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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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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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