ACB Braille Forum Podcast

The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LII March 2014 No. 9

The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LII March 2014 No. 9 Published by the American Council of the Blind ***** The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and to improve quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people. Kim Charlson, President Melanie Brunson, Executive Director Sharon Lovering, Editor National Office: 2200 Wilson Blvd. Suite 650 Arlington, VA 22201 (202) 467-5081 fax: (703) 465-5085 Web site: http://www.acb.org The ACB Braille Forum (TM) is available in braille, large print, half-speed four-track cassette tape, data CD, and via e-mail. Subscription requests, address changes, and items intended for publication should be sent to Sharon Lovering at the address above, or via e-mail to slovering at acb.org. 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 the number listed above. 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 via the Combined Federal Campaign, use this number: 11155. For the latest in legislative and governmental news, call the "Washington Connection" toll-free at (800) 424-8666, 5 p.m. to midnight Eastern time, or read it online. Copyright 2014 American Council of the Blind 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: Be Sure You Are Protected!, by Kim Charlson ACB's Legislative Priorities for 2014, by Melanie Brunson Las Vegas: Deal Us In!, by Janet Dickelman DM First-Timer Selection Nears Board of Publications Awards Your Excellence in 2014 Call for Nominees for 2014 ACB Awards!, by Chip Hailey and Chelle Hart ACB Leadership Institute 2014 Come to Vegas and Hit the Jackpot! How to Get the Most Out of Rehab, Part III: Available Services, by Doug Powell Conducting Business with Social Security: What You Should Know and How You Can Help, by Len Burns Summary of the Fall 2013 ACB Board Meeting, by Denise Colley Membership Focus: Creative Ways to Meet, Especially in Rural Areas, compiled by Ardis Bazyn In Memoriam: Buddy Spivey, Dec. 31, 1941-Jan. 9, 2014 Affiliate News Community Outreach Challenge, by Tristen Breitenfeldt Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop ** Forum Subscription Notes You can now get "The Braille Forum" by podcast! To subscribe, go to "The Braille Forum" page on www.acb.org. If you do not yet have a podcast client, you can download one from the Forum page. To subscribe to "The Braille Forum" via e-mail, go to www.acb.org/mailman/listinfo/brailleforum-L. ** 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 at 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. LII January 2014 No. 7

The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LII January 2014 No. 7 Published by the American Council of the Blind The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and to improve quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people. Kim Charlson, President Melanie Brunson, Executive Director Sharon Lovering, Editor National Office: 2200 Wilson Blvd. Suite 650 Arlington, VA 22201 (202) 467-5081 fax: (703) 465-5085 Web site: http://www.acb.org The ACB Braille Forum (TM) is available in braille, large print, half-speed four-track cassette tape, data CD, and via e-mail. Subscription requests, address changes, and items intended for publication should be sent to Sharon Lovering at the address above, or via e-mail to slovering at acb.org. 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 the number listed above. 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 via the Combined Federal Campaign, use this number: 11155. For the latest in legislative and governmental news, call the "Washington Connection" toll-free at (800) 424-8666, 5 p.m. to midnight Eastern time, or read it online. Copyright 2013 American Council of the Blind 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: Are You Getting Sleepy?, by Kim Charlson U.S. Department of Transportation Issues New Accessibility Rules for Airlines and Airports, by Melanie Brunson FCC Announces New Procedures for Informal Complaints about Communications Accessibility, by Eric Bridges It's the Real Deal in Las Vegas!, by Janet Dickelman Come to RSVA Sagebrush BEP Training Conference Leadership Training Sessions for 2014, by Berl Colley Highway to Success: Crossroads Leadership Conference, by Carla Ruschival DKM Is Betting on You to Be a Leader in Vegas, by Allen J. Casey ACB Radio Now On Your Phone, by Marlaina Lieberg Shopping for Health Care: Comparing Hospitals Can Help Consumers Make Good Decisions, by Ron Pollack How to Get the Most from Your Vision Rehabilitation Experience, Part II: When Things Are Not Going Well, by Doug Powell Musings: Who Is King?, by Paul Edwards The Importance of Becoming Self-Aware, by Jessie Rayl Jury Awards Blind War Vet $160,000 for Discrimination by Credit Union The Mini Seika: More Than Just a Braille Display, by Paul Edwards Traveling Blind, by Teddie-Joy Remhild MVA (Missing the Visual Arts), by Alice Jane-Marie Massa How to Create an Attention-Grabbing Brochure, by Gaylen Floy PR Committee Seeks Your Successes Are You Interested in Marketing and Public Relations That Can Help Your Affiliate or Chapter?, by Ron Milliman Affiliate News Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop ** Forum Subscription Notes You can now get "The Braille Forum" by podcast! To subscribe, go to "The Braille Forum" page on www.acb.org. If you do not yet have a podcast client, you can download one from the Forum page. To subscribe to "The Braille Forum" via e-mail, go to www.acb.org/mailman/listinfo/brailleforum-L. ** 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 at 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. LII November 2013 No. 5

