ACB Reports

First and Second Sunday of each month at 5:30pm, as available

ACB Radio, a project of the American Council of the Blind, is a monthly newsmagazine presenting up-to-date and relevant information worldwide for persons who are blind or who have low vision.  Mike Duke, Coordinator of the Radio Reading Service of Mississippi hosts the program.  ACB Radio airs on WXXI Reachout Radio on Sundays at 5:30 p.m., usually on the first and second Sunday of the month, as it is available.  Rhe audio of the program will also be posted on this page each month.

ACB Radio also provides programming produced by blind programmers, and a platform on which blind musicians and artists express their talents.  Check out the list of offerings and podcasts here.

Now if you are away from your computer or if you are in a place where cell phone coverage is sparse you can still listen to ACB Radio!

Yes, you can listen to ACB Radio with an ordinary telephone by calling 605-475-8130.

Ways to Connect

American Council of the Blind

This month we'll get a legislative update from Washington DC from Tony Stephens, Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs of the American Council of the Blind.

Learn more about ACB and find out about the 2017  56th ACB conference and convention "ACB Sparks Success" which will take place Friday, June 30, 2017 - Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada.


Fasten your seatbelts because we're going to hear updates on Flying the Accessible Skies!

The Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, including its Aviation Consumer Protection Division, monitors compliance with and investigates violations of the Department of Transportation’s (Department) aviation economic, consumer protection, and civil rights requirements.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings (AEP) and Office of Transportation Policy have developed informative modular programs that can be used to assist individuals with disabilities and to supplement the training and education of airline employees and contractors.

Tune into this month's ACB Reports to hear from the Assistant General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Transportation as she shares updates in the rules.

Tune in Sunday 3/6 or 3/12 at 5:30 p.m. or listen at the link below.

This month we'll get an update from the FCC on accessibility and video description issues from an attorney in the Disability Rights Office of the FCC, who recently spoke at the ACB Legislative Seminar.


February ACB Reports, 02/05/17

Feb 2, 2017
American Council of the Blind

Advocates for the blind community convene in Washington, DC with an agenda for independence and opportunities for people with vision loss.  Also, learn about the most recent update for ACBLink, a iPhone app to keep you up-to-date on ACB news. With ACB Link, you can: Access valuable resources offered by the American Council of the Blind, get push notifications designed to keep you in the know about late-breaking news items of value to ACB members and friends and much more.


January 2017 ACB Reports

Jan 4, 2017
American Council of the Blind

Learn about the World Blind Union from Charles Mossop, Regional President for the North American/Caribbean Region


December 2016 ACB Reports

Dec 12, 2016
American Council of the Blind

This month, learn about the ACB Scholarship program and hear ACB President Kim Charlson talk about the important accomplishments of ACB this year.


November 2016 ACB Reports

Dec 5, 2016
http://www.acb.org/tony-stephens

This month is a time of Presidential transition.  Tony Stephens, Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs at the American Council of the Blind explains the process.


October 2016 ACB Reports

Oct 6, 2016

Hear how the 21st Century Communication and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 is being implemented.


September ACB Reports

Oct 6, 2016

An update from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.


August 2016 ACB Reports

Oct 6, 2016

Highlights from the 2016 Convention and Conference of the American Council of the Blind.


July 2016 ACB Reports

Oct 6, 2016

Meet Talking Book narrator Joe Wilson and find out why ACB has been in the news lately.