The ACB E-Forum Volume LIII October 2014 No. 4

The ACB E-Forum Volume LIII October 2014 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. Kim Charlson, 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: The ACB E-Forum (TM) is available via e-mail, as well as via download from Subscription requests, address changes, and items intended for publication should be sent to Sharon Lovering at the address above, or via e-mail to 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 2014 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 Report to the National Convention, Part II, by Kim Charlson An Update on ACB’s Annual Giving Programs and a Thank-You to Some Very Special Donors, by Melanie Brunson Audio Description Awards Announced Traveling to Dallas, by Janet Dickelman Snowflakes and Birthday Cake: 2014 ACB Radio Holiday Auction, by Carla Ruschival Let Your Light Shine: Be a DKM First-Timer, by Allen Casey Getting Help with Your Medicare Costs When Money Is Tight, by Ron Pollack Two Weeks to Go, by Deon Lyons Embracing Life Is Key for Disabled, Society, by Larry Johnson Teen Engineer Develops a Braille Printer out of LEGOs, by Robert Kingett Who Was Laura Bridgman?, by Elizabeth Fiorite Helping the Hospitality Industry Become More Hospitable, by Ken Stewart Affiliate News Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop
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