The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LII November 2013 No. 5 Published by the American Council of the Blind The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and to improve quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people. Kim Charlson, President Melanie Brunson, Executive Director Sharon Lovering, Editor National Office: 2200 Wilson Blvd. Suite 650 Arlington, VA 22201 (202) 467-5081 fax: (703) 465-5085 Web site: http://www.acb.org The ACB Braille Forum (TM) is available in braille, large print, half-speed four-track cassette tape, data CD, and via e-mail. Subscription requests, address changes, and items intended for publication should be sent to Sharon Lovering at the address above, or via e-mail to slovering at acb.org. 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 the number listed above. 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 via the Combined Federal Campaign, use this number: 11155. For the latest in legislative and governmental news, call the "Washington Connection" toll-free at (800) 424-8666, 5 p.m. to midnight Eastern time, or read it online. Copyright 2013 American Council of the Blind 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: Committees Are the Strength of ACB, by Kim Charlson Riviera Hotel and Casino Overview, by Janet Dickelman Mardi Gras ACB Style, by Jim Jirak Accessing the E-Forum Using NFB-Newsline to Access the ACB Forum, by Bob Hachey Convention Attendees Discover New Worlds in Columbus, by Sharon Lovering, Doug Powell, Denise Colley, and Ron Brooks 2013-2014 ACB Scholarship Winners, by Michael Garrett Banquet Attendees Discover the Lure of the Appalachian Trail, by Sharon Lovering How to Give More People Access to Conventions and the Information Disseminated There, compiled by Ardis Bazyn ACB Mini Mall's November Nuggets, by Carla Ruschival Shop Amazon, Support ACB, by Linda Yacks Shoppin' Without Droppin': The Holiday Auction Is Comin' Affiliate News Readers' Forum: The Universal English Braille Code, by George Griller Letter to the Editor Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop Forum Subscription Notes You can now get "The Braille Forum" by podcast! To subscribe, go to "The Braille Forum" page on www.acb.org. If you do not yet have a podcast client, you can download one from the Forum page. To subscribe to "The Braille Forum" via e-mail, go to www.acb.org/mailman/listinfo/brailleforum-L. 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 at acb.org. Give her the information, and she'll take care of the changes for you.
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The ACB Braille Forum Volume LII September 2013 No. 3

