Welcome to the ACB Maine
newsletter for July 2022.
Save the Date
by Steve Sawczyn
I have some exciting news to share; at long last, recordings for previous editions of Tech Talk are now available to listen to on-demand. OK, they’re not technically all available yet as I’m still in the process of uploading them, but I should be done with this process shortly. IF you visit the following page, you will find the recaps for each edition of Tech Talk followed by a player which will let you play that particular edition. Now I know, some of the recaps have not been sent out yet and for that, I can only apologize. I’ll send out the missing recaps over the next few days or so and as I send them out, know that the recordings will also be posted to the web site.
To listen to any of the previous Tech Talk recordings, please visit this page:
Thanks again and as always, please reach out with any questions.
We will soon be moving our newsletter to a quarterly schedule. It makes sense, and it gives us time to plan for better publications.
Here's the schedule
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White Cane Awareness Walk for Independence 2022
Save the date! The Iris Network has invited PTGDU to be the Grand Marshall for this year’s White Cane Safety Walk for Independence. The event will take place in Portland on Saturday, October 8th from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Food trucks will be available for lunch after the walk.
Save the Date. PTGDU is teaming up with ACB Maine for our annual convention this fall. The event will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at The Embassy Suites by Hilton in Portland, Maine. Please send us a message if you would like to help out with the event.
The American Council of the Blind of Maine (ACBME) is excited to announce the opening of its 2022 Scholarship program.
A scholarship or scholarships with a combined total not to exceed $1500.00 (one thousand five hundred) may be awarded to one or more blind or visually impaired residents of the state of Maine who is/are currently enrolled in a post-secondary education program.
We are asking for your assistance in sharing this to your clients, students, friends, or family who could benefit from the scholarship.
Scholarship applicants must complete
the attached application, which can also be found on the ACBME
website (http://www.acbmaine.org/) and email the completed application to the ACBME Board of
Directors at email@example.com
Recipients of the scholarship(s) will be announced during the annual conference and convention in November (exact dates to be announced), and payment of the scholarship(s) will be sent to the winner(s) within 10 (ten) days following the announcement.
All applications must be received not later than midnight, August 1, 2022, in order to be considered.
If you have questions, please contact Lynn Merrill, ACB of Maine Scholarship Committee Assistant, ACBME, at 207 458 1362.
ACB OF MAINE
What is your visual status?
Which university are you attending?
What year are you/how many credits have you earned?
What is your major/degree program?
Anticipated date of graduation:
Please compose an Autobiographical sketch: an essay of at least 300 words to share with the Scholarship Committee, who you are and what your long term goals are. Describe for us what you are studying, what inspired you to seek higher education, and what your plans are with your degree. What sort of positive change do you hope to impart on your community, and how will this degree help you do that?
Please email the completed application and essay to the Board of Directors of the American Council of the Blind of Maine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are due no later than midnight, August 1, 2022.