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The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LIII November 2014 No. 5

The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LIII November 2014 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@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 Report to the National Convention, Part III, by Kim Charlson Snowflakes and Birthday Cake: It’s Holiday Auction Time, by Carla Ruschival Convention Attendees Find ‘The Real Deal’ in Las Vegas, by Sharon Lovering Honor Achievement as You Celebrate the Holidays Summary of 2014 ACB Resolutions Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop ** Forum Subscription Notes You can now get “The ACB Braille Forum” by podcast! To subscribe, go to “The ACB 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" and “The ACB E-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@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 October 2014 No. 4

The ACB E-Forum Volume LIII October 2014 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. 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 E-Forum (TM) is available via e-mail, as well as via download from www.acb.org. 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@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 Report to the National Convention, Part II, by Kim Charlson An Update on ACB’s Annual Giving Programs and a Thank-You to Some Very Special Donors, by Melanie Brunson Audio Description Awards Announced Traveling to Dallas, by Janet Dickelman Snowflakes and Birthday Cake: 2014 ACB Radio Holiday Auction, by Carla Ruschival Let Your Light Shine: Be a DKM First-Timer, by Allen Casey Getting Help with Your Medicare Costs When Money Is Tight, by Ron Pollack Two Weeks to Go, by Deon Lyons Embracing Life Is Key for Disabled, Society, by Larry Johnson Teen Engineer Develops a Braille Printer out of LEGOs, by Robert Kingett Who Was Laura Bridgman?, by Elizabeth Fiorite Helping the Hospitality Industry Become More Hospitable, by Ken Stewart Affiliate News Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop
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The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LIII September 2014 No. 3

Table of Contents President’s Report to the National Convention, Part I, by Kim Charlson Bureau of Engraving and Printing Begins Distributing Currency Readers, by Melanie Brunson Final Thoughts on Las Vegas, by Janet Dickelman Special Ceremony Introduces ACB Angels Memorial Tribute at Opening Session, by Dan Spoone A Peek Behind the Scenes of the 2014 ACB Auction, by Penny Crane ACB: Changing the World One Winery at a Time, by Marlaina Lieberg ADP’s Inaugural Mentorship Program a Success!, by Susan Glass Tips on Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits, by Lisa Giorgetti Passings Affiliate News Letter to the Editor Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop
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The ACB Braille Forum Volume LIII July 2014 No. 1

The ACB Braille Forum Volume LIII July 2014 No. 1 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@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: More Prescription Drug Access Coming to Your Neighborhood, by Kim Charlson Staying Connected in Vegas, by Janet Dickelman ACB at the Other End of Your Telephone Wire, by Marlaina Lieberg Getting Health Insurance When You Retire Early, by Ron Pollack Board of Publications Gives You the Chance to Let Your Voice Be Heard Why Do We Fear the Blind?, by Rosemary Mahoney Blind Purdue Grad Works to Make Science Accessible, by Hayleigh Colombo Musings: ACB Past, Present and Future, by Paul Edwards 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@acb.org. Give her the information, and she'll take care of the changes for you.
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ACB EForum June 2014

Table of Contents President’s Message: Which One Do I Take?, by Kim Charlson Hetlioz Is Now Available Inaccessibility of GSA Web Site Results in Class-Action Lawsuit, by Eric Bridges Update on the Marrakech Treaty, by Melanie Brunson Fun for All in Las Vegas, by Janet Dickelman Welcome to Nevada Party Features Sock Hop DKM: Invest in the Future It’s Vegas, Baby!, by Lynn Hedl Extra, Extra! Convention Newspaper Now Seeking Volunteers Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved: Readying for Resolutions at Our July Conference and Convention, by Mark Richert One Book, One ACB Don’t Miss This Year’s Membership Seminar! Board of Publications Gives You the Chance to Let Your Voice Be Heard Here Comes the Bride (Or, Get Me to the Church on Time!), by DeAnna Quietwater Noriega Understanding Hospice Care and Medicare Coverage, by Ron Pollack Affiliate-Sponsored Leadership Training, compiled by Ardis Bazyn Passings Affiliate News Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop ** Correction The number for the Minnesota office was given incorrectly in the May issue. It should have read (612) 332-3242. We regret the error. ** 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@acb.org. Give her the information, and she'll take care of the changes for you. ** For news you can use, check out the new ACB Radio News and Information Service at acbradio.org. ** Check out ACB Radio Mainstream to keep abreast of happenings in the blind community.
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The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LII May 2014 No. 11

The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LII May 2014 No. 11 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: Building Communication Options for ACB, by Kim Charlson Calling All Advocates!, by Melanie Brunson and Sheila Styron Help for Non-24 on the Way, by Sharon Lovering It's Your Convention: Join Us in Las Vegas, by Janet Dickelman Audio Description Project: We Need You!, by Joel Snyder Gambling on Leadership, by Jim Jirak 2014 Information Desk, by Vicky Prahin Reminder about Constitution and Bylaws Amendments, by John Huffman $$$ Win the $5,000 Grand Prize $$$ The ACB Brenda Dillon Memorial Walk: It's the Real Deal!, by Donna Brown Play the Best Odds in the House and Win an Apple iPad!, by Dr. Ron Milliman How to Get the Most from Your Vocational Rehabilitation Experience, Part IV: Informed Choice, by Doug Powell When You Need a Little Help: Alternatives to Nursing Home Care, by Ron Pollack Inaccessible Medical Equipment: Have You Experienced It?, by Chris Gray My New Vision: What It's Like to See with the CentraSight Telescope Implant, by Patty Gadjewski What Are They to Think If ..., by Larry Johnson Remembering Coletta Whitcomb Davis Readers' Remembrances of Coletta Davis 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. ** ACB Radio brings old-time radio drama to you 24/7 at www.acbradio.org/trove. ** The ACB Radio Café features the work of blind artists 24/7 at www.acbradio.org/café.
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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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