Friday, November 29, 2013

TCB Christmas Party

From our President, Jesse:

We will be having our Tulsa Council of the Blind Christmas party on Friday, December 13, 2013 at our regular meeting place, West Tulsa Free Will Baptist Church, 930 W. 23rd Place!

We will start at 5:30 p.m. and will be finished at 8:00 p.m. We will be exchanging gifts.  If you would like to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped gift with a cost of no more than $10.  The cost to eat is $8.  We need a few people to bring some sides or a dessert.  Please let me know if you are willing to bring a side or dessert.  Please let Julie or I know if you need a ride to the Christmas party.

We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Jesse Martinez, TCB President
918 232 7164
Julie Bailey, TCB Vice President
918 231 0202

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New Resources!

Innovative Rehabilitation Technology - Products for people with low vision and the Blind including electronic magnifiers, scan and read OCR software, talking devices, PC systems, wireless Braille keyboard, book players, and screen readers. They also offer a library of FREE digital books! (Selections such as Phantom of the Opera, Crime and Punishment, War of the Worlds, Beethoven's Letters, Alice in Wonderland and other classics.

Future Aids: A Store for the Blind - Braille Superstore includes low vision products, housewares, toys and games, gift shop, and Braille books and greeting cards. Braille workshop products are available to help family and friends learn Braille, and there is a Copy Center where you can convert brochures, handouts, menus and other documents into Braille.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Survey - Deadline Nov. 22

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is collecting information about the preferences of blind users who browse the Web on mobile devices. They've created a short survey (15 questions) that can be completed in 10 to 15 minutes, and will be available until November 22. Here is the link:

Christmas Shopping - Support ACB

From our President, Julie:

Shop Amazon, Support ACB

Are you starting to make your shopping list for the upcoming holidays? I
have already begun making my wish list and shopping.

One of my favorite online shopping web sites is I no longer
have to shop until I drop; I can relax in my favorite chair and browse to my
heart's content.

I recently learned that I can support the American Council of the Blind
while shopping. That's right! You can shop Amazon and a portion of your
hard-earned money can go to assist ACB. It is really easy. Here's how.

From your favorite Internet browser, simply go to There,
you will find information on ACB's Audio Description Project. There is a
link called "The ADI Associate Link." This will take you to
Amazon, where you can shop as usual. ACB receives a commission on everything
you purchase from Amazon through this link - described DVDs, games,
household products, books, music, and even food. And it doesn't cost you one
penny more to help ACB!

I have an account at Amazon, and they recognize me when I enter using the
ACB links. For the most part, I shop the Amazon main site; however, there is
a link to an accessible site, and I do use it on occasion.

By the way, spend some time on the ADP page; there is a bundle of very
valuable information there for your perusal. You'll find information about
audio-described TV shows, movies, DVDs, and much more.

Happy shopping, and enjoy supporting ACB this holiday season.

- Linda Yacks

Sharon Lovering, Editor

American Council of the Blind

2200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 650

Arlington, VA 22201

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Tulsa Council of the Blind

From our President, Julie:

Hello to all!

This is just a friendly reminder for the upcoming November 8th TCB Meeting. I
would strongly urge you to make every effort to attend this meeting as
important things are happening!

We will be voting on the 2014 TCB Board and it is important for everyone to
come and let your wishes be known. Just remember that in order to vote, your
dues of $5 will need to be paid before the beginning of the business portion
of the meeting.

We will also be having a guest speaker at this meeting. It is one of our own
members, Marion McFadden. Please come and listen to his tale of how he came
to write his book and his attempts to get it recorded for visually impaired
and blind readers.

The meeting will be at the West Tulsa Free Will Baptist Church in the Family
Life Center located at 930 W. 23rd Place in Tulsa. Dinner will begin at 5:30
pm and the meeting will begin at 6 pm. And conclude no later than 7:30 pm.

If you have transportation difficulties to the meeting, please contact me
and I will do what I can to assist.

See you there!!!

Julie Bailey

TCB President