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November 19, 2021

ACB's Inaugural Audio Description Awards Gala, November 18, 2021

Event Program

November 18, 2021 — 7:30 p.m. ET

About the Event

The inaugural AD Awards Gala celebrates and expands audio description in media. This is a core tenet of the Audio Description Project (ADP), a program of ACB. Proceeds from this event support the ADP, which works each day to further audio description across a wide range of visual media. We are deeply grateful for the enormous level of support that made this inaugural event a success. For information on this year’s gala and upcoming events, visit www.AdAwardsGala.org.

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors

Silver Star Sponsors

Comcast/NBC Universal Time Warner Media

Bronze Star Sponsors

American Printing House Spectrum Viacom-CBS Streaming

Program Credits

A Doug Roland Films Production Edited by Cameron Taddeo Hosted by Thomas Reid of Reid My Mind Radio Podcast

Special Guests in Order of Appearance

Dan Spoone, President, ACB Will Butler, Gala Chair and VP for Community, Be My Eyes Joel Snyder, Ph.D., Co-Founder of ADP and President of Audio Description Associates LLC Kim Charlson, Past President of ACB and ADP Co-Chair Barry Cronin, Retired, WGBH Carl Richardson, ADP Co-Chair Roy Samuelson, Voice Actor Simran Sethi, EVP for Development and Content Strategy, ABC Entertainment Satauna Howery, Voice Actor Charlie Cox, Actor Heather Dowdy, Senior Program Manager for AI and Accessibility, Netflix Conchita Hernandez Legorreta, Educator and Advocate Orissa Castellano Rodriguez, Executive Director, Canal 22 Tony Stephens, Director of Development, ACB Eric Bridges, Executive Director, ACB Petr Kucheryavyy, Senior Manager for Accessibility, Spectrum Amhed Fareed, Commentator, NBC Sports Lex Gillette, Paralympian Molly Solomon, EP & President, NBC Olympics Production Jason Momoa, Actor Nesta Cooper, Actor Christian Camargo, Actor Sarah Herrlinger, Senior Director of Global Accessibility Policy & Initiatives, Apple Kurt Warner, NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Brenda Warner, Spouse Zachary Levi, Actor Sumaira Latif, Accessibility Leader, Procter & Gamble Marc Pritchard, CMO, Procter & Gamble Blake Stadnik, Actor

Technical Production

AD Narration by Nefertiti Matos Olivares Audio description provided by Audio Description Associates, LLC Sound editing by Chris Snyder Captioning provided by Vitac

Special thanks to the following organizations who assisted in technical production and securing clips for the event:

130 Agency, ABC Entertainment, the Academy Awards, Apple, Audio Description Associates, Canal 22, Dicapta Foundation, Netflix, NBC-Universal, Peacock, Procter & Gamble, Spectrum and WGBH.

And to the following individuals:

Zachary Levi, Jason Momoa, Blake Stadnik, Kurt and Brenda Warner.

AD Awards Planning Committee

Will Butler, Gala Chair, Be My Eyes Kim Charlson, ADP Co-Chair Carl Richardson, ADP Co-Chair Matt Atter, Vispero Angela Ball, Comcast John Cavanaugh, Bridge Multimedia Maria Victoria Diaz, Ph.D., Dicapta Foundation Paul Schroeder, American Printing House Joel Snyder, Ph.D., Audio Description Associates, LLC and ADP Founder/Sr. Consultant Joe Strechay, Producer

Audio Description Awards Committee

Joel Snyder, Ph.D., Chair, Audio Description Associates, LLC and ADP Founder/Sr. Consultant Will Butler, Gala Chair, Be My Eyes Carl Richardson, ADP Co-Chair Maria Victoria Diaz, Ph.D., Dicapta Foundation Satauna Howery, Voice Actor Diane Johnson, Descriptive Video Works Steering Committee Roy Samuelson, Voice Actor Wendy Sapp, Bridge Multimedia Margo Tone, Keywords

Additional thanks to the following for sharing of time, talents and resources:

Audio Description Associates, LLC, Bridge Multimedia, Dicapta Foundation, Vitac, Vispero, and Woman of Her Word.

ACB Support Staff

Jo Lynn Bailey-Page Fred Brack Nancy Marks-Becker Eric Bridges Nancy Feela Jennifer Flatt Kelly Gasque Cindy Hollis Erika Keller Sharon Lovering Rick Morin Clark Rachfal Tony Stephens

For more information go to: www.adp.acb.org.

