Stars, Stripes and Sessions!

What a star-spangled time it’s been “Here, There, and Everywhere” in Omaha, Nebraska. The joys of bringing friendships together for the very first time for so many, while others enjoyed reuniting with acquaintances from around the world. Engaging in the ever-growing possibilities and prospects of what the future holds from staff reports, scholarship recipients, partnering sponsors and our president’s message of kindness that connect us each day. The excitement of traveling for miles to those city tours, harmonious screams to those daily sessions that kept the skywalk busy. Various intriguing topics that piqued your interest to invoking dialogue that impacted us for better resolve.

Like a sponge, we came ready to soak up so much knowledge so that we can better advocate and serve not just ourselves, but this organization and our communities. Talks of transportation to technology, conversations on critical race theory to choosing where to live when aging, information sharing on Medicare to mentorship, educational teachings for gadgets to guide dogs and so much more. Be sure to stay tuned to ACB Media for future podcasts of some of those sessions. Salute to everyone that took part in planning, attending, facilitating or string take this year’s annual conference and convention a hybrid success. Until the next time, when we meet in Schaumburg, Illinois, but for now we’ll see you on the other side of August.

Looking Ahead to August

• National Cataract Awareness Month

• National Immunization Awareness Month

• National Dog Month

• Children’s Eye Exam Month

Save the Date

Mentoring Access Peer Support (MAPS) application submission deadline for mentors and mentees for ACB mentoring pilot programming is August 15, 2022.

ACB Attraction

Tennessee Council of the Blind

Jean Johnson, President

Nashville, TN

(615) 781-9284



This organization’s purpose is:

• to expand the social, economic and cultural opportunities for blind persons in Tennessee;

• to encourage and assist such persons in becoming more active, productive and responsible members of the community;

• to enhance the educational and rehabilitative services available to blind persons in Tennessee.

North Dakota Association of the Blind

Trampes Brown, President

Minot, ND

Phone: (701) 389-7982


Address: PO Box 824, West Fargo, ND 58078


Facebook Page:

We strive to enhance the way of life for people who are blind or visually impaired, to encourage employment opportunities, and to educate the public about sight loss.

Established in 1936, NDAB has a long history of helping people with vision loss live more independently. Members are sighted, blind, visually impaired, young and old, and from all walks of life. All are encouraged to share their time and talents as we work together to achieve our mission.

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