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The ACB Braille Forum Volume LIV March 2016 No. 9

Table of Contents ACB National Office Gets Change of Venue Tony Stephens Appointed Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs of the American Council of the Blind, by Eric Bridges President’s Message: Transportation — Everyone Has to Deal with It!, by Kim Charlson Legislative Priorities for 2016, by Tony Stephens Helpful Hints for Attending the Convention, by Janet Dickelman Call for Nominees for 2016 ACB Awards!, by Chelle Hart and Chip Hailey A Q & A for DKM and Leadership Awards, by Allen Casey A Walk of 10,000 Steps, by Donna Brown We Miss You, Mr. Speicher, by James Kracht and Paul Edwards Remembering Ward Bond, Feb. 29, 1940-Nov. 29, 2015, by Penny Reeder Passings Affiliate News Developing a Plan for Recruitment, compiled by Ardis Bazyn Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop
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The ACB E-Forum Volume LIV February 2016 No. 8

Table of Contents President’s Message: Eating and Web Accessibility, by Kim Charlson Microsoft, American Council of the Blind Partner to Advance Accessibility Sneak Preview of Tours in Minneapolis, by Janet Dickelman Paths to Leadership: The Traditional and the New, by Allen Casey Holiday Auction Thank-You’s, by Carla Ruschival A Tribute to Ida Scotti, by Yvonne Michaud Schnitzler The Things I Do Today, Part 1: A Plethora of Possibilities, by Paul Edwards Passings Hero Dog Team Helps GDUI, by Annie Chiappetta Affiliate News Hearing in New York City Blind Hunting Report I Am Your Customer Campaign Launched in Canada, by John Rae ACB Gets Fresh with Tupperware! Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop
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The ACB Braille Forum Volume LIV January 2016 No. 7

Table of Contents The Next Chapter for ACB’s Leadership: Eric Bridges Appointed Executive Director, by Kim Charlson Sutherland and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee Reach Landmark Settlement with General Services Administration ACB: Land of 10,000 Dreams, by Janet Dickelman ACB: Cultivating Leaders for the Future, by Allen Casey DKM at 20 Invites New First-Timers, by Allen Casey Board of Publications Awards Your Excellence in Media and Writing in 2016 Summary of the Fall Board of Directors Meeting, by Doug Powell Affiliates: Putting ACB into ACB Radio! Top-Notch Tool for Job Seekers Ed Walker, WAMU personality who burnished radio’s golden age, dies at 83 Affiliate News Summary Notice of Proposed Class Action Lawsuit Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop
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The ACB E-Forum Volume LIV December 2015 No. 6

Table of Contents Humana Now Offers Talking Prescription Labels for Its Members with Visual Impairments, by Kim Charlson Linked, Connected and Empowered with ACB Link Scholarship Applications for 2016-2017 School Year Are Now Available! Willing, Able, and Seeking Opportunity: Video Receives Support from Multinational Corporations, by Eric Bridges Happy Holidays from the Convention Committee, by Janet Dickelman Bid It! Buy It! Holiday Auction and Mini Mall, by Carla Ruschival In Memoriam: “Bob Allen” Prahin, by Vicky Prahin In Memoriam: Marcia Nigro Dresser, by Marlaina Lieberg Readers’ Memories of Marcia Dresser Passings A Letter from the ACB President A Great Time in the Lone Star State, by the ACB Auction Committee Highlights of the 2015 ACB Membership Seminar, compiled by Ardis Bazyn And the Winner Is …, by Mike Godino Blind Hunting?!, by Tom Lealos Affiliate and Committee News Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop
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The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LIV November 2015 No. 5

Table of Contents President’s Report, Part III, by Kim Charlson An Update on the Taxi Discrimination Lawsuit, by Eric Bridges Reps. Cartwright, McKinley Champion Comprehensive Bipartisan Legislation to Transform Special Education for Students with Sensory Disabilities ACB Adopts Cumulative Giving Societies, by Tom Tobin Tours and Transit in Minneapolis, by Janet Dickelman It’s Holiday Auction Time, by Carla Ruschival Durward K. McDaniel: A Timeline Remembering Durward, by Allen Casey The ACB Mini Mall: Holiday Happenings, by Carla Ruschival In Memoriam: Charles S.P. Hodge: Mentor, Colleague, Friend, July 30, 1946-June 18, 2015, by John McCann 2015 Resolutions Summaries, by Mark Richert Affiliate News Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop
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The ACB E-Forum Volume LIV October 2015 No. 4

