An Update Regarding CVS Pharmacy

Episode Description On this episode of the ACB Advocacy Update, ACB’s advocacy team, Clark and Swatha discuss two major updates regarding CVS and the disability community. They go into depth on the CVS v. Doe Supreme Court case and the rollout of Spoken RX, the company’s accessible prescription label solution.

National Diabetes Awareness Month Advocacy

On this episode of the ACB Advocacy Update, Swatha and Clark participate in an ACB Community Event hosted by the Get Up and Get Moving Campaign and ACB Diabetics in Action. Hosted by ACBDA President, Tom Tobin, and ACBDA Advocacy Chair, Chris Gray, the program draws attention to the need for durable medical equipment to … Read more

This Is It! The Audio Description Awards Gala!

Episode Description On this episode of the ACB Advocacy Update, we preview the inaugural ACB Audio Description Awards Gala. Anthony Corona, host of Sunday Edition on the ACB Media Network, moderated a conversation previewing the Audio Description Awards Gala and what is in-store. To celebrate greatness and innovations in audio description, please join us at … Read more

ACB Celebrates Veterans Day

Episode Description On this week’s episode of the ACB Advocacy Update, Clark and Swatha meet with Don Overton, Executive Director of Blinded Veterans Association (BVA), to discuss his role at BVA and the organization’s resources for blind and visually impaired veterans. They also discuss advocacy efforts by BVA, how both ACB and BVA can work … Read more

A Conversation with NCD

Episode Notes On this week’s episode of the ACB Advocacy Update, Clark and Swatha meet with Andrés Gallegos, Chair of the National Council on Disability (NCD), to discuss his role and his vision for the organization. We also talk about the impact of the pandemic on the blind and low vision community, and additional topics … Read more

Advocacy Trick or Treat.

On this episode of the ACB Advocacy Update, Clark and Swatha provide another round of advocacy updates for our members and listeners. Topics we cover include: the Congressional budget reconciliation process; the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee hearing on the ADA; ACB advocacy issues in the news; the Accessible Pedestrian Signal lawsuit in New York; … Read more

Talking About Alt Text

Episode Description On this episode of the ACB Advocacy Update, Clark and Swatha meet with ACB’s Multimedia Design Specialist Kelly Gasque and Nolan Trowe from Everyday Disabled to talk about alt text. They discuss what alt text is, why it’s important, and a potential project with ACB and Nolan about alt text. If you’d have … Read more

ACB Celebrates White Cane Safety Day

Episode Description On this week’s episode of the ACB Advocacy Update, ACB’s Advocacy and Outreach Specialist Swatha Nandhakumar and ACB’s Director of Development Tony Stephens speak with Koni Sims, South Dakota Association of the Blind President, about White Cane Safety Day on October 15th. We go into the history of the white cane, talk about … Read more

ACB at the M-Enabling Summit

Episode Description On this week’s episode of the ACB Advocacy Update, Clark and Swatha meet with Katie Fredrick, ACB Board of Publications Chair, in person at the M-Enabling Summit in Arlington, VA. We discuss the key events at the summit, highlights from the past three days, and the joys of being at an actual in … Read more

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Air Carrier Access Act

Episode Description On this episode of the ACB Advocacy Update, Clark and Swatha speak with an old friend of ACB, Claire Stanley, Public Policy Analyst at National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and co-Chair of the ACB Transportation Committee, to discuss air travel accessibility and the Air Carrier Access Act’s (ACAA) 35th anniversary. They discuss the law’s … Read more