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ACB Braille Forum Podcast

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The ACB Braille Forum is a magazine produced by the American Council of the Blind

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The ACB E-Forum Volume LVII June 2019 No. 12

Jun 3, 2019

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Last-Minute Tips for Rochester, by Janet Dickelman

Blossom with the Flower City Press

Three Two One, by Jean Mann

Celebrating Diversity in This Month's E-Forum, by Ron Brooks

Diversity Is the Key!, by Peggy R. Garrett

Song of The People, by DeAnna Quietwater Noriega

Another View: Its People Make America Great, by Larry P. Johnson

Girl Scout's Gold Award Project Gives Her Opportunity to Inform People about Rare Disorder, by Mikela St. John

AA Meetings Meet the 21st Century, Go Online

Affiliate News

Passings

Friends-in-Art Remembers John Dashney

Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action Lawsuits

High Tech Swap Shop

Are You Enjoying the Themed Issues of 'The ACB E-Forum?', by Ron Brooks

ACB Officers

The ACB Braille Forum Volume LVII May 2019 No. 11

Jun 3, 2019

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President's Message: Home Isn't Always Where Your Heart Is, by Kim Charlson

Summary of the February 2019 Board Meeting, by Deb Cook Lewis

May's Themes Focus on Convention and Travel

Get Ready to Register for Rochester!, by Janet Dickelman

Affiliate News

What I've Been Hearing about the GDUI Convention, by Mr. A., as told to his dog-mom, Andrea Giudice

Conventional Wisdom, by Paul Edwards

Earn Continuing Education Units with ACB, by Carla Ruschival

Put a Spring in Your Step and Walk with ACB in Rochester, by Katie Frederick

Want to Propose an Amendment to ACB's Constitution and Bylaws? Here's How, by John Huffman

How to Be Resolute in Rochester, by Mark Richert

Come Learn How to Build Membership through Outreach and Communication, by Ardis Bazyn

Picture the Future at the Mini Mall, by Carla Ruschival

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

ACB Officers

The ACB E-Forum Volume LVII April 2019 No. 10

Apr 17, 2019

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Karen Peltz Strauss Retires from the FCC, with introduction by Kim Charlson

My First ACB Leadership Seminar, by Sheila Young

Rochester 2019 Registration Information, by Janet Dickelman

Introducing You to the Voters, by Ron Brooks

Continuing Education Opportunities Abound at ACB Convention, by Carla Ruschival

Volunteer at the Information Desk in Rochester, by Vicky Prahin

Dream Big with the DKM First-Timers, by Kenneth Semien Sr.

Spring into Action with ACB, by Kathy Brockman

The Theme for April Is Aging, by Ron Brooks

Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss: An Affiliate on the Rise, by Jeff Thom and Deb Cook Lewis

House Hunting with Special Needs? Here’s What to Look for, by Patrick Young

Ageism Robs Society of Knowledge, by Larry P. Johnson

Who’s the Girl with the Dragon Software?, by Pinalben “Pinky” Patel

Letter to the Editor

Passings

Affiliate and Committee News

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

High Tech Swap Shop

What Do You Think of the Themed Issues of ‘The ACB E-Forum?’, by Ron Brooks

ACB Officers

The ACB Braille Forum Volume LVII March 2019 No. 9

Mar 6, 2019

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President’s Message: Protect Your Economic Identity!, by Kim Charlson

Rochester 2019: A Sneak Preview of Affiliate and Committee Programming, by Janet Dickelman

DKM First-Timers Committee Prepares to Receive Applications for 2019

Step Into the Leadership Spotlight: Apply to Become a 2019 ACB & JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellow, by Kenneth Semien Sr.

Let’s Walk Toward a 100K Photo Finish, by Donna Brown

ACB’s Audio Description Project Announces the 2019 BADIE Award Winners

Auction Time in the Great Northeast Will Be Picture Perfect, by Jeff Thom and the 2019 ACB Auction Committee

ACB Angel Memorial Tribute Program

Passings

Paying It Forward, by Kenneth Semien Sr.

Holiday Auction a Huge Success, Thanks to You, by Carla Ruschival

Affiliate News

Using Fundraising as a Membership Tool, by Ardis Bazyn

Mini Mall Mini-Reminders, by Carla Ruschival

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

High Tech Swap Shop

ACB Officers

The ACB E-Forum Volume LVII February 2019 No. 8

Feb 1, 2019

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ACB and Its Affiliates: The Most Important Relationship, by Kim Charlson

Fun Facts about Rochester for 2019, by Janet Dickelman

Step Into the Leadership Spotlight: Apply to Become A 2019 ACB & JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellow, by Kenneth Semien Sr.

The Importance of Relationships

Ham Radio Relationships Span Time and Space, by Ron Milliman

The Importance of Connections, by Timothy B. Vernon

Rainbow Connection, by Gabriel Lopez Kafati

The Advantages of a Blind Parent, by DJ McIntyre

Thank You, Lassen, by Betsy Grenevitch

Dysfunctional Love, by Ann Chiappetta

Summoning Our Better Angels, by Paul H. Olson

Bear This in Mind Before Hugging, by Larry P. Johnson

Passings

Affiliate News

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

High Tech Swap Shop

Are You Enjoying the Themed Issues of 'The ACB E-Forum?', by Ron Brooks

ACB Officers

The ACB Braille Forum Volume LVII January 2019 No. 7

Jan 9, 2019

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Glancing Back Before Going Through the Door to 2019, by Eric Bridges

Board Meets in October, November and December to Take Stock and Plan for the Future, by Ron Brooks

Tours for 2019: Genesee Country Village, Baseball Hall of Fame, Niagara Falls and More, by Janet Dickelman

March to the Beat of a Different Drum: Apply to Become a 2019 DKM First-Timer, by Kenneth Semien Sr.

Call for Nominees for 2019 ACB Awards, by Debbie Rozear and Debra Trevino

The BOP Seeks to Award Excellence, by Ron Brooks

Begin 2019 by Supporting ACB, by Jean Mann

Affiliate News

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

High Tech Swap Shop

The ACB E-Forum Volume LVII December 2018 No. 6

Dec 5, 2018

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Exciting Convention Registration News for ACB Members, by Janet Dickelman

Audio Description Makes Cirque du Soleil Performance Accessible, by Linda Goodspeed

Traditions Shared by Our Readers

An ACB Tradition: Recognizing Dedicated Supporters, by Tom Tobin

Celebrating the Season’s Riches, by Larry P. Johnson

Saint Nick, by Annie Chiappetta

Hot Toys for Holiday Gift-Giving, by Sharon Lovering

Recipes from Forum Readers

Affiliate News

Improving Communication in Affiliates and Chapters, compiled by Ardis Bazyn

Skydive Solo Safely While Blind?, by Darian Slayton Fleming

Crystal Bridges Museum Offers Multisensory Tours, by Kim Crowell

Letter to the Editor

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

High Tech Swap Shop

A BOP Tradition: Seeking Your Feedback, by Ron Brooks

ACB Officers

The ACB Braille Forum Volume LVII November 2018 No. 5

Nov 29, 2018

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House Passes Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act

Tour Teasers: Erie Canal, Niagara Falls, and Baseball, by Janet Dickelman

Will You Vote?, by Larry Johnson

It's Holiday Auction Time!, by Carla Ruschival

Benefits of Audio Description in Education Contest

My Experience at the 2018 Conference as a Leadership Fellow, by Darian Slayton Fleming

Summary of 2018 Resolutions

The Pitfalls of Being a Caregiver, by Larry P. Johnson

November: A Time to Give Thanks, by Sharon Lovering

A Gift - For Your Favorite Affiliate, by Kathy Brockman

Get Connected with ACB Next Generation, by Amanda Selm

Affiliate News

What's in the Mini Mall?, by Carla Ruschival

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

ACB Officers

The ACB E-Forum Volume LVII October 2018 No. 4

Oct 2, 2018

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A Sneak Preview of Rochester, by Janet Dickelman

The Number-10 Dillon Express Was a Huge Success!, by Donna Brown

ACB Holiday Auction Reminder, by Carla Ruschival

The Rehabilitation Issues Task Force and Employment: What Are We Fighting For?, by Doug Powell

Benefits of Becoming Involved with Your State’s Rehabilitation Council, by Bob Hachey

Disability and the Evolving Workplace, by Peter Altschul

The Randolph-Sheppard Employment Program: More Than Just Vending Stands, compiled by Ardis Bazyn

Beyond a Job: Career Development at the Seattle Lighthouse, by Ron Brooks

How to Work on Work, by Paul Edwards

Today’s Theme: Seeking Your Feedback, by Ron Brooks

Affiliate News

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

High Tech Swap Shop

ACB Officers

The ACB Braille Forum Volume LVII September 2018 No. 3

Sep 11, 2018

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President’s Message: ACB Applauds Senate for Advancing Marrakesh Treaty, by Kim Charlson

Looking Back at St. Louis, and Ahead to Rochester, by Janet Dickelman

St. Louis ACB’s Gateway to Success, by Ron Brooks, Susan Glass, Donna Brown, Paul Edwards, and Deb Cook Lewis