The ACB E-Forum Volume LIV October 2015 No. 4 Published by the American Council of the Blind Be A Part of ACB The American Council of the Blind (TM) is a membership organization made up of more than 70 state and special-interest affiliates. To join, contact the national office at 1-800-424-8666. Contribute to Our Work Those much-needed contributions, which are tax-deductible, can be sent to Attn: Treasurer, ACB, 6300 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Suite 195, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. If you wish to remember a relative or friend, the national office has printed cards available for this purpose. Consider including a gift to ACB in your Last Will and Testament. If your wishes are complex, call the national office. To make a contribution to ACB by the Combined Federal Campaign, use this number: 11155. Check in with ACB For the latest in legislative and governmental news, call the “Washington Connection” 24/7 at 1-800-424-8666, or read it online. Listen to ACB Reports by downloading the MP3 file from www.acb.org, or call (605) 475-8154 and choose option 3. Tune in to ACB Radio at www.acbradio.org or by calling (605) 475-8130. Learn more about us at www.acb.org. Follow us on Twitter at @acbnational, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanCounciloftheBlindOfficial. © 2015 American Council of the Blind Melanie Brunson, Executive Director Sharon Lovering, Editor 2200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 650, Arlington, VA 22201 Table of Contents President’s Report, Part II, by Kim Charlson Willing, Able, and Seeking Opportunity: ACB Video Highlights the Abilities of Blind Individuals, by Eric Bridges ACB Honors Melanie Brunson with Resolution 2015-04 American Council of the Blind Seeks Executive Director It’s October – Time to Think about the Holiday Auction!, by Carla Ruschival It’s Minneapolis, Minn. for the 2016 Convention, by Janet Dickelman The 2015 ACB Scholarship Winners: Stars Shining Bright into the Future, by Michael Garrett ACB Stars Shine Bright in Dallas, Part II, by Tom Mitchell and Judy Wilkinson American Council of the Blind Announces Winners of the 2015 Audio Description Awards Walkin’ to Success, by Donna Brown Road to Dallas, by Sharon Howerton Banquet Lets the Stars Shine Bright, by Sharon Lovering Notice of Class Action Settlement for Customers of Lululemon Lynn Manning dies at 60; blind poet, athlete, Watts theater group founder, by Steve Chawkins Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski Are You Moving? Do You Want to Change Your Subscription? Contact Sharon Lovering in the ACB national office, 1-800-424-8666, or via e-mail, slovering@acb.org. Give her the information, and she'll take care of the changes for you.
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The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LIV September 2015 No. 3

Table of Contents President’s Report, Part I, by Kim Charlson Bidding ACB A Very Fond Farewell and Reflecting on the Last Seventeen Years, by Melanie Brunson Looking Back on Dallas, by Janet Dickelman ACB Stars Shine Bright in Dallas, Part I, by Ron Brooks, Judy Wilkinson, and Denise Colley Holidays in September, by Carla Ruschival Welcome Back, Students: A Message from the ACB Students President, by Tiffany Jolliff Affiliate News Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop
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The ACB E-Forum Volume LIV August 2015 No. 2

The ACB E-Forum Volume LIV August 2015 No. 2 Published by the American Council of the Blind ***** ** Be A Part of ACB The American Council of the Blind (TM) is a membership organization made up of more than 70 state and special-interest affiliates. To join, contact the national office at 1-800-424-8666. ** Contribute to Our Work Those much-needed contributions, which are tax-deductible, can be sent to Attn: Treasurer, ACB, 6300 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Suite 195, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. If you wish to remember a relative or friend, the national office has printed cards available for this purpose. Consider including a gift to ACB in your Last Will and Testament. If your wishes are complex, call the national office. To make a contribution to ACB by the Combined Federal Campaign, use this number: 11155. ** Check in with ACB For the latest in legislative and governmental news, call the “Washington Connection” 24/7 at 1-800-424-8666, or read it online. Listen to ACB Reports by downloading the MP3 file from www.acb.org, or call (231) 460-1061 and choose option 3. Tune in to ACB Radio at www.acbradio.org or by calling (231) 460-1047. Learn more about us at www.acb.org. Follow us on Twitter at @acbnational, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanCounciloftheBlindOfficial. © 2015 American Council of the Blind Melanie Brunson, Executive Director Sharon Lovering, Editor 2200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 650, Arlington, VA 22201 ***** Table of Contents President’s Message: Comcast: An Industry Leader in Accessibility, by Kim Charlson An Academic Challenge, by Mark B. Lasser Transitioning to College: Nine Essential Tips for Students with Visual Impairments, by Pat Ryan Ups and Downs, by Deon Lyons Do You Have a Pulse? If Not, You Will Want One After Reading This, by Scott Davert Product Evaluations and Guides: Dolphin Guide from Dolphin Computer Access: A Suite of Access Programs That Simplify Computer Use, by Jamie Pauls Notice to the Older Blind: It’s Time We Took Control of Our Future, by Carl Jarvis How to Get More Members Actively Participating in Your Affiliate, compiled by Ardis Bazyn Cruises for People Who Don’t Like Cruises, by Sue Bramhall Affiliate News Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop
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The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LIV July 2015 No. 1

