Environmental Accessibility for Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

On this episode of the ACB Advocacy Update, Clark and Swatha celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day by speaking with Tom Pey (Founder and CEO of Waymap) and Russ Myer (Executive Director of the Capital Region Nordic Alliance) about increasing the accessibility of the indoor and outdoor built environment through way finding services like Microsoft Soundscape … Read more

Modernizing the AbilityOne Program.

Modernizing the AbilityOne Program On this episode of the ACB Advocacy Update, Clark and Swatha, with special guest ACB President Dan Spoone, speak with Kimberly Zeich, Acting Executive Director of the U.S. AbilityOne Commission, and two private citizen members of the Commission, Gabe Cazares and Bryan Bashin, about the AbilityOne program. We discuss ways to … Read more

Post Leadership Conference Advocacy Updates Grab Bag

On this week’s episode of the ACB Advocacy Update, Clark and Swatha return to provide an update on the 2022 legislative imperatives, and the work ACB and its partners in the disability community are doing on the 4 imperatives. We also provide updates on accessible at-home COVID-19 testing and the Ability-One program. Find out more … Read more

20220324 – Transit Advocacy at Different Levels of Government.

On this episode of the ACB Advocacy Update, we revisit a session from the ACB Legislative Seminar. During this breakout session, ACB’s Transportation, and Pedestrian and Environmental Access Committees host a conversation with Beth Osborne, Director, Transportation for America. To review more content from the 2022 ACB D.C. Leadership Conference, please visit ACB’s YouTube channel. … Read more

ACB Celebrates Black History Month

On this episode of the ACB Advocacy Update, Clark and Swatha celebrate Black History Month with Cheryl Cumings (Multicultural Affairs Committee Chair) and Reverend Ray Raysor (DCCB President). They discuss the meaning of the month, advocacy issues important to blind and visually impaired people of color, and opportunities within ACB to support and foster membership … Read more

20220222 Legislative Imperative 1 – Exercise and Fitness for All Act

20220222 Legislative Imperatives – Exercise and Fitness for All Act Clark and Swatha, ACB’s Advocacy and Governmental Affairs team, discuss the first legislative imperative for the DC Leadership Conference and Legislative Seminar, the Exercise and Fitness for All Act. Find out more at https://acb-community.pinecast.co

Accessible COVID Testing and Leadership Conference Update

Episode Description On this week’s episode of the ACB Advocacy Update, Clark and Swatha discuss ACB’s advocacy efforts relating to accessible at-home COVID tests now available to order online and over the phone, and provide an update about ACB’s 2022 DC Leadership Meetings. To order rapid at-home test kits free of charge, visit www.covidtests.gov or … Read more