The ACB Braille Forum Volume LII September 2013 No. 3 Published by the American Council of the Blind The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and to improve quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people. Kim Charlson, President Melanie Brunson, Executive Director Sharon Lovering, Editor National Office: 2200 Wilson Blvd. Suite 650 Arlington, VA 22201 (202) 467-5081 fax: (703) 465-5085 Web site: http://www.acb.org The Braille Forum (TM) is available in braille, large print, half-speed four-track cassette tape, data CD, and via e-mail. Subscription requests, address changes, and items intended for publication should be sent to Sharon Lovering at the address above, or via e-mail to slovering at acb.org. 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 the number listed above. 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 via the Combined Federal Campaign, use this number: 11155. For the latest in legislative and governmental news, call the "Washington Connection" toll-free at (800) 424-8666, 5 p.m. to midnight Eastern time, or read it online. Copyright 2013 American Council of the Blind 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: Pay It Forward in Two Ways, by Kim Charlson Access Board Issues Report on Best Practices for Access to Prescription Drug Label Information, by Melanie Brunson The Treaty of Marrakesh Explained, by Maryann Diamond Brenda Dillon: Keeping Her Spirit Alive, by Sara Conrad Readers' Memories of Brenda Dillon The ADA Turns 23: A Call to Action California Council of the Blind Sues Alameda County over Barriers to Voting 'Where's My Braille Forum?' How to Get the Most from Your Vision Rehabilitation Experience, by Doug Powell 2013 ACB Membership Seminar, compiled by Ardis Bazyn Who Won the Apple iPad?, by Dr. Ronald E. Milliman Blind Student Learns to Read Braille with Lips, by Alexis Lai The Girl with Bad Eyes, by Donna W. Hill Affiliate News Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop Forum Subscription Notes You can now get "The Braille Forum" by podcast! To subscribe, go to "The Braille Forum" page on www.acb.org. If you do not yet have a podcast client, you can download one from the Forum page. To subscribe to "The Braille Forum" via e-mail, go to www.acb.org/mailman/listinfo/brailleforum-L. 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 at acb.org. Give her the information, and she'll take care of the changes for you.
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The Braille Forum Volume LI May 2013 No. 9

The Braille Forum Volume LI May 2013 No. 9 Published by the American Council of the Blind The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and to improve quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people. Mitch Pomerantz, President Melanie Brunson, Executive Director Sharon Lovering, Editor National Office: 2200 Wilson Blvd. Suite 650 Arlington, VA 22201 (202) 467-5081 fax: (703) 465-5085 Web site: http://www.acb.org The Braille Forum (TM) is available in braille, large print, half-speed four-track cassette tape, data CD, and via e-mail. Subscription requests, address changes, and items intended for publication should be sent to Sharon Lovering at the address above, or via e-mail to slovering at acb.org. 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 the number listed above. 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 via the Combined Federal Campaign, use this number: 11155. For the latest in legislative and governmental news, call the "Washington Connection" toll-free at (800) 424-8666, 5 p.m. to midnight Eastern time, or read it online. Copyright 2013 American Council of the Blind 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: Why We Do What We Do, by Mitch Pomerantz ACB Welcomes A New Director of Development, by Melanie Brunson Crossroads Conference Attendees Take a Journey to Success, by Nolan Crabb Discovering Food and Fun for You and Your Family in Columbus, by Janet Dickelman I'm Walkin', by Berl Colley A Reminder from the Constitution and Bylaws Committee Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved: Readying for Resolutions at Our July Conference and Convention, by Mark Richert Ride the Wave: The Exploration Party Auction 2013 Friends-in-Art Exhibition Call for Art Great Graduation Gift for Grandchildren: Health Coverage, by Ron Pollack Strategies in Team-Building, by Jessie Rayl Handicapping America: The Book That Changed My Attitude and Shaped My Future, by Larry P. Johnson Coping with Being Disabled, Disadvantaged, and Discouraged, by Philip Kutner Sofia Priebe Sees Things Clearly Even Though She Is Legally Blind, by John M. Williams The Art of Accepting Help, by Carl Jarvis The Smell of Sunshine and Colors, by Marsha Whiteside The Amazing Blind Mowing Machine, by Carl Jarvis Affiliate News Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop Forum Subscription Notes You can now get "The Braille Forum" by podcast! To subscribe, go to "The Braille Forum" page on www.acb.org. If you do not yet have a podcast client, you can download one from the Forum page. To subscribe to "The Braille Forum" via e-mail, go to www.acb.org/mailman/listinfo/brailleforum-L. 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 at acb.org. Give her the information, and she'll take care of the changes for you.
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The Braille Forum Volume LI March 2013 No. 7