Mini Mall News, by Carla Ruschival

American Council of the Blind Announces Audio Description Awards

Summary of the ACB Convention Board Meeting, by Deb Cook Lewis

ACB Radio Holiday Auction: The Fun Begins, by Carla Ruschival

New ACB Chapter for Members under 40, by Amanda Selm

Affiliate News

The Experience of a Lifetime Awaits You at Ski for Light International Week 2019

The ACB E-Forum Volume LVII August 2018 No. 2

Aug 7, 2018

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New Directions for the ACB Braille and E-Forum Magazines, by Ron Brooks

Taking the Forum Back to School, by Ron Brooks

The Special Education Task Force: Powerful and Little Known, by Paul Edwards

The Key to a Powerful Start: Preschool Programs for Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, by Ron Brooks

Fear of Teaching, by Susan Glass

Special Accommodations for Standardized Tests, by John Buckley

President's Message: College Success! A New Program for an Old Problem, by Kim Charlson

Education Outside the Classroom, by John Buckley

August, by Ron Brooks

A Tribute to Barbara McDonald, by Gail Wilt

Passings

ACB Receives Century of Change Award

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

High Tech Swap Shop

The ACB Braille Forum Volume LVII July 2018 No. 1

Jul 11, 2018

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In Memoriam: Marlaina Lieberg, Oct. 2, 1949-May 11, 2018, by Denise Colley

Readers’ Memories of Marlaina Lieberg

President’s Message: Introducing the 2018 Leadership Fellows, by Kim Charlson and Kenneth Semien Sr.

Strategic Action Planning Teams Report, by Eric Bridges

ACB Establishes The Legacy Fund, by Tom Tobin

Staying Connected in St. Louis, by Janet Dickelman

Focus on Membership, compiled by Ardis Bazyn

Passings

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

High Tech Swap Shop

ACB Officers

The ACB E-Forum Volume LVI June 2018 No. 12

Jun 6, 2018

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In Memoriam: Sue Ammeter, by Denise Colley

Readers’ Memories of Sue Ammeter

Breaking Barriers for Those Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired, by Tony Stephens

Extras, Extras, Read All about Them! Plenty of Fun Things to Try in St. Louis, by Janet Dickelman

Mega Deals at the Mini Mall, by Carla Ruschival

Fake News, by Larry Johnson

Affiliate News

A Gift to You from PCB’s AccessiDocs Project, by Tony Swartz

Synopsis of Prescription Reader Campaign in Nevada, by Rick Kuhlmey

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

Passings

ACB Officers

The ACB Braille Forum Volume LVI May 2018 No. 11

Apr 30, 2018

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President’s Message: Marrakesh Treaty Moves Forward in Senate, by Kim Charlson

Cisco Collaborates on Phones with American Council of the Blind

This Year’s Convention Gives You the Chance to Earn Continuing Education Units, by Carla Ruschival

Inviting Exhilarating Memories and Successes: DKM First-Timers Make a Difference!, by Kenneth Semien Sr.

Come Learn How to Use the Best Features of ACB to Build Your Membership

Constitution and Bylaws Committee Poised to Take Proposed Amendments

All Aboard the Number-10 Dillon Express, by Donna Brown

Committee Stands Ready to Help Get Your Resolutions through the Gateway, by Mark Richert

Calling All Riverboat Gamblers!

Get the Scoop in the Gateway Gazette

Do You Love the Forum? Would You Like to Win $5,000?

Summary of the ACB Midyear Board Meeting, by Deb Lewis

Affiliate News

Letter to the Editor

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

ACB Officers

The ACB E-Forum Volume LVI April 2018 No. 10

Apr 2, 2018

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ACB Commends Delta for Revising Its Service Animal Policy

The Gateway to Success Is in St. Louis, by Janet Dickelman

Meet Me at the Auction

You’ll Find Lots of Useful Items at the Information Desk in St. Louis, by Vicky Prahin

The 2018 DKM First-Timers Gift Card Fundraiser Has Its Perks, by Kenneth Semien Sr.

A Note from the MMS Committee

Transportation and Delivery Service Options for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

When You Give, You Get Back, by Larry P. Johnson

Passings

Affiliate News

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

High Tech Swap Shop

The ACB Braille Forum Vol. LVI March 2018 No. 9

Mar 28, 2018

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In Memoriam: Mary Jane “M.J.” Hills Schmitt, by Mary Beth Metzger

President’s Message: Flying Needs to Remain Friendly for Guide Dog Handlers, by Kim Charlson

Voting in ACB: A Proposal for Your Consideration, by Jeff Thom

Getting Out the Word about You, by Ron Brooks

Propel to the Next Level: Apply to Become a 2018 ACB & JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellow, by Kenneth Semien Sr.

