THEBRAILLE FORUMVolume LI (51) February 2013 No. 6

THE BRAILLE FORUM Volume LI (51) February 2013 No. 6 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 2013 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 President's Message: The Blind Divide, by Mitch Pomerantz ACB Braille Forum Now Available on Newsline When Less Can Become More, by Paul Edwards Planned Giving: A Win-Win Resolution to Consider in 2013, by Melanie Brunson ACB Conference and Convention -- A Week of Discovery, by Janet Dickelman DKM First-Timer Program: A Tribute to an ACB Pioneer, by Allen J. Casey Update on GDUI The ACB Holiday Auction: What a Happening! A Journey of the Blind in the Blind, by Dan Marshall A Review of Peter Altschul's 'Breaking Barriers: Working and Loving While Blind,' by Michael Byington Enjoying Your ACB Family Vacation on a Budget, by Ron and Lisa Brooks Showoff Time at the Apollo, by Ken Stewart Shades: The Randy Cook Story, by Vincent Sobotka A Miraculous Moment, by Cindy Van Winkle How to Entice Junior Members to ACB, compiled by Ardis Bazyn Using Social Media to Support the Goals and Objectives of Your ACB Affiliate and Chapter, by Ronald E. Milliman Affiliate News Here and There, by Sharon Strzalkowski 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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