The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LIV July 2015 No. 1 Published by the American Council of the Blind ***** ** Be A Part of ACB The American Council of the Blind (TM) is a membership organization made up of more than 70 state and special-interest affiliates. To join, contact the national office at 1-800-424-8666. ** Contribute to Our Work Those much-needed contributions, which are tax-deductible, can be sent to Attn: Treasurer, ACB, 6300 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Suite 195, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. If you wish to remember a relative or friend, the national office has printed cards available for this purpose. Consider including a gift to ACB in your Last Will and Testament. If your wishes are complex, call the national office. To make a contribution to ACB by the Combined Federal Campaign, use this number: 11155. ** Check in with ACB For the latest in legislative and governmental news, call the “Washington Connection” 24/7 at 1-800-424-8666, or read it online. Listen to ACB Reports by downloading the MP3 file from www.acb.org, or call (231) 460-1061 and choose option 3. Tune in to ACB Radio at www.acbradio.org or by calling (231) 460-1047. Learn more about us at www.acb.org. Follow us on Twitter at @acbnational, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanCounciloftheBlindOfficial. © 2015 American Council of the Blind Melanie Brunson, Executive Director Sharon Lovering, Editor 2200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 650, Arlington, VA 22201 ***** Table of Contents President’s Message: Go Team: ACB and Baseball, by Kim Charlson FCC Issues Rules to Improve Access to Emergency Information, by Melanie Brunson Staying Connected in Dallas, by Janet Dickelman Free Indoor Wayfinding at ACB 2015: What You Need to Know Ahead of Time Crossroads 2015: The Highway to Success, by Carla Ruschival Facebook Accessibility for Users with Visual Impairments: What Facebook Wants You to Know, by Bill Holton Miles to Go Before We Rest, by Larry Johnson Walking a Mile in Heels Leads to Community Involvement, by Lenny McHugh Timed to Perfection, by Ryan Lucas Affiliate News Passings Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop ACB Officers, Board of Directors, and Board of Publications Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums ** Are You Moving? Do You Want to Change Your Subscription? Contact Sharon Lovering in the ACB national office, 1-800-424-8666, or via e-mail, slovering@acb.org. Give her the information, and she'll take care of the changes for you.
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The ACB E-Forum Volume LIII June 2015 No. 12

The ACB E-Forum Volume LIII June 2015 No. 12 Published by the American Council of the Blind ***** ** Be A Part of ACB The American Council of the Blind (TM) is a membership organization made up of more than 70 state and special-interest affiliates. To join, contact the national office at 1-800-424-8666. ** Contribute to Our Work Those much-needed contributions, which are tax-deductible, can be sent to Attn: Treasurer, ACB, 6300 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Suite 195, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. If you wish to remember a relative or friend, the national office has printed cards available for this purpose. Consider including a gift to ACB in your Last Will and Testament. If your wishes are complex, call the national office. To make a contribution to ACB by the Combined Federal Campaign, use this number: 11155. ** Check in with ACB For the latest in legislative and governmental news, call the “Washington Connection” 24/7 at 1-800-424-8666, or read it online. Listen to ACB Reports by downloading the MP3 file from www.acb.org, or call (231) 460-1061 and choose option 3. Tune in to ACB Radio at www.acbradio.org or by calling (231) 460-1047. Learn more about us at www.acb.org. Follow us on Twitter at @acbnational, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanCounciloftheBlindOfficial. © 2015 American Council of the Blind Melanie Brunson, Executive Director Sharon Lovering, Editor 2200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 650, Arlington, VA 22201 ***** Table of Contents Attention All ACB Leaders and Members!, by Kim Charlson President’s Message: WIOA: Laws, Regulations and Why They Should Matter to You, by Kim Charlson Audio Description News Flash!, by Melanie Brunson ACB Honors Its 2014 Annual Giving Society Donors, by Tom Tobin Register Early to Get the Extras in Dallas!, by Janet Dickelman Information Desk Reminders, by Vicky Prahin A Mini Mall Stampede, by Carla Ruschival Audio Description Project Seeks Active Participation from ACB Members in Dallas, by Susan Glass FIA Showcase: Something Old, Something New, by Peter Altschul Convention Sneak Peek: Passport to Knowledge Extra, Extra! Convention Newspaper Now Seeking Volunteers Affiliate News Membership Focus Call Discusses Essential Elements for an Affiliate Web Site, compiled by Ardis Bazyn Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop ACB Officers, Board, and Board of Publications Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums ** Are You Moving? Do You Want to Change Your Subscription? Contact Sharon Lovering in the ACB national office, 1-800-424-8666, or via e-mail, slovering@acb.org. Give her the information, and she'll take care of the changes for you.
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