Knowledge Is Power: Step into a New Realm!, by Kenneth Semien Sr.

2018 Convention Sneak Preview: Special-Interest Affiliates and Committees, by Janet Dickelman

Continuing Education Opportunities with ACB, by Carla Ruschival and Leslie Spoone

All Aboard the Dillon Express, by Katie Frederick

Broke Your New Year’s Resolutions Already? Resolve to Support ACB through the MMS Program

Crossroads – Let Your Journey Begin, by Amanda Selm

Holiday Auction Thank-Yous, by Carla Ruschival

Affiliate News

ACB Officers

The ACB E-Forum Volume LVI February 2018 No. 8

Feb 4, 2018

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We Need Your Voices to Present Our Message to Congress, by Tony Stephens

Lots to See and Do in The Show Me State, by Janet Dickelman

Fireworks, Celebration, and the Red, White and Blue, by Kenneth Semien Sr.

Diversity Enriches Our Society, by Larry P. Johnson

Navajo Teacher Develops Braille System to Help Visually Impaired Read Tribal Language, by Noel Lyn Smith

Fresno Chapter Tests UniDescription App in Yosemite National Park, by Jamie Gibson-Barrows

Membership Focus: How to Market Your Affiliate, by Ardis Bazyn

Affiliate News

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

ACB Officers

The ACB Braille Forum Volume LVI January 2018 No. 7

Jan 5, 2018

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President’s Message: Nationwide Class Action Challenges Hulu’s Discrimination Against Blind and Visually Impaired Individuals, by Kim Charlson

Looking Back, Looking Ahead, by Eric Bridges

Tours in St. Louis Include a Ball Game, the Arch, Busch Stadium, the Botanical Gardens, and More!, by Janet Dickelman

Climb Aboard the 2018 DKM Express, by Kenneth Semien Sr.

The BOP Seeks to Award Excellence, by Ron Brooks

Call for Nominees for 2018 ACB Awards, by Chelle Hart and Chip Hailey

ACB Angel Memorial Tribute Program

Rolling Up Our Sleeves and Working Toward the Future: ACB Board Meeting Summaries for October and November, by Ron Brooks

Affiliate News

High Tech Swap Shop

ACB Officers

The ACB E-Forum Volume LVI December 2017 No. 6

Dec 7, 2017

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President’s Message: Visiting Affiliates – It Makes Me Proud, by Kim Charlson

Eatsa Agrees to Make Its Cutting-Edge Technology Accessible to Blind Customers

2018 Convention Tidbits, by Janet Dickelman

Audio Description in Your Community, by Joel Snyder

Medicare and Diabetes, by Danielle Kunkle

Reaching Blind and Visually Impaired Seniors, compiled by the ACB Membership Committee

I Love to Fly, by Larry P. Johnson

Phoebe Catlin: A Humble Centenarian, by Greg Lindberg

Amy Salmon Seemingly Does the Impossible, by John M. Williams

Holiday Season at the ACB Mini Mall, by Carla Ruschival

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

Separate, by Ann Chiappetta

ACB Officers,

The ACB Braille Forum Volume LVI November 2017 No. 5

Nov 8, 2017

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ACB Creates Hurricane Relief Fund

Inside Union Station Hotel, by Janet Dickelman

We Really Should Say Thanks, by Tom Mitchell

Holiday Auction 2017 – The Goodies Will Be Delightful!, by Carla Ruschival

Summary of 2017 Resolutions

Role Models and Mentors Help Build Employment Success, by Kendra Farrow

Leading Across Generations, compiled by Ardis Bazyn

And The Winners Are …

Strategies for Membership Growth: Hear It from Those Who Have Done It, compiled by Ardis Bazyn

Affiliate News

Mini Mall Mayhem, by Carla Ruschival

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

High Tech Swap Shop

The ACB E-Forum Volume LVI October 2017 No. 4

Oct 4, 2017

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President’s Report to the Convention, by Kim Charlson

Audio Description Allows ACB Members to ‘See’ the Eclipse, by Joel Snyder

Meet Us in Saint Louis, by Janet Dickelman

2017 Walk Was Sparkling, by Donna Brown

Gettin’ Ready for the Holiday Auction, by Carla Ruschival

‘Guiding Miss Melinda:’ Reflections from a Blind Cross-Country Skier, by Melinda Hollands