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November 9, 2021

20211109 - ACB Diabetics, plus Get Up And Get Moving Advocacy Training 101.mp3

The ACB Diabetics in Action and Get Up and Get Moving campaign have joined forces to offer legislation education with a twist. Please join us in this endeavor.

Sponsored by ACB Diabetics in Action and ACB’s Get Up and Get Moving campaign

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October 13, 2021

ACB Board of Directors Meeting October 9, 2021 Hybrid from Omaha

2021 ACB Fall Board of Directors Meeting Saturday, October 9, 2021 Broadcast on ACB Media Six 10:00AM EDT – 6:00PM EDT

  1. Call to Order: Dan Spoone, President
  2. Roll Call and Introduction of Guests: Denise Colley, Secretary
  3. Review and Approval of Agenda: Dan Spoone, President
  4. Review and Approval of Minutes: August 31 (2021 Resolutions Part One), Denise Colley, Secretary
  5. Mission Moment: Dan Spoone and Eric Bridges

Over 100 Visitors Brochures Described Through Google Grant: Partnership with The National Park Service (NPS), The University Of Hawaii And ACB Through The UNID Project: Jo Lynn Bailey Page, Deb Cook Lewis, ADP Steering Committee, And ACB Affiliate Volunteers

6. Consent Agenda: Dan Spoone

A. 2021 Year-To-Date Financial Statements: Nancy Becker

B. Braille Forum Editor’s Report – Nutshell: Sharon Lovering

C. Advocacy Update Report: Clark Rachfal

D. 2021 Year-To-Date Development Report: Tony Stephens and Jo Lynn Bailey Page

E. ACB Media Network Report: Jennifer Flatt

F. Membership Services Report: Cindy Hollis

7. Convention Report: Janet Dickelman, Convention Committee Chair

8. President’s Report: Dan Spoone

A. Resolution (2.0) And Voting Task Force (2.0) Ad Hoc Committees Formed

B. ACB WBU Searches for New Executive Director – Kim Charlson

C. Affiliate Board Liaisons to Be Assigned

D. Archive Committee Formed – Chris Gray and David Trott

E. Board Agenda Will Be changed To Program Format for Future Meetings

9. Staff Reports

A. Executive Director: Eric Bridges

B. Advocacy Update: Clark Rachfal

C. Resource Development: Tony Stephens

D. Member Services: Cindy Hollis

E. Chief Financial Officer: Nancy Becker

10. Lunch

11. Executive Session

12. Election Of Executive Committee: President, Two Officers and Two Board Members

13. Financial Narrative for 2021 Year-To-Date: David Trott, ACB Treasurer

14. Review And Approval of ACB Travel Policy: Eric Bridges, Executive Director

15. Review And Approval of The ACB Internship Policy: Eric Bridges, Executive Director

16. Review And Approval of the Reasonable Accommodations Policy: presented by Clark Rachfal, ACB ADA Coordinator

17. Board Of Publications (BOP) Report Penny Reader, BOP Director

18. ACB Media Network Data Analysis: Jennifer Flatt, ACB Communications Manager

19. ACB Media Outreach to Other Media Sources: Jennifer Flatt

20. Board Discussion on Program and Services Steering Committees: Dan Spoone and Eric Bridges

21. Adjourn

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September 30, 2021

ACB Board of Directors Meeting September 29, 2021 Resolutions P:art Two

2021 ACB Resolutions Part 2 Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Broadcast on ACB Media Six 7:30PM EDT – 11:30PM EDT

