The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LII January 2014 No. 7

The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LII January 2014 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. Kim Charlson, 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 ACB 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: Are You Getting Sleepy?, by Kim Charlson U.S. Department of Transportation Issues New Accessibility Rules for Airlines and Airports, by Melanie Brunson FCC Announces New Procedures for Informal Complaints about Communications Accessibility, by Eric Bridges It's the Real Deal in Las Vegas!, by Janet Dickelman Come to RSVA Sagebrush BEP Training Conference Leadership Training Sessions for 2014, by Berl Colley Highway to Success: Crossroads Leadership Conference, by Carla Ruschival DKM Is Betting on You to Be a Leader in Vegas, by Allen J. Casey ACB Radio Now On Your Phone, by Marlaina Lieberg Shopping for Health Care: Comparing Hospitals Can Help Consumers Make Good Decisions, by Ron Pollack How to Get the Most from Your Vision Rehabilitation Experience, Part II: When Things Are Not Going Well, by Doug Powell Musings: Who Is King?, by Paul Edwards The Importance of Becoming Self-Aware, by Jessie Rayl Jury Awards Blind War Vet $160,000 for Discrimination by Credit Union The Mini Seika: More Than Just a Braille Display, by Paul Edwards Traveling Blind, by Teddie-Joy Remhild MVA (Missing the Visual Arts), by Alice Jane-Marie Massa How to Create an Attention-Grabbing Brochure, by Gaylen Floy PR Committee Seeks Your Successes Are You Interested in Marketing and Public Relations That Can Help Your Affiliate or Chapter?, by Ron Milliman Affiliate News Here and There, edited 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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