The ACB E-Forum Volume LIII February 2015 No. 8

The ACB E-Forum Volume LIII February 2015 No. 8 Published by the American Council of the Blind ***** ** Be A Part of ACB 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 1-800-424-8666. ** Contribute to Our Work 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 by the Combined Federal Campaign, use this number: 11155. ** Check in with ACB For the latest in legislative and governmental news, call the “Washington Connection” 24/7 at 1-800-424-8666, or read it online. Listen to ACB Reports by downloading the MP3 file from, or call (231) 460-1061 and choose option 3. Tune in to ACB Radio at or by calling (231) 460-1047. Learn more about us at Follow us on Twitter at @acbnational, or like us on Facebook at © 2015 American Council of the Blind Melanie Brunson, Executive Director Sharon Lovering, Editor 2200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 650, Arlington, VA 22201 ***** Table of Contents President’s Message: Randolph-Sheppard: A Program Providing Opportunities, by Kim Charlson The Bureau of Engraving and Printing Launches Phase 2 of Money Reader Distribution Program, by Melanie Brunson Congress Passes ABLE Act: Major Victory for People with Disabilities and Their Families Come to Dallas, Where the Stars Shine Bright, by Janet Dickelman Come and Bid at the Lone Star Loot Auction! There’s a First Time for Everything, by Allen Casey Santa Comes to ACB Radio, by Carla Ruschival Fighting for Equal Opportunities: Perkins’ trailblazing Kim Charlson makes history again as first woman president of the American Council of the Blind, by Bill Winter MIT Ring-Like Device Scans Texts and Reads to the Blind in Real Time, by Rodrique Ngowi Life Is Unpredictable – Embrace It, by Larry Johnson Between Two Worlds: From Vision to Blindness, by Teddie-Joy Remhild New Items in Store at the ACB Mini Mall, by Carla Ruschival Affiliate News Passings Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski High Tech Swap Shop ** 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, Give her the information, and she'll take care of the changes for you. ** ACB Radio has a new and improved web site; come see for yourself at ** Got talent? Tell us about you:
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