DCCB will schedule upcoming member meetings on Saturdays. All meetings will start at noon and run until approximately 3:00 PM. They will be held in the community room at Wilshire Park Condominiums located at 3701 Connecticut Avenue, NW.
An informal meeting of DCCB members took place on January 12. Due to inclement weather, a quorum was not obtained. The members present considered sources for future speakers.
DCCB held its annual holiday party at the Parthenon, 5510 Connecticut Ave., NW, on December 15 from 12:00 PM until 3:00 PM. Participants brought small exchange gifts valued at about $10. Everyone had a jolly good time.
A DCCB member meeting took place on November 10. The guest speaker was John Scott Marshall, a blind attorney, who spoke about adapting to living with a disability. Following his speech, various committees were established to address local issues.
The prior member meeting occurred on September 8. The main focus of the meeting was travel opportunities for visually impaired persons to go to the Caribbean. The last ACB convention and recruitment were also discussed.
ACB will host its 2019 President's Meeting and Legislative Seminar From February 23 through February 26 at the Crowne Plaza Alexandria, 901 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA. For more information and schedule details, visit:
The Metropolitan Washington Ear provides audio description for various theatrical performance. MWE will provide audio description for the February 23 2:00 PM performance of The Heiress at Arena Stage Fichandler at the Mead Center, the March 2 2:00 PM performance of Richard the Third at Shakespeare Theatre, the March 3 2:00 PM performance of Finding Neverland at National Theater, the March 13 7:45 PM performance of Oil at Olney Theatre Center – Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, the March 23 2:00 PM performance of Vanity Fair at Shakespeare Theatre, the March 26 7:30 PM performance of Into the Woods at Ford's Theatre, the March 30 12:00 PM performance of Madeline and the Bad Hat at Olney Theater Historic Stage and the March 31 2:00 PM performance of A Bronx Tale at National Theater. See the link Recreation and Entertainment on this site for more information about MWE and its program offerings.
DCCB held its 2015 annual convention on October 24 from 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM at the National Education Association's conference center. Chen Guangchengauthor of “The Barefoot Lawyer-A Blind Man’s Fight For Justice and Freedom in China”, was the keynote lunchtime speaker. Janet LaBreck, commissioner of Rehabilitation Services Administration, informed the attendees about how the Workplace Innovation and Opportunity Act will help educate and train youths about potential career paths. Paul Schroeder from the American Foundation for the Blind advised on where legislation of interest stands and how to lobby for passage. Sports activities were also presented, Sarah Presley describing the Out of Sight Dragons dragon boat team, Karla Gilbride describing goalball and other offerings from the Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes and Ed reeder describing the DC Blind Bowlers league. Judy Dixon and Mark Reumann demonstrated many useful apps for the IPhone on the technology panel while Joel Snyder detailed the process used in audio describing shows and events. Jocelyn Hunter, Olivia Norman and Eddie Martinez from the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind described its new programs. Exhibitors showed their wares. Door prizes and a cake raffle were popular items.
The archives for the 100th anniversary of DCCB can be found at: