The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LII March 2014 No. 9

The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LII March 2014 No. 9 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 2014 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: Be Sure You Are Protected!, by Kim Charlson ACB's Legislative Priorities for 2014, by Melanie Brunson Las Vegas: Deal Us In!, by Janet Dickelman DM First-Timer Selection Nears Board of Publications Awards Your Excellence in 2014 Call for Nominees for 2014 ACB Awards!, by Chip Hailey and Chelle Hart ACB Leadership Institute 2014 Come to Vegas and Hit the Jackpot! How to Get the Most Out of Rehab, Part III: Available Services, by Doug Powell Conducting Business with Social Security: What You Should Know and How You Can Help, by Len Burns Summary of the Fall 2013 ACB Board Meeting, by Denise Colley Membership Focus: Creative Ways to Meet, Especially in Rural Areas, compiled by Ardis Bazyn In Memoriam: Buddy Spivey, Dec. 31, 1941-Jan. 9, 2014 Affiliate News Community Outreach Challenge, by Tristen Breitenfeldt 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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