S1E100 – 20221122 – Tuesday Topics – employment.

One of the most important issues facing members of the American Council of the Blind is employment. The ACB has an “Employment Committee” which is concerned with working to consider and develop policies and programs that will increase the likelihood of assuring that people who are blind or have low vision can finds jobs and … Read more

S1E98 – 20221108 – Tuesday Topics – How has the inclusion of a few blind people in ads changed things, and a look at the Mentoring, Access and Peer Support Program (MAPSP)

What is the impact of advertising on people who are blind? How has the inclusion of a few blind people in ads changed things? How do people with some vision fare in ads. During this hour we will explore just how much we are viewed as consumers or objects of political correctness. During the second … Read more

S1E97 – 20221101 – Tuesday Topics – How do folks who are blind or have low vision remember Halloween. Program ends abruptly due to technical issues

How do folks who are blind or have low vision remember Halloween? Did we trick or treat as kids? Did we take our kids trick or treating? Do we decorate our house and give out candy? Do we prefer Halloween parties held at schools or clubs? In general, we would like a snapshot of how … Read more

S1E96 – 20221025 – Tuesday Topics – How do we feel about those who are blind or low vision regarding how they are portrayed in movies and in Television?

We will discuss together where we stand with regard to how we feel about how those who are blind or low vision are portrayed in the movies and on television. We will also consider who and how the media cover the activities that we take part in. What do you think of the “super blind”? … Read more

S1E95 – 20221018 – Tuesday Topics – Accessible Voting.

We will explore together where we stand with regard to accessible voting as we approach the mid-term elections. Are there new things to celebrate? Are there basic issues that still need to be worked on? How valuable is accessible email voting without return? How can we work to make return happen and what advantages do … Read more

S1E93 – 20221004 – Tuesday Topics – blind jokes, or humor concerning people who are blind.

We will once more tackle two topics which are connected. We will begin by looking at “blind jokes” or humor concerning people who are blind. We will, unfortunately, have to include some examples to make our points clear. Is it okay for blind people to tell “blind jokes”? What is objectionable about them, if anything? … Read more

S1E91 – 20220920 – Tuesday Topics – Special Interest Affiliates, pro’s and cons – 1900.

In Florida, as a part of the the Florida Council of the Blind, we have a special interest affiliate called the Council for the Concerns of the Totally Blind. In Florida and, of course, throughout the country there are chapters of and a national organization championing the issues of people with low vision. This organization … Read more