Posts Tagged ‘American Council of the Blind’

ACB Radio Job Announcement

The American Council of the Blind (ACB) is seeking to hire a Managing Director for ACB Radio, an internet radio station operated by ACB. The successful candidate will be responsible for the oversight and daily operation of all facets of ACB Radio, and for moderating the internet mailing lists associated with it. He or she will report directly to the ACB Executive Director, but will receive input from the ACB President or his/her designee and the Chairperson of the Board of Publications. For duties and minimum qualifications, contact Melanie Brunson, Executive Director, American Council of the Blind, at mbrunson@acb.org.

When all print is the fine print: Government sends printed letters to the blind

By Beth Brelje © Pocono Record, Pennsylvania — The blind can’t read print. But the government sends printed letters to them anyway — letters with vital, life-changing information about benefits from the Social Security Administration. This week, Mary Ann Alexander, president of the Monroe County Council of the Blind, testified in federal court in San Francisco, part of a national class-action lawsuit. The suit was brought by the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund on behalf of the American Council of the Blind and individual plaintiffs. They are asking the Social Security Administration to provide information in accessible formats such as braille, large print, accessible PDF files, or in audio form…. READ MORE

CVS/pharmacy Enhancing Accessibility for the Visually Impaired To Its Web Site and Store POS

Woonsocket, RI — CVS/pharmacy, the nation’s largest retail pharmacy, announced today that it is implementing functional improvements to benefit its customers with visual impairments and other disabilities. The Company has installed tactile keypads in all CVS stores and it will enhance its website in 2009…. READ PRESS RELEASE