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THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume L September 2011 No. 2

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume L September 2011 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 2011 American Council of the Blind TABLE OF CONTENTS President's Report to the National Conference, Part I, by Mitch Pomerantz Two Important News Flashes!, by Melanie Brunson ACB's Golden Year, by Carla Ruschival The ACB-Chat List Is Back, by Bob Hachey ACB 2011 Auction A Big Success, by Marsha Farrow Record-Breaking Success!, by Dan Dillon And the Winners Are ., by Kathy Brockman 2011 ACB Membership Seminar: Exploring How Affiliates Can Reach New Members, by Ardis Bazyn Issues in Education of Blind and Low-Vision Students, by Bashir A. Masoodi In Memoriam: Hollis Samuel Liggett Passings Affiliate News MSU RTC Seeks Professionals, Students for Two New Research Projects 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 July-August 2011 No. 1

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume L July-August 2011 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 2011 American Council of the Blind ***** TABLE OF CONTENTS President's Message: Presidential Potpourri, by Mitch Pomerantz Legislative News and a Request from the National Office, by Melanie Brunson MLK Library, DCPS and BRS Unite to Benefit Students with Print Disabilities, by John M. Williams Old Attitudes Die Hard, by Carl Jarvis The Accessibility Lesson Which My Co-Workers and I Learned During Dinner, by Ron Brooks 15 Ways to Maximize Your ACB Membership, by Kenneth Semien Sr. Affiliate News Passings Letter to the Editor Set Your Course Here and There, edited by Sue Lichtenfels High Tech Swap Shop CORRECTION Due to an editing error, there were references in "ACB's Audio Description Project Updates" (June 2011) to the year 2010. They should have read "2011." 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 XLIX June 2011 No. 12

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume XLIX June 2011 No. 12 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: ACB's Past: Prelude to Our Future, by Mitch Pomerantz Summary of Meetings of the ACB Board of Directors, by Jenine Stanley ACB's Golden Anniversary, by Carla Ruschival Blindness and Mobility Device Etiquette, by Darian Slayton Fleming Want More Braille Forums? Buy a Chance to Win a Sweet Prize!, by Dan Dillon Extra, Extra! Convention Newspaper Now Seeking Volunteers ACB's Audio Description Project Updates, by Joel Snyder A Long Journey Begins with a Single Step, by Dan Dillon Striding for Gold in the Silver State, by Ron Milliman Affiliate News: Convention Sneak Preview Helping ACB Celebrate its 50th Anniversary with an International Flavor Gold Diggin' Auction: Going Green for ACB 2011 ACB Membership Seminar 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 XLIX May 2011 No. 11

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume XLIX May 2011 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. 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: A New Day at NLS?, by Mitch Pomerantz ACB Honors Legislators for Distinguished Service and Launches New Legislative Initiatives, by Melanie Brunson In Memoriam: Mary Ballard Travel to Spain with ACB and Road Scholar ACB's Golden Year, by Carla Ruschival Will You Meet the DKM Challenge? Your Golden Opportunity to Volunteer at the Information Desk, by Janet Dickelman Gold Diggin' Auction in the Silver State Take Your Mark, Get Set, Go!, by Donna Brown Join the Honor Roll of ACB Life Members, by Charles S.P. Hodge Don't Miss the 2011 FIA Showcase and Cabaret Library Users of America to Host Book Flea Market, by Peggy R. Garrett One Book, One ACB Affiliate News And Two Shall Become One, by Kathy Brockman 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 XLIX April 2011 No. 10

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume XLIX April 2011 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 2011 American Council of the Blind TABLE OF CONTENTS President's Message: Advocacy Through Employment, by Mitch Pomerantz ACB and American Cancer Society Collaborate to Create Greater Access to Health Information, by Melanie Brunson ACB Conference 2011: Golden Past, Diamond Future, by Carla Ruschival Nominations Sought for 2011 ACB National Awards, by Cindy Van Winkle Striding for Gold in the Silver State: ACB's 3rd Annual Walk/Run, by Dan Dillon Involving Youth in ACB, compiled by Ardis Bazyn April Showers at the ACB Store Affiliate News Passings Remembering Bill Benson, November 12, 1936-January 22, 2011, by Bev Armstrong 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 XLIX March 2011 No. 9

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume XLIX March 2011 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 2011 American Council of the Blind TABLE OF CONTENTS President's Message: ACB Speaks to the Justice Department, by Mitch Pomerantz Making the Income Tax Filing Process More Accessible, by Melanie Brunson ADA Regs Go to the Dogs: Long-Awaited Clarification of Service Animal Definition from Department of Justice, by Jenine Stanley ACB in the Silver State: 2011 Conference and Convention, by Carla Ruschival DKM Deadline Is Near ACB Gears Up for Officer Elections in July Exhibiting the Gold, Exploring the Treasure, Embracing the Cultures, by Eric Frey and Michael Garrett Impact of a Short Conversation, by James Edwards French Delegation, by George Holliday In My Own Voice: The Carmella's Quest Collaboration, by Carmella Broome 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 XLIX February 2011 No. 8

