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THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume XLVIII March 2010 No. 9

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume XLVIII March 2010 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, 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 Blindness Services in Haiti Need Your Help, by Kim Charlson President's Message: A First Step Toward E-Book Reader Accessibility, by Mitch Pomerantz Take Your Dream Vacation and Support ACB at the Same Time, by Melanie Brunson Search for Treasure: 2010 Conference and Convention, by Carla Ruschival Counting on All of You!, by the ACB Auction Committee Steps You Can Take to Help Disseminate ACB Media Releases Come & Walk the Arizona Mills Mall to Help ACB, by Dan Dillon The International Relations Committee Is on the Move, by Sandra Sermons ACB Members and Structured Negotiations Make the Web More Accessible: How ACB Members Can Help, by Lainey Feingold Have You Ordered an Accessible Credit Report Recently? At Work for the Feds, by Ken O'Sullivan Affiliate News Membership Focus: How Can We Complete Our Business During Meetings More Efficiently?, by Ardis Bazyn Editorial: Town Meetings and the American Council of the Blind, by Carl Jarvis 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.acbradio.org/acb-braille-forum-podcasts. 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 XLVIII February 2010 No. 8

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume XLVIII February 2010 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, 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 President's Message: Changing How Others See Us, by Mitch Pomerantz A Reminder to Social Security Beneficiaries: You Have New Rights in the New Year, by Melanie Brunson The Sunny Southwest: ACB Conference and Convention 2010, by Carla Ruschival Second Annual ACB Walk, by Dan Dillon Board of Publications Awards: This Year It Could Be You! Spotlight Your Affiliate with a BOP Award! The MMS Program Makes It Easier for You to Help ACB, by Dena Wilson Affiliate News Passings My Very First Rehabilitation Lesson, by Carl Jarvis Finding My Niche, by Barbara Mattson Helping Hands, by Diane S. Ferrell 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 XLVIII January 2010 No. 7

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume XLVIII January 2010 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, 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 2009 American Council of the Blind TABLE OF CONTENTS President's Message: Some Personal Reflections on Braille, by Mitch Pomerantz The Earned Income Tax Credit, A Little-Known Benefit for People with Disabilities, by Melanie Brunson and Richard Keeling ACB Seeks Testing Accommodations Horror Stories 2010-2011 Scholarship Applications Available Now And the Scholarship Winners for 2009-2010 Are …, by Patty Slaby Good Will to All Through ACB Radio!, by Debbie Hazelton On with the Ironman Quest, or, Life as an Advocate, by Doug Powell Affiliate News ACB Membership Focus: Reactivating and Keeping Members, by Ardis Bazyn BFLAG's Evolution Leads to Its New Name, by Don Brown Banging the Drum Loudly, by Peter Altschul Blind Grandmother Goes Backpacking with Llamas in the Colorado Rockies, by Judy Presley Visit to the White House with Live Audio Description, by Jean Shiner Here and There, edited by Sue Lichtenfels High Tech Swap Shop
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