Some Thoughts on Getting Elected to ACB Boards, by Doug Powell

Summary of the August Board of Directors Conference Call, by Debbie Lewis

2017 ACB Membership Seminar Discusses Successful Meetings, compiled by Ardis Bazyn

15 Ways to Maximize Your ACB Membership, Revised, by Kenneth Semien Sr.

Affiliate News

Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action Lawsuit

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

High Tech Swap Shop

The ACB Braille Forum Volume LVI September 2017 No. 3

Sep 13, 2017

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Senators Push for Tactile Feature on Paper Currency

ACB Sparks Success Was A Big Success, by Janet Dickelman

The Reno Roundup: ACB’s 56th Annual Convention A Sparkling Success!, by Doug Powell, Deb Cook Lewis, Susan Glass, and Paul Edwards

Scholarships Spark Future Successes, by Michael Garrett

American Council of the Blind Announces Audio Description Awards

Board Approves Affiliate Name Change, Donation to WBU to Assist Caribbean Representatives, by Doug Powell

Mini Mall News, by Carla Ruschival

ACB Radio Holiday Auction: The Fun Begins, by Carla Ruschival

Ski for Light 2018

Affiliate News

The ACB E-Forum Volume LVI No. 2

Jul 31, 2017

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The Hear and Now: How Do You Watch Peak TV If You’re Blind? Inside the burgeoning world of audio description, a game-changer in accessible TV, by Kelsey McKinney

Can You See Me?, by Yvonne B. Garris

This Blind Man Chops His Own Firewood, by Ken Stewart

Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits with Vision Loss, by Deanna Power

Focus on Membership Benefits, compiled by Ardis Bazyn

Leaving a Legacy of Value, by Allen Casey

Affiliate News

Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action Lawsuit

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

High Tech Swap Shop

The ACB Braille Forum Volume LVI July 2017 No. 1

Jul 25, 2017

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A Message from the President: JPMorgan Chase/ACB Leadership Fellows Class of 2017, by Kim Charlson

Local Motors Brings Advocates and Innovators Together to Meet Olli, by Tony Stephens

Staying Connected in Sparks, by Janet Dickelman

How I Dealt with Choreography, by Kelsey Nicolay

Last Show of the Season, by Marcia Springston Dillon

Quiet Heroism of Amazing People, by Larry P. Johnson

Instant Braille Translator Can Fit in Your Hand

Book Review: Giving a Listen to The Untold Story of the Talking Book, by Bill Holton

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

High Tech Swap Shop

The ACB E-Forum Volume LV June 2017 No. 12

Jun 12, 2017

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A Message from the President: Supreme Court Rules Favorably for Students with Disabilities, by Kim Charlson

Seeing Outside the Disability Box, by Howard Axelrod

Events Galore to Spark Your Curiosity in Reno, by Janet Dickelman

Audio Description Project Announces 2017 BADIE Award Winners

Sparks Fly in Preparation for ACB Walk, by Donna Brown

Reno Roundup Seeks A Few Good Hands

Eat, Drink, Dress Like the 1950s, Win and Be Merry, by Kenneth Semien Sr.

Mega Deals at the Mini Mall, by Carla Ruschival

The MMS Committee Wants to See You in Reno, by Jean Mann

Marco Orsini Conducts Music without Seeing It or the Orchestra, by Maria Mannone

Affiliate and Committee News

Spotlight on ACB Students: Jessica Minneci, Treasurer

Letter to the Editor

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

High Tech Swap Shop

The ACB Braille Forum Volume LV May 2017 No. 11

May 3, 2017

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President’s Message: 50 Golden Years in the Pacific, by Kim Charlson

The American Council of the Blind and the Policy of Structured Negotiations, by Eric Bridges

Eatsa, Restaurant of the Future, Excludes Blind Customers

Sparks of Excitement Will Light Up the Sky in Reno, by Janet Dickelman

A Reminder from the Constitution and Bylaws Committee, by John Huffman

Let the Sparks Fly! Fanning the Flames for Resolutions at Our July Convention, by Mark Richert

Let the Sparks Fly on the First of July, by Katie Frederick

A Few Good Officers, by Ron Brooks

Audio Description Project Seeks Input from ACB Members on Most Current Issues, by Susan Glass

Join the Fun: Donate and Win with the 2017 DKM Gift Card Fundraiser, by Kenneth Semien Sr.

Plan Now to Attend the 2017 Midwest Leadership Conference and Young Professionals Seminar, by Ray Campbell

Board Approves New Guidelines for DKM First-Timers, by Ron Brooks

Affiliate News

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

High Tech Swap Shop