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: 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 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 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 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 Give her the information, and she'll take care of the changes for you.
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