20210717 – RSVA: The importance of the RS19

~~RSVA® “The importance of the RS15”: Kathy Roet, Director of the Business Enterprise Program, Iowa Department of the Blind, Des Moines, IA will led this deepening discussion following the initial presentation at the 2021 Sagebrush conference. She shared how to use the RSA form to show the details of each state’s current program. Recorded during … Read more

20210717 – Saturday School: Advocating for the best learning environment in a hybrid situation

~~Saturday School: “Advocating for the Best Learning Options in a Hybrid Environment”: In this workshop, we explored how parents and college students can work with schools to get the best learning options whether instruction takes place in person, online, or using a combination of both methods. Presenters: ♦ Tabitha Brecke, Accommodations Specialist and Adult Education … Read more

20210717 – The federal communications commission and how you can make a difference

~~Federal Communications Commission and How You Can Be A Change Agent: Co-Presenters: ☺ Suzy Rosen Singleton, Chief, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, ☺ Michael Scurato, Assistant Chief of the Policy Division, Media Bureau, Federal Communications Commission provided overviews and updates regarding audio description, user interface rules, telephone equipment and services accessibility, and … Read more

20210719 – State commissioners and the future of blind rehabilitation

~~State Commissioners and the Future of Blind Rehabilitation: Ever wonder what State Commissioners dream about for the future of blind rehabilitation; or what they might agree and disagree with in ACB’s Rehabilitation Issues Task Force White Paper? Attendees joined us to find out what they think about rehabilitation now, and future trends they’d would like … Read more

20210718 – Vison Zero: setting a new safety standard on our streets

~~How a Vision Zero campaign can set a new standard for safety on our streets: To Mobility and Beyond presented Leah Shahum, Founder and Director of the Vision Zero Network as the keynote speaker. She brings two decades of proven success championing movements to advance safe, healthy, active transportation and serves on the Steering Group … Read more

20210720 – Practical and legal issues for government employees

~~Practical and Legal Issues for Government Employees: Issues and Challenges for today: Members of ACBGE and AAVIA discussed current challenges, practices and law bearing upon the provision of reasonable accommodations to workers with visual impairments. Participants addressed the process of obtaining assistive technology and reflected on the frustrations and the triumphs people face every day. … Read more

20210719 – Out and About with canines

~~Out and About with Canines and Canes: A panel of cane and guide dog users, with some vision to none, discussed pedestrian adventures, tips and tricks for fun and safe travel. Hear how getting lost can be a confidence-boosting adventure and how to leverage blind street smarts to create a more pedestrian friendly environment for … Read more

20210720 – What’s new at the corner

~~What Is New at the Corner: Attendees learned about the latest Hybrid Pedestrian Beacon, Rectangular Rapidly Flashing Beacon and other new pedestrian signals specified in the Federal Highway Administration Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, how they work and whether they are accessible. Presenters: ♥ Lukas Franck, Sr., Guide Dog Mobility Instructor and COMS from … Read more