Friday, November 30, 2012

TCB Christmas Party

Hello to all TCB members and friends!

I am getting excited about the upcoming TCB Christmas party and I hope that you are too!

Three snowmen with banner that
says "A Christmas Party"
Fantastic news – our meal will cost $8.95 per person instead of $10.95! Yes, that’s correct. Each individual will need to pay $8, and TCB will pay the balance. We will have turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, cranberry relish, green beans, rolls, and pumpkin pie! All of this for only $8.95 per person.

We also will be playing that favorite game we have played in the past. Some call it the Dirty Santa game, but I don’t like the sound of that. So, we will just call it the gift exchange game. Whatever you want to call it, if you want to play, you will need to bring a wrapped gift. Do not put a name on the package, and it should cost no more than $10. Game rules will be coming in a future email. This is not a gag gift game, but it should be a gift that you yourself wouldn’t mind taking home with you.

We will have more coming in the future about the party, but just be sure to mark it on your calendar and plan to attend!

Date:  Saturday, December 15, 2012
Time:  3:00 PM to 7:00 P.M.
Place:  West Tulsa Free Will Baptist Church Family Life Center
                930 W. 23rd Place, Tulsa, OK

See you there!!!

If you would like to come to the party, but have transportation issues, please call me and we will do what we can to get you there.

Julie Bailey
TCB President

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Deanna Jones Takes Law Exam Using Zoom Text

Read about how Deanna Jones won her case to take her law exam using Zoom Text and Kurzweil 3000.  Deanna Jones Sworn in to Defend Law She Tested Herself.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Beginner's Guide to Echolocation

Photo of book, Beginner's
Guide to Echolocation
Echolocation is the ability to "see" objects using sound instead of sight. Beginner's Guide to Echolocation by Tim Johnson provides exercises, examples and lessons in echolocation.

The book is available in accessible MSWord format, as well as an audio mp3.

Get ready to bid! Get ready to buy!

Get ready to support the American Council of the Blind 2012 Holiday Auction.
Our first ACB Holiday Auction is filled with great holiday gift ideas, collectibles, and holiday treats.  It will be held on Sunday, December 2, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern Time (4:00 to 7:00 PM Pacific).  Originating from the ClearChannel studios in Louisville, Kentucky, the auction will be live-streamed on all ACB RADIO channels, and all proceeds benefit ACB Radio.

Colts Signed Football
Here's how it will work:
  • Reminiscent of radio auctions from yesteryear, several items will be up for bid at the same time. 
  • Items will be announced and described, and bidding on each item will remain open for several minutes.
  • To place a bid, just telephone us during the time that the item you want is open for bid.  Bids will be announced on the air.  If you are outbid, you can call back and bid again.  We will announce when an item is about to close.  Winners will be announced on the air.
  • Several telephone lines will be available for bidding.  The numbers to call are 877-560-7900 (toll-free) or 502-571-7900.
  • All items will be sold as is, and all sales will be final.  Shipping charges will be added to the final sales price.  For those purchasing multiple items, shipping will be combined whenever possible.  More information about shipping charges will be provided during the auction.
  • Bidders will be required to provide contact and credit card information during the course of the auction; bids will not be accepted and items will not be shipped to a winning bidder in the absence of such information.
  • Except for baked goods and other food items, auction items will be shipped from our Minneapolis office during the week of December 3.  Cookies, candies and other holiday treats will be shipped from the point of origin; ACB cannot guarantee the shipping date.
  • Visit the Auction Preview page at to check out all of the great items up for bid.  You'll find photos and descriptions of each item.  If you'd like to see larger photos of an item, just choose the link near it's description.
  • Then tune in to ACB Radio on Sunday, December 2, at 7:00 PM Eastern (6:00 Central, 5:00 Mountain, and 4:00 Pacific) for all the fun.

Happy bargain-hunting, and thanks for supporting ACB Radio.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Having trouble reading prescription labels?

Photo of ScripTalk Station
reading a prescription bottle.
ScripTalk Station is the answer!  With ScripTalk, you can hear the drug name, the dosage, instructions for use, warnings and contraindications, pharmacy information, doctor's name, and prescription number. All you have to do is press a button and place the special Talking Label over the reader.

ScripTalk Station uses RFID and text-to-speech technology. It's lightweight, easy to carry in your purse or bag, and includes an earphone jack for privacy.

For more information or to order, check the ScripTalk website.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

TCB Meeting - Nov. 16

The November meeting of the Tulsa Council of the Blind will be on Friday, 
November 16 from 6 PM to 7:30 P.M.. Location for the meeting is the West 
Tulsa Free Will Baptist Church in the Family Life Center, 930 W. 23rd Place in 

Voting for our 2013 TCB Board of Directors will take place at this meeting. 
In order to vote, you must be a current paid TCB member. Dues are $5 for the
2013 year, so bring your $5 and vote for those members you want to lead TCB 
in the future!

Dinner is available before the meeting for a cost of $5 per person. If you 
plan to eat, please try to arrive no later than 5:30 P.M..

The TCB Christmas Party is scheduled for December 15 from 3pm to 7 pm. It 
will take place at the West Tulsa Free Will Baptist Church as well. Plans 
for the party are being made, and details will be sent out as soon as they are 

Please make plans to attend the November meeting and December party - you 
won't want to miss out on the fun and fellowship!

See you there!!!

Julie Bailey, TCB President