The Braille Forum Volume LI March 2013 No. 7 Published by the American Council of the Blind The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and to improve quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people. Mitch Pomerantz, President Melanie Brunson, Executive Director Sharon Lovering, Editor National Office: 2200 Wilson Blvd. Suite 650 Arlington, VA 22201 (202) 467-5081 fax: (703) 465-5085 Web site: http://www.acb.org The Braille Forum (TM) is available in braille, large print, half-speed four-track cassette tape, data CD, and via e-mail. Subscription requests, address changes, and items intended for publication should be sent to Sharon Lovering at the address above, or via e-mail to slovering at acb.org. 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 the number listed above. 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 via the Combined Federal Campaign, use this number: 11155. For the latest in legislative and governmental news, call the "Washington Connection" toll-free at (800) 424-8666, 5 p.m. to midnight Eastern time, or read it online. Copyright 2013 American Council of the Blind 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: Making Sausage, Or, Those Devilish Details, by Mitch Pomerantz Audio Description Project Update – The White House Is Described!, by Joel Snyder ACB Conference and Convention: World of Learning, World of Fun, by Janet Dickelman Have You Noticed Changes to the ACB Web Site?, by Annette Carter Summaries of the Fall and Winter Board Meetings, by Paul Edwards Join the DKM Tradition Before April 1, by Allen Casey Worthy Nominees Sought For Prestigious ACB Awards!, by Cindy Van Winkle Board of Publications Awards Your Excellence in 2013 New Electronic Magazine Needs a Name Does Your ACB Affiliate or Chapter Have a Winning Brochure? More News from the Audio Description Project Filling the Financial Gaps in Medicare Coverage, by Ron Pollack We Want to Worship Too, by Donna Rose A Vision for Using Computers for Inclusive Worship, by Rev. John Jay Frank A Hitch in Time, by Carl Jarvis I Wandered into a Memory, by Robert Kingett I Know, or Eye No, by Philip Kutner World of Work, by Larry P. Johnson Tips on Dealing with a Power Outage, by Martha Hoch How Affiliates Grow Their Membership, compiled by Ardis Bazyn Affiliate News Here and There, by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop Forum Subscription Notes You can now get "The Braille Forum" by podcast! To subscribe, go to "The Braille Forum" page on www.acb.org. If you do not yet have a podcast client, you can download one from the Forum page. To subscribe to "The Braille Forum" via e-mail, go to www.acb.org/mailman/listinfo/brailleforum-L. 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 at acb.org. Give her the information, and she'll take care of the changes for you.
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THEBRAILLE FORUMVolume LI (51) February 2013 No. 6

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume LI (51) February 2013 No. 6 Published by the American Council of the Blind The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and to improve quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people. Mitch Pomerantz, President Melanie Brunson, Executive Director Sharon Lovering, Editor National Office: 2200 Wilson Blvd. Suite 650 Arlington, VA 22201 (202) 467-5081 fax: (703) 465-5085 Web site: http://www.acb.org THE BRAILLE FORUM (TM) is available in braille, large print, half-speed four-track cassette tape, data CD, and via e-mail. Subscription requests, address changes, and items intended for publication should be sent to Sharon Lovering at the address above, or via e-mail to slovering at acb.org. 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 the number listed above. 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 via the Combined Federal Campaign, use this number: 11155. For the latest in legislative and governmental news, call the "Washington Connection" toll-free at (800) 424-8666, 5 p.m. to midnight Eastern time, or read it online. Copyright 2013 American Council of the Blind All content made available 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. Those responsible for creative content may allow their materials to appear elsewhere with prior notification to the ACB national office and with appropriate attribution. ***** TABLE OF CONTENTS President's Message: The Blind Divide, by Mitch Pomerantz ACB Braille Forum Now Available on Newsline When Less Can Become More, by Paul Edwards Planned Giving: A Win-Win Resolution to Consider in 2013, by Melanie Brunson ACB Conference and Convention -- A Week of Discovery, by Janet Dickelman DKM First-Timer Program: A Tribute to an ACB Pioneer, by Allen J. Casey Update on GDUI The ACB Holiday Auction: What a Happening! A Journey of the Blind in the Blind, by Dan Marshall A Review of Peter Altschul's 'Breaking Barriers: Working and Loving While Blind,' by Michael Byington Enjoying Your ACB Family Vacation on a Budget, by Ron and Lisa Brooks Showoff Time at the Apollo, by Ken Stewart Shades: The Randy Cook Story, by Vincent Sobotka A Miraculous Moment, by Cindy Van Winkle How to Entice Junior Members to ACB, compiled by Ardis Bazyn Using Social Media to Support the Goals and Objectives of Your ACB Affiliate and Chapter, by Ronald E. Milliman Affiliate News Here and There, by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop FORUM SUBSCRIPTION NOTES You can now get "The Braille Forum" by podcast! To subscribe, go to "The Braille Forum" page on www.acb.org. If you do not yet have a podcast client, you can download one from the Forum page. To subscribe to "The Braille Forum" via e-mail, go to www.acb.org/mailman/listinfo/brailleforum-L. 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 at acb.org. Give her the information, and she'll take care of the changes for you.
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THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume LI January 2013 No. 5

