Magazine

From the October 2019 magazine.

Letter from the Editor

Are we doing all we can to make the AA message accessible to all alcoholics? Is our meeting room accessible to members who use wheelchairs? Are we helping those with visual impairment to participate? Can a member with hearing loss hear clearly at our meetings? Are we helping members who have small children? How can we do more? This month’s special section features stories by and about AA members dealing with accessibility issues. 

In the story “A Vision for Service” an alcoholic who is visually impaired tells how she got involved in AA and learned about ways to give back. Due to an injury and a need for childcare, a woman in Chicago finds a vital connection to AA meetings online in “A Mother’s Lifeline.” In the story “Is AA Accessible to All?” a member moves to North Carolina and jumps into service and finds herself learning about the vast world of accessibilities and all the things we can do to help alcoholics access the AA message. And a longtime AA interpreter shares her wonderful journey and all the joy it brings in the long, beautiful story “So All Can Understand.”

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