The Braille Forum Volume LI March 2013 No. 7

The Braille Forum Volume LI March 2013 No. 7 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 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 Message: Making Sausage, Or, Those Devilish Details, by Mitch Pomerantz Audio Description Project Update – The White House Is Described!, by Joel Snyder ACB Conference and Convention: World of Learning, World of Fun, by Janet Dickelman Have You Noticed Changes to the ACB Web Site?, by Annette Carter Summaries of the Fall and Winter Board Meetings, by Paul Edwards Join the DKM Tradition Before April 1, by Allen Casey Worthy Nominees Sought For Prestigious ACB Awards!, by Cindy Van Winkle Board of Publications Awards Your Excellence in 2013 New Electronic Magazine Needs a Name Does Your ACB Affiliate or Chapter Have a Winning Brochure? More News from the Audio Description Project Filling the Financial Gaps in Medicare Coverage, by Ron Pollack We Want to Worship Too, by Donna Rose A Vision for Using Computers for Inclusive Worship, by Rev. John Jay Frank A Hitch in Time, by Carl Jarvis I Wandered into a Memory, by Robert Kingett I Know, or Eye No, by Philip Kutner World of Work, by Larry P. Johnson Tips on Dealing with a Power Outage, by Martha Hoch How Affiliates Grow Their Membership, compiled by Ardis Bazyn 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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