text-to-speech; a mouth-wateringly delicious honey-baked ham; and a Sharkk BoomBox Bluetooth speaker along with Mystic Access’ excellent tutorial. For more prize information, visit http://guidedogusersinc.org.
The proceeds from this event will be used to fund our universal voting project. GDUI is proud to have been the first ACB affiliate to make voting universally accessible, via phone and online, to our members.
Tune in to ACB Radio for more information as we get closer to this exciting event. We look forward to your participation.
Attention All Diabetics!
Time’s a-tickin’! If you have not sent your ACBDA dues in, now’s the time to do it! Send your dues ($10) to Donna Seliger at 915 Ashworth Rd., Apt. 208, West Des Moines, IA 50265-3669.
The board is working on the conference/convention, and we have our schedule made. The seminar/social hour will be on Sunday, July 3rd; our luncheon and meeting, on Wednesday, July 6th. We are having a social hour after the seminar so you can meet each other and network with the speakers. Mark those dates on your calendar. We’ll have a great time!