ACB Tuesday Topics
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December 7, 2021

S1E64 - 20211207 - Tuesday Topics - Cool Gifts to give to blind people - 1900.

I thought it might be fun to see if folks have run across particularly cool presents for blind people this year. I will talk about a few but would welcome calls from sellers of products or folks who have thought of or bought cool presents.

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November 17, 2021

S1E63 - 20211116 - Tuesday Topics The ADP Project and the ADP Gala.

First, welcome back to the co-chairs of the Audio Description Project Committee, Kim Charlson and Carl Richardson. They have both been guests in the past and have kept you informed of what the ADP Committee is up to at various points over the last year. Paul also welcomes Barry Cronin, who will be playing a major role in the gala. These three folks know more between them about audio description than most of the rest of us put together.

You can support the AD Awards Gala and ACB’s Audio Description Project by donating here or call 1-888-444-8320 to make your donation by phone.

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November 9, 2021

S1E62 - 20211109 - Tuesday Topics ACB Affiliate Fund Raisers - 1900.

Get your holiday shopping done. Hear about current ACB affiliate fundraisers and from Leslie Spoone about the upcoming holiday auction.

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November 2, 2021

S1E61 - 20211102 - Tuesday Topics Halloween and Holidays - 1900.

All of our discussions will center around holidays! How do blind people feel about Halloween? How do blind parents handle the holiday? What about blind children? What was your experience as a child with Halloween? Did you like it? Were you nervous about it? Did you like parties better than trick or treating?

And then there are other holidays! Thanksgiving! Christmas! Easter! Valentine's day! How are those holidays for people who are blind? How were they for you when you were a child? How about now that you are an adult? Are holidays worse or better for people who are blind nowadays? Join us as we explore celebrating Halloween and other holidays! Perhaps celebration is not the right word!

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October 20, 2021

S1E60 - 20211019 - Tuesday Topics -White Cane Day and Disability Employment Awareness 190007.

Are we being protected by white cane laws? How should we handle white cane safety? October is also Disability Employment Awareness Month. The employment rate for people who are blind remains at 30 percent, leaving 70 percent of people who are blind not employed. Why is that? Can anything be done to fix it?

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August 24, 2021

S1E59 - 20210824 - Tuesday Topics the new wave of Covid, and future topics on Tuesday Topics - 191859.

During the first hour I want to talk about the new wave of covid 19. Is it different from the earlier one? Is our country handling it well? Has it affected people who are blind more? Where do we think we go from here?

When we are through with the discussion of the pandemic, I am going to try something very different! I suppose we could call it open mike. The idea is that we will let those of you who are there decide what we will talk about. I hope that, among other things, you will give me some ideas about what you would like Tuesday Topics to talk about in the future.

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August 17, 2021

S1E58 - 20210817 - Tuesday Topics the pros and cons of our convention this year, and state and special interest affiliates. - 1904.

Join Paul to provide your feedback on this year’s ACB convention and for a discussion on state and special-interest affiliates.

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August 10, 2021

S1E57 - 20210810 - Tuesday Topics - constitution and bylaws Part 2. - 1900.

This week we are continuing last week’s discussion with the same group of folks about our constitution and bylaws. They will be able to report to us what happened during the meeting of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee last Thursday. We will only go for an hour, allowing folks to attend the final  meeting of the groups that are discussing the changes to our governing documents in preparation for our business meeting this weekend at which we will vote on the final proposals.

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August 9, 2021

S1E56 - Tuesday Topics with Paul Edwards August 03, 2021, proposed amendments to ACB Constitution

Episode Notes

Tuesday Topics welcomes committee members about the constitutional changes that we will be considering on the 14th. From the Constitution and Bylaws committee we have Dan Spoone and John McCann. From the Voting Task Force we have Jeff Thom, Patrick Sheehan and Koni Simms. Our two hour program should give us enough time to not only get a clear idea of what the proposals are and are not. The folks on our call receive feedback from callers before the proposals are formally made.

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July 7, 2021

S1E55 - 20210706-1859. Tuesday Topics Your Dreams for ACB. Paul Edwards.

On Tuesday Topics this week, I would like to do some dreaming while we are awake! ACB is working in lots of areas now! However, there may well be an area that you would like to see our organization concentrate on. What might that be? Maybe you would like more particularity on an issue that ACB is already working on! Perhaps you think there is a huge gap with an issue that ACB really needs to focus on! In any case, what we are interested in on Tuesday Topics is your notion of what our priority issue in ACB ought to be. We will explore your ideas and talk about how best to make them happen! ACB is your organization! What do you want it to be doing?

What I am hoping will happen is that we will come up with a list of priorities during our first hour. During our second we will talk about how good the ideas are and what we need to do to make them happen! A new direction is no good unless it works so it will be fun to explore how to turn dreams into reality!

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