ACB Link connects members and friends of the American Council of the Blind. With ACB Link, you can:
1) Access valuable resources offered by the American Council of the Blind
2) Get push notifications designed to keep you in the know about late-breaking news items of value to ACB members and friends
3) Easily and conveniently connect to the state and special-interest affiliates of the American Council of the Blind via the app's affiliate tab
4) Be informed and entertained by the programming available from ACB Radio's various channels via the radio tab
5) Play ACB podcasts on demand so you never again have to miss information that enhances your life and increases your independence
6) Gain valuable information that focuses on dealing with sight loss, whether you're facing vision loss yourself or have an elderly parent or relative who is.
ACB Link is intuitive, easy to use, and fully accessible with VoiceOver, Apple's screen reader built into iOS.
The American Council of the Blind (ACB) was founded in 1961 but many of its state affiliates and local chapters have a history that can be traced back to the 1880s. Since its inception, ACB and its affiliates have been at the forefront in advocating for programs and policies that have created the opportunities blind and visually impaired Americans now enjoy. The American Council of the Blind believes in the acceptance of all blind persons irrespective of where they are in their adjustment to blindness. We value every person for their individual strengths, abilities, and accomplishments, and we look forward to seeing ACB Link serve as a further vehicle of communication and interaction among all members of the ACB community and among those with questions and concerns about sight loss.
This version of ACB Link fixes a critical bug that can cause the app to crash with poor to low internet connectivity.
Ratings and Reviews
This app would be better if they scrapped the whole thing.
For an app that is supposed to be for the blind or visually impaired, it's impossible. The instructions are difficult, because even if you follow them verbatim, you don't get where they say you're supposed to go. I missed the description of yesterday's eclipse because though I followed the instructions verbatim, as did a sighted person who was right there with me, we couldn't get there. We could see what was supposedly playing, but never actually got to hear any of it. From what I understand, I'm not the only one who missed it because of the impossible instructions for finding it. So far, nobody that I have asked was able to find the eclipse feed.
It is nice to have a place to go on iOS to find information on the American Council of the blind.
For the blind, visually impaired & friends!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.