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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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THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume L April 2012 No. 8

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume L April 2012 No. 8 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: Employment of the Blind Today and Tomorrow, Part II, by Mitch Pomerantz Congress to Consider Accessible Prescription Drug Labeling, by Melanie Brunson The Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling Will Affect All of Us, by Ron Pollack ACB Conference and Convention 2012: Full Steam Ahead!, by Janet Dickelman Exciting New Feature at This Year's Conference! Walk A Mile in Her Shoes, by Leonard A. McHugh Affiliate News A Tribute to Glenwood Romelle Floyd, by Herbert E. Brown and Rosetta Brown Getting "At-Large" Members Involved, compiled by Ardis Bazyn 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 March 2012 No. 7

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume L March 2012 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 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: Employment of the Blind Today and Tomorrow, Part I, by Mitch Pomerantz Randolph-Sheppard Program Receives Much-Needed Boost from the White House, by Melanie Brunson ACB Conference 2012: What's In It for You?, by Janet Dickelman Come Race to Lead in ACB, by Ray Campbell Be a Leader: Be a DKM First-Timer, by Allen J. Casey Board of Publications Awards Your Excellence in 2012 Using Fund-Raisers to Promote Your Affiliate, by Ronald E. Milliman Update on Sleep Study Young Described Film Critic Contest Affiliate News Passings 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 February 2012 No. 6

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume L February 2012 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 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: Knowledge Versus Assumptions, by Mitch Pomerantz A Brief Retrospective on 2011, by Melanie Brunson Convention Quick Reference, by Janet Dickelman Support the Forum, Get the Chance to Win a Sweet Prize, by Billie Jean Keith Issues in Education of Blind and Low-Vision Students: An Update, by Bashir Masoodi Losing Your Independence, by Donna Brown How Do You See Me? Understanding Another Point of View, by Patty Arnold How Do I Match My Clothes?, by Barbara Mattson The Great Surpasser: A Review of "Surpassing Expectations: My Life without Sight" by Lawrence Scadden, by Ken Stewart Affiliate News Passings Letter 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 January 2012 No. 5

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume L January 2012 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 2011 American Council of the Blind TABLE OF CONTENTS President's Message: There Truly Is an ACB Family, by Mitch Pomerantz A Reminder about the 2012 Midyear Meetings, by Melanie Brunson Becoming a Self-Advocate, by DeAnna Quietwater Noriega It's 2012 -- The Year of the Horse!, by Janet Dickelman A Path to the Future: The DKM First-Timer, by Allen J. Casey Strategies for Member Renewal and Reactivation, compiled by Ardis Bazyn Passings The Pathway to Sight, by Ken O'Sullivan Don't Make My Mistakes, by Elisa Busch Here and There, edited by Sue Lichtenfels High Tech Swap Shop Your Greatest Dream, by Kenneth Semien Sr. 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 December 2011 No. 4

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume L December 2011 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 2011 American Council of the Blind ***** TABLE OF CONTENTS President's Report to the National Conference, Part III, by Mitch Pomerantz American Council of the Blind Releases Updated Pedestrian Safety Handbook, by Melanie Brunson The Galt House Awaits ACB, by Janet Dickelman Discover Madrid – Don't Miss Out! Social Networking: How It Works, compiled by Ardis Bazyn Thank You for a Fine Job, Mr. Jobs, by Ray Campbell Passings In Memoriam: Lola Siren, by Harvey Heagy Affiliate News Give the Gift That Keeps on Giving to ACB, by Ray Campbell Free Marketing & Public Relations Assistance for Your Affiliate or Chapter!! Letter to the Editor Here and There, edited by Sue Lichtenfels High Tech Swap Shop ** CORRECTION Due to an editing error, there was a misprint in the Friday section of "ACB in the Silver State: Golden Past, Diamond Future" (October-November 2011). Officers are limited to three consecutive two-year terms. Directors are allowed to serve two four-year terms. 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 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 October-November 2011 No. 3

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume L October-November 2011 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 2011 American Council of the Blind TABLE OF CONTENTS FCC Publishes New Rules Requiring Video Description on TV, by Melanie Brunson Midyear Meeting Dates Announced National Conference/Convention Report, Part II, by Mitch Pomerantz Hollis Liggett: The Man, The Legend, by Charles S.P. Hodge ACB in the Silver State: Golden Past, Diamond Future, by Sharon Lovering, Judy Jackson, Jenine Stanley, Paul Edwards, Marcia Dresser, and Ken Stewart Listening in from My Computer: I Wish I Could Have Been There!, by Zerline Johnson Mega No Maki Self-Defense Training, by Sharon Lovering Racing to Louisville, by Janet Dickelman DKM Poised for 2012 NELDS: Creating a Better Future for Those with Vision Loss, by Jeff Thom and Chris Gray RSVA Award Winners Affiliate News Opening the Gateway for Future Leaders, by Sara Conrad Upcoming "Membership Focus" Calls 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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