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume LI January 2013 No. 5 Published by the American Council of the Blind ***** The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and to improve quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people. Mitch Pomerantz, President Melanie Brunson, Executive Director Sharon Lovering, Editor National Office: 2200 Wilson Blvd. Suite 650 Arlington, VA 22201 (202) 467-5081 fax: (703) 465-5085 Web site: http://www.acb.org THE BRAILLE FORUM (TM) is available in braille, large print, half-speed four-track cassette tape, data CD, and via e-mail. Subscription requests, address changes, and items intended for publication should be sent to Sharon Lovering at the address above, or via e-mail to slovering at acb.org. 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 the number listed above. 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 via the Combined Federal Campaign, use this number: 11155. For the latest in legislative and governmental news, call the "Washington Connection" toll-free at (800) 424-8666, 5 p.m. to midnight Eastern time, or read it online. Copyright 2012 American Council of the Blind All content made available 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. Those responsible for creative content may allow their materials to appear elsewhere with prior notification to the ACB national office and with appropriate attribution. ***** TABLE OF CONTENTS President's Message: So Much to Do , by Mitch Pomerantz Important Announcements from the ACB National Office, by Melanie Brunson Discover Ohio in 2013, by Janet Dickelman ACB Scholarship Applications Available for 2013-2014 School Year Highway to Success: Crossroads Leadership Conference, by Carla Ruschival, Nolan Crabb and Dave Trevino An Experience for the First Time and a Lifetime, by Allen J. Casey How ACB's MMS Program Compares with Others' Giving Programs, by Ronald E. Milliman Getting Answers to Your Health Coverage Questions, by Ron Pollack Identifying and Mentoring Committee Members for Your Affiliate, compiled by Ardis Bazyn Getting the Most from Your Affiliate's or Chapter's Web Site, by Ronald E. Milliman Affiliate News Results from the 2012 London Paralympic Games, by Lacey Markle Here and There, by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop FORUM SUBSCRIPTION NOTES You can now get "The Braille Forum" by podcast! To subscribe, go to "The Braille Forum" page on www.acb.org. If you do not yet have a podcast client, you can download one from the Forum page. To subscribe to "The Braille Forum" via e-mail, go to www.acb.org/mailman/listinfo/brailleforum-L. 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 at acb.org. Give her the information, and she'll take care of the changes for you.
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THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume LI December 2012 No. 4

