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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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THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume LI September 2012 No. 2

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume LI September 2012 No. 2 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 I, by Mitch Pomerantz Update on Access to Prescription Drug Labeling Information, by Melanie Brunson ACB: Full Steam Ahead to New Horizons, by Janet Dickelman Filling the Part D Doughnut Hole, by Ron Pollack It's Here: Your Chance to Strengthen ACB's Future, by Sara Conrad Holiday Shopping Auction Style Via ACB Radio, by Marsha Farrow In Memoriam: James D. Faimon, by Jim Jirak Passings Affiliate News How to Obtain 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status for Your ACB Affiliate or Chapter, Part 2, by Ronald E. Milliman How Affiliate Web Sites Can Reach New Members and Publicize the Affiliate's Events and Mission, compiled by Ardis Bazyn 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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THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume LI July-August 2012 No. 1

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume LI July-August 2012 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. 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: Some Thoughts on Independence and Blindness, by Mitch Pomerantz An Exciting Update on Video Description for Prime-Time TV, by Melanie Brunson Discovering Madrid with ACB and RoadScholar, by Sandra Sermons A Visit to La Maison Natale de Louis Braille, by Candy Lien >From a Stigma to a Stick, Ma, by Ken Stewart We Starred in Our Own Lives, by Ron Brooks Passings Benefits of Special-Interest Affiliates to ACB and State Affiliates, by Ardis Bazyn Succession Planning: Stewardship and Mentoring, by John McCann Affiliate News Here and There, edited by Sue Lichtenfels 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 L June 2012 No. 10

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume L June 2012 No. 10 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: Discovering Madrid, ACB Style, by Mitch Pomerantz It's Your Convention: Join Us in Louisville!, by Janet Dickelman BOP Goes Full Steam Ahead with 2012 Candidates' Page Get Fit and Have Fun at the Annual ACB Walk/Run!, by Rebecca Bridges Extra, Extra! Convention Newspaper Now Seeking Volunteers Fabulous Florida and Georgia Vacation Packages Just a Bid Away! You Could Win a BookPort Plus or Other Great Prizes!, by Ron Milliman Committee News One Book, One ACB, by Marcia Dresser Affiliate News How to Obtain 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status for Your ACB Affiliate or Chapter, Part 1, by Ronald E. Milliman One Touch: New Self-Defense Program Trains Blind Instructors, by Jim Pilkington Letters to the Editor Here and There, edited by Sue Lichtenfels 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 L May 2012 No. 9

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume L May 2012 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 2012 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: The World Blind Union and "Silent" Cars, by Mitch Pomerantz Countdown to Convention, by Janet Dickelman Seeking Nominations for 2012 ACB Awards, by Cindy Van Winkle ACB Leadership Institute 2012 And We're Off!, by Donna Brown Kids A-Cruisin' at Convention, by Carla Ruschival Come to the Dock Party in Louisville! Consider Volunteering Some of Your Time at the Information Desk, by Cindi Vega LUA: We Have Just Begun; Join Us in Our Advocacy, So That All May Read, by Paul Edwards Affiliate News Passings USABA Impacts Lives through Sports and Recreation, by Lacey Markle Here and There, edited by Sue Lichtenfels High Tech Swap Shop Leveling the Spin, by Nancy Scott 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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