1.      Call to Order: Dan Spoone, President 2.      Roll Call and Introduction of Guests: Denise Colley, Secretary 3.      Review and Approval of Agenda: Dan Spoone, President 4.      Review and Approval of July 16 (Preconvention) Minutes: Denise Colley, Secretary 5.      Nomination and Appointment of Budget Committee Members (3): Nominations from the board 6.      Review and Approval Of 2021 ACB Resolutions Part 2: Each Resolution Requires Board Approval a.       Resolution 2021-1:  Mandatory Disability Awareness Training for Health Care Workers b.      Resolution 2021-04:  Resolution Addressing Allegations of Sexual Assault, Harassment and Abuse at Blindness Training Centers and Other Rehabilitation Programs c.       Resolution 2021-06:  Website Access d.      Resolution 2021-7:  Accessibility of Pill Packs for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired e.       Resolution 2021-9:  Website Overlays f.       Resolution 2021-10:  Spanish Resolution g.       Resolution 2021-14:  Emotional Support Animals h.      Resolution 2021-16:  Accessible Programs at the VA i.        Resolution 2021-18:  Medicaid Home and Community-based Services j.        Resolution 2021-21:  Voter Suppression of People with Disabilities k.       Resolutions 2021-26:  Inclusive Language in Communications l.        Resolution 2021-28:  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion m.     Resolution 2021-29:  Free Matter for the Blind n.      Resolution 2021-30:  Website and App Access o.      Resolution 2021-31:  National TVI Registry p.      Resolution 2021-34:  Promotion of Mental and Emotional Health and Wellbeing as an Organizational Priority q.      Resolution 2021-36:  Appointments to State Rehabilitation Councils 7.      Adjourn

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September 24, 2021

20210924 - OKCB - Updating Our Resources

Updating Our Resources

Notes go here

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September 24, 2021

20210924 - Opening Remarks and Mark Richert (AER)

Opening Remarks and Mark Richert (AER)

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September 24, 2021

20210924 - OKCB - It Takes a Village and Friday Wrap-up

OKCB It Takes A Village and Friday Wrap-up

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September 7, 2021

ACB Board of Directors Board Meeting August 31, 2021 Resolutions P:art One

Episode Notes

Please Note that the beginning of the meeting was not recorded and the meeting was later interrupted again several minutes in.

The recording in this podcast contains the full agenda.

2021 ACB Resolutions Part 1: Board of Directors Meeting Tuesday, August 31, 2021 8:00PM EDT   1. Call to Order: Dan Spoone, President 2. Roll Call and Introduction of Guests: Denise Colley, Secretary 3. Review and Approval of Agenda: Dan Spoone, President 4. Mission Moment: Dan Spoone and Eric Bridges ACB First Virtual Remote Elections: Nancy, Rick, Deb, Patrick, Jeff, Koni, Voting Task Force Committee, John, Frank, Betsy, Janelle, Constitution and Bylaws Committee, Denise Irminger (Parliamentarian) and our ACB members that engaged in the democratic process to vote! 5. President’s Announcements: Dan Spoone A. ACB Fall Board Meeting in Omaha – Virtual? B. ACB Budget Committee Nominating Requested – Vote on members in September meeting C. Resolutions and Voting Task Forces 2.0 will be announced at Fall Board Meeting D. Update on 2022 DC Leadership Conference E. ACB Committee Member Solicitation F.  Personal Health Update 6. Appointment of Public Relations Committee Chair: Nominations from the board 7. Review and Approval Of 2021 ACB Resolutions Part 1: Each Resolution Requires Board Approval A. Resolution 2021-02 - Apple Updates B. Resolution 2021-03 - The Inaccessibility of the Pentair ScreenLogic Connect App for Pools and Spas C. Resolution 2021-11 - PBS audio descriptive content D. Resolution 2021-12 - Accessible Telehealth E. Resolution 2021-13 - DOT air travel forms F. Resolution 2021-15 - Recognizing the American Foundation for the Blind in Light of Its Centennial G. Resolution 2021-16 - Accessible programs at the VA H. Resolution 2021-22 - Text-to-Speech and the Voicing of Audio Description I. Resolution 2021-23 - Conference Requirements for Accessible Materials J. Resolution 2021-24 - ACB Permanent Broadband Benefit Resolution K. Resolution 2021-25 - Accommodations Provided to Olympic and Paralympic Athletes with Disabilities L. Resolution 2021-33 - Teddie-Joy's Law M. Resolution 2021-35 - e-reader Prioritization for deaf-blind patrons 8. Officer and Board Committee Updates (As Needed) 9.  Adjourn

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August 27, 2021

20210827 - ACBT - Making Your Wishes Known

Making Your Wishes Known

“Making Your Wishes Known: Financial Planning & Pre-planning” Carla Baker, MSPSY-Pre-planning Specialist, Dignity Memorial & Gabriel Trevino-Financial Planner, Edward Jones

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August 27, 2021

20210827 - ACBT - Texas Talking Book Program

Texas Talking Book Program

T of America-Texas (LUAT) What’s Happening at the National Library Services/Talking Book Program, Texas State Library-Dina Abramson, Disability Information and Referral Coordinator Talking Book Program/Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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