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume LI December 2012 No. 4 Published by the American Council of the Blind The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and to improve quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people. Mitch Pomerantz, President Melanie Brunson, Executive Director Sharon Lovering, Editor National Office: 2200 Wilson Blvd. Suite 650 Arlington, VA 22201 (202) 467-5081 fax: (703) 465-5085 Web site: http://www.acb.org THE BRAILLE FORUM (TM) is available in braille, large print, half-speed four-track cassette tape, data CD, and via e-mail. Subscription requests, address changes, and items intended for publication should be sent to Sharon Lovering at the address above, or via e-mail to slovering at acb.org. 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 the number listed above. 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 via the Combined Federal Campaign, use this number: 11155. For the latest in legislative and governmental news, call the "Washington Connection" toll-free at (800) 424-8666, 5 p.m. to midnight Eastern time, or read it online. Copyright 2012 American Council of the Blind All content made available 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. Those responsible for creative content may allow their materials to appear elsewhere with prior notification to the ACB national office and with appropriate attribution. ***** TABLE OF CONTENTS In Memoriam: LeRoy Franklin Saunders, by Nolan Crabb Readers' Memories of LeRoy Saunders National Conference/Convention Report, Part III, by Mitch Pomerantz World Intellectual Property Organization Inches Toward Agreement on Reading Rights for People with Visual Impairments, by Melanie Brunson Build an Even Better IDEA: Promote the Anne Sullivan Macy Act, by Mark Richert ACB Convention 2013: Discovering the Hyatt, by Janet Dickelman Comments from the Credentials Committee Chair, by Jean Mann 'Tis the Season, by Kathy Brockman Learning Ally Offers Fee Relief for ACB Members Membership Committee Announcement Affiliate News Here and There High Tech Swap Shop ** CORRECTIONS Due to an editing error, "economics" was misspelled, and the name "Burson" left out of the name of the scholarship in the article "And the Winner Is " (October-November 2012). Due to an editing error, the third "W" was left out of National Braille Press' web site address, and the word "a" was left out of a sentence in "Here and There," October-November 2012. We regret these errors. ** FORUM SUBSCRIPTION NOTES You can now get "The Braille Forum" by podcast! To subscribe, go to "The Braille Forum" page on www.acb.org. If you do not yet have a podcast client, you can download one from the Forum page. To subscribe to "The Braille Forum" via e-mail, go to www.acb.org/mailman/listinfo/brailleforum-L. ** 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 at acb.org. Give her the information, and she'll take care of the changes for you.
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THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume LI October-November 2012 No. 3

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume LI October-November 2012 No. 3 Published by the American Council of the Blind The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and to improve quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people. Mitch Pomerantz, President Melanie Brunson, Executive Director Sharon Lovering, Editor National Office: 2200 Wilson Blvd. Suite 650 Arlington, VA 22201 (202) 467-5081 fax: (703) 465-5085 Web site: http://www.acb.org THE BRAILLE FORUM (TM) is available in braille, large print, half-speed four-track cassette tape, data CD, and via e-mail. Subscription requests, address changes, and items intended for publication should be sent to Sharon Lovering at the address above, or via e-mail to slovering at acb.org. 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 the number listed above. 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 via the Combined Federal Campaign, use this number: 11155. For the latest in legislative and governmental news, call the "Washington Connection" toll-free at (800) 424-8666, 5 p.m. to midnight Eastern time, or read it online. Copyright 2012 American Council of the Blind All content made available 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. Those responsible for creative content may allow their materials to appear elsewhere with prior notification to the ACB national office and with appropriate attribution. ***** TABLE OF CONTENTS National Conference/Convention Report, Part II, by Mitch Pomerantz Update on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, by Melanie Brunson Discovering Columbus, by Janet Dickelman ACB: Full Steam Ahead!, by Sharon Lovering And the Winner Is by Patty Slaby Who Won the APH BookPort Plus?, by Ronald E. Milliman ACB Membership Committee Announcement Recognizing the Most Outstanding ACB Affiliate Web Sites, by Ronald E. Milliman Get Set for the Holidays Without Leaving Home Holiday Shopping at the ACB Store, by Carla Ruschival DKM 2013 Planning Under Way Save the Date! RSVA Sagebrush Conference Affiliate News Here and There High Tech Swap Shop FORUM SUBSCRIPTION NOTES You can now get "The Braille Forum" by podcast! To subscribe, go to "The Braille Forum" page on www.acb.org. If you do not yet have a podcast client, you can download one from the Forum page. To subscribe to "The Braille Forum" via e-mail, go to www.acb.org/mailman/listinfo/brailleforum-L. 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 at acb.org. Give her the information, and she'll take care of the changes for you.
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