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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.

DCCB's most recent meeting took place on Saturday, November 9.  The guest  speaker came from the Department of For-Hire Vehicles.  The mission of the Department of For-Hire Vehicles is to protect public interest by regulating the vehicle-for-hire industry to allow the citizens and visitors of the District of Columbia to have safe, affordable, and accessible transportation options.

DCCB held its prior meeting on Saturday, September 14.  The guest speaker was Jordan Pascale,  WAMU’s transportation reporter.  He discussed the future trends in transportation across the DMV.  DCCB members had an opportunity to talk with him about how changes to bus service, rail service taxis,  share ride services autonomous cars, and more might impact blind or visually impaired people as  they commute to work, shop, and  visit friends or family.  Officers and directors were elected.

Join Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB) and the Low Vision Specialists of MD & VA (LVS) for the Opening Night of their exhibit, Beyond Sight on Wednesday, November 13, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street in Northwest Washington.  This exhibition showcases the creative capabilities of local artists including Aaron Cox, Lawrence Harrison, and Pamela Steed, who are visually impaired.  Additionally, hear live poetry performed by Dave Steele (The Blind Poet), an award-winning blind author of more than 700 poems and songs dealing with the fears and struggles associated with vision loss.

The Metropolitan Washington Ear (MWE) provides audio description for various theatrical performance.  MWE has arranged for discount tickets for the Tony Award-winning musical Newsies at Arena Stage on Saturday, November 23 at 2:00 PM.  Please let MWE know if you are interested.  MWE will provide audio description for the November 17 2:00 PM performance of Rent at National Theater, the November 23 2:00 PM performance of Newsies at Arena Stage Fichandler at the Mead Center, the November 30 2:00 PM performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at Round House Theatre Bethesda, the December 3 7:30 PM and 28 2:00 PM performances of A Christmas Carol at Ford's Theatre, the December 8 2:00 PM performance of Christmas Revels at GW Lisner Auditorium, the December 8 2:00 PM performance of White Pearl at Studio Theatre, the December 11 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM performances of Singin' in the Rain at Olney Theatre Center: Mainstage, the December 14 2:00 PM performance of Woman in Black at Shakespeare: Lansburgh Theatre, the December 15 2:00 PM performance of Fiddler on the Roof at National Theater, the December 18 7:45 PM performance of A Christmas Carol at Olney Theatre Center: Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, the December 21 2:00 PM performance of Dear Jack, Dear Louise at Arena Stage Kreeger at the Mead Center and the December 28 2:00 PM performance of Peter Pan at Shakespeare Theatre: Sidney Harman Hall.  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:

 http://acbradio.org/DCCB