ACB Braille Forum Podcast

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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The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LIII May 2015 No. 11

The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LIII May 2015 No. 11 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 Acknowledgement President’s Message: Riding the Rails, by Kim Charlson ACB Sues Four D.C. Cab Companies for Discrimination Against People Who Use Guide Dogs, by Melanie Brunson Convention Week Sneak Preview, by Janet Dickelman Show Your Love for ACB and Get the Chance to Win up to $5,000! Got an Amendment for the ACB Constitution and Bylaws? A Few Reminders, by John Huffman Join the Stampede at the ACB Brenda Dillon Memorial Walk, by Donna Brown An Update on Giving Societies, by Tom Tobin ACB Monthly Monetary Support Program (MMS) Funds Many Useful Services, by George Holliday Seeing Can Be Deceiving, by Ken Stewart Affiliate News Passings Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop UEB, by Nancy Scott 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 April 2015 No. 10

The ACB E-Forum Volume LIII April 2015 No. 10 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 All content created initially for use by ACB in publications, in any media on any web site domains administered by ACB, or as a broadcast or podcast on ACB Radio, archived or not, is considered to be the property of the American Council of the Blind. Creative content that appears elsewhere originally remains the property of the original copyright holder. Those responsible for creative content submitted initially to ACB are free to permit their materials to appear elsewhere with proper attribution and prior notification to the ACB national office. ***** Table of Contents President’s Message: What Can Marrakesh Do to Help Make Books Accessible for Everyone?, by Kim Charlson ACB Legislative Imperatives for 2015, by Melanie Brunson The Bright Stars Align over Dallas, by Janet Dickelman FIA Reflects on Turning 30 and Looks Forward to the Future, by Dwayne Estes Walk with the Stars at the ACB Brenda Dillon Memorial Walk, by Donna Brown Seeking Helpers for the 2015 Information Desk, by Vicky Prahin Come One, Come All to the Lone Star Loot Auction! Product Evaluations and Guides: A Review of the Odin VI: An Accessible Feature Phone from Odin Mobile, by Bill Holton Passings Affiliate News Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop Blind Bind, by John Lee Clark
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The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LIII March 2015 No. 9

The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LIII March 2015 No. 9 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 Acknowledgement President’s Message: More on Accessible Prescription Labels, by Kim Charlson Tax Tips from the IRS, by Melanie Brunson ACB’s Stars Will Shine Bright in Dallas, by Janet Dickelman Last Call: The DKM Train Is Leaving the Station, by Allen Casey Let the Stars Shine Bright on the ACB Brenda Dillon Memorial Walk, by Donna Brown Call for Nominees for 2015 ACB Awards!, by Chelle Hart & Chip Hailey Board of Publications Again Awards Your Excellence in Media and Writing in 2015 Come to the Lone Star Loot Auction! The Importance of Grassroots, by Kathy Brockman Best Audio Holiday Season Ever, by Susan Glass A Telecommuting Job Could Be Just What You Are Looking For, by Dr. Ronald E. Milliman Affiliate News Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski
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The ACB E-Forum Volume LIII February 2015 No. 8

The ACB E-Forum Volume LIII February 2015 No. 8 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: Randolph-Sheppard: A Program Providing Opportunities, by Kim Charlson The Bureau of Engraving and Printing Launches Phase 2 of Money Reader Distribution Program, by Melanie Brunson Congress Passes ABLE Act: Major Victory for People with Disabilities and Their Families Come to Dallas, Where the Stars Shine Bright, by Janet Dickelman Come and Bid at the Lone Star Loot Auction! There’s a First Time for Everything, by Allen Casey Santa Comes to ACB Radio, by Carla Ruschival Fighting for Equal Opportunities: Perkins’ trailblazing Kim Charlson makes history again as first woman president of the American Council of the Blind, by Bill Winter MIT Ring-Like Device Scans Texts and Reads to the Blind in Real Time, by Rodrique Ngowi Life Is Unpredictable – Embrace It, by Larry Johnson Between Two Worlds: From Vision to Blindness, by Teddie-Joy Remhild New Items in Store at the ACB Mini Mall, by Carla Ruschival Affiliate News Passings Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop ** 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. ** ACB Radio has a new and improved web site; come see for yourself at www.acbradio.org. ** Got talent? Tell us about you: marlaina@acbradio.org
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