The ACB Braille Forum, November 2016

The ACB Braille Forum
Volume LV November 2016 No. 5
 
Published by
the American Council of the Blind
 
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© 2016 American Council of the Blind
Eric Bridges, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
1703 N. Beauregard St., Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22311
 
Table of Contents
 
President’s Report to the Convention, Part 3, by Kim Charlson
 
Voting in ACB, the Tