Restaurant Recommendations in Schaumburg, IL (by Jessica Minneci)

Having a fun and delicious dining experience with friends is one of the best parts of the ACB Conference and Convention. If you’re planning to attend the 2023 convention in Schaumburg, Illinois, check out this blog post to discover some excellent restaurants from someone who grew up in the Chicagoland area. Giordano’s (1.3 miles from … Read more

Understanding Memorial Day: Remembering the Reasons

Understanding Memorial Day: Remembering the Reasons (by Cassie Trosper)  Every year, I feel mixed emotions when it comes to Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Although they serve similar purposes, each day celebrates two different sets of military service members. As a United States Army veteran, I am not offended if someone says “Happy Memorial Day, … Read more

Passion Project Portal: Meet DJ McIntyre (by Hindley Williams)

DJ McIntyre’s dedication to the ACB Next Generation affiliate stems from a passion for blindness and low vision concerns. She currently serves as the co-chair of the Public Relations Committee and is a member of the Convention Committee and Publications Committee. While DJ’s work with Next Generation certainly keeps her busy, she has many additional … Read more

Passion Project Portal: Meet Amanda Selm (by Hindley Williams)

Members of ACB Next Generation recognize the name Amanda Selm from before Next Generation was even an affiliate. She was instrumental in creating the affiliate and currently serves as its first president. She has been surrounded by blindness for much of her life. She herself is visually impaired and uses large print and magnification technology. … Read more

Reflecting back and Looking Forward: ACB Next Generation (by Hindley Williams)

On February 22, 2023, ACB Next Generation celebrated its third birthday. Next Generation is a unique affiliate, and leaders and members alike agree there is nothing quite like it anywhere else. Rather than focusing on a specific occupation, hobby, or condition, ACB Next Generation welcomes all blind and low vision individuals between the ages of … Read more

Music to My Ears: Replaying The 2022 SongSight Music Mentoring Retreat By Greg Lindberg

Group photo of the SongSight 2022 participants taken in Scottsdale, Arizona.

  This past August, I got a text from Steven, a friend of mine. He asked if I had heard about the SongSight Music Mentoring Retreat, a brand-new event being put on by legally blind American Idol finalist Scott MacIntyre and several of his colleagues who are plugged into the music scene. The group was … Read more

Highlighting Two Accessible Tours at the 2022 ACB Conference and Convention by Greg Lindberg

During the 2022 American Council of the Blind Conference and Convention held in Omaha, NE in July, I had the opportunity to participate in two tours outside of the hotel. These were the first ACB-sponsored tours I attended since I wasn’t able to squeeze any into my convention itinerary when I attended the 2016 ACB … Read more