THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume LI December 2012 No. 4

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume LI December 2012 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: 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 2012 American Council of the Blind All content made available 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. Those responsible for creative content may allow their materials to appear elsewhere with prior notification to the ACB national office and with appropriate attribution. ***** TABLE OF CONTENTS In Memoriam: LeRoy Franklin Saunders, by Nolan Crabb Readers' Memories of LeRoy Saunders National Conference/Convention Report, Part III, by Mitch Pomerantz World Intellectual Property Organization Inches Toward Agreement on Reading Rights for People with Visual Impairments, by Melanie Brunson Build an Even Better IDEA: Promote the Anne Sullivan Macy Act, by Mark Richert ACB Convention 2013: Discovering the Hyatt, by Janet Dickelman Comments from the Credentials Committee Chair, by Jean Mann 'Tis the Season, by Kathy Brockman Learning Ally Offers Fee Relief for ACB Members Membership Committee Announcement Affiliate News Here and There High Tech Swap Shop ** CORRECTIONS Due to an editing error, "economics" was misspelled, and the name "Burson" left out of the name of the scholarship in the article "And the Winner Is " (October-November 2012). Due to an editing error, the third "W" was left out of National Braille Press' web site address, and the word "a" was left out of a sentence in "Here and There," October-November 2012. We regret these errors. ** 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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