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume XLIX February 2011 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 Mike Godino at the above mailing address. 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 you 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 Major Changes and The Braille Forum, by Jenine Stanley ACB Celebrates Another Legislative Victory, by Melanie Brunson President's Message: Taking Personal Responsibility, ACB Style, by Mitch Pomerantz Go for the Gold: ACB Conference and Convention 2011, by Carla Ruschival Lobby Day, by Rich Laine ACB Scholarship Announcement Clinical Research Study Recruitment Environmental Access Committee Needs Your Input Strike Gold with ACB in Reno – Be a First-Timer!, by Allen J. Casey Board of Publications Awards Your Excellence in 2011 Fun for Funds: A Golden Opportunity for ACB, by Marsha Farrow Membership Focus: How to Find Blindness-Related Resources and Share Them, compiled by Ardis Bazyn You Can Shop Anytime at the ACB Store, by Carla Ruschival Affiliate News Here and There, edited by Sue Lichtenfels High Tech Swap Shop CORRECTION The number listed for the Sierra Regional Ski for Light Event ("Here and There," December 2010) was incorrect. It should have been (510) 483-2948. We apologize for 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 XLIX January 2011 No. 7

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume XLIX January 2011 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 Mike Godino at the above mailing address. 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 you 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 2010 American Council of the Blind ***** TABLE OF CONTENTS President's Message: Change Versus Tradition in ACB, by Mitch Pomerantz Calling All Members of State Rehabilitation Councils and Similar Advisory Groups, by Melanie Brunson 2011 Conference and Convention: ACB Goes Gold in the Silver State, by Carla Ruschival ACB Scholarship Announcement A New Year's Resolution You Can Easily Keep, by Ray Campbell The Challenge of Aging and Blindness: How ACB Can Make a Difference, compiled by Ardis Bazyn ACB Members in Action: Blind People Helping Each Other, by Maureen Comiskey Getting Off the Bench, by Sheila Styron Using PENFriend to Meet Health Needs Affiliate News Here and There, edited by Sue Lichtenfels High Tech Swap Shop Summary of 2010 Resolutions 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 XLIX December 2010 No. 6

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume XLIX December 2010 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@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 Mike Godino at the above mailing address. 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 you 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 2010 American Council of the Blind ***** TABLE OF CONTENTS President's Message: ACB and Rehabilitation: What We Stand For, by Mitch Pomerantz SSA Says Sorry, No Increases in 2011, by Melanie Brunson Convention Comfort Zone, by Teddie-Joy Remhild Riding the Rails in 2010, by Donna Rose 'Doug Powell, You Are an Ironman!', by Doug Powell All That Glitters, by Billie Jean Keith Follow ACB on Twitter In Memoriam: Milly Stokes, by Charles S.P. Hodge Passings Affiliate News 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@acb.org. Give her the information, and she'll take care of the changes for you.
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THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume XLIX November 2010 No. 5

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume XLIX November 2010 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@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, visit the ACB web site and complete an application form, or contact the national office at the number listed above. Those much-needed contributions, which are tax-deductible, can be sent to Mike Godino at the above mailing address. If you wish to remember a relative or friend, the national office can make printed cards available for this purpose. To remember the American Council of the Blind in your Last Will and Testament, you may include a special paragraph for that purpose. If your wishes are complex, contact the ACB national office. Join the Monthly Monetary Support (MMS) Program and help improve tomorrow today in ACB. Contact Ron Milliman by e-mail, rmilliman@insightbb.com, or by phone at (270) 782-9325 and get started making tomorrow look brighter today! 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 visit the Washington Connection online at http://www.acb.org. Copyright 2010 American Council of the Blind TABLE OF CONTENTS Landmark Telecommunications Bill Passes the House and Heads to the White House, by Melanie Brunson and Eric Bridges President's Report to the National Convention, Part III, by Mitch Pomerantz Audio Description Project Presents 2010 Awards, by Joel Snyder Notes from the Post-Convention Board Meeting, by Paul Edwards A Personal Discovery of Treasures in ACB, by Kenneth Semien Sr. ACB Members Discover Treasures in Phoenix, Part 2, by Paul Edwards, Marcia Dresser, and Judy Jackson 2010 ACB Membership Seminar: Encouraging Affiliates with Techniques to Reach More Members, compiled by Ardis Bazyn Who Won the GW Micro BookSense?, by Ronald E. Milliman ACB Goes Gold in the Silver State, by Carla Ruschival Notes from the September ACB Board Teleconference, by Jenine Stanley Victorian Christmas Includes Visually Impaired, by Marsha Farrow Happy Holidays from the ACB Store, by Carla Ruschival Here and There, edited by Sue Lichtenfels High Tech Swap Shop CORRECTION Due to an editing error, the title listed for the convention wrap-up article in October was incorrect. The title should have been listed as "ACB Members Discover Treasures in Phoenix, Part 1." Also, in a couple of instances, the word "said" was left out of the article itself. We regret the 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@acb.org. Give her the information, and she'll take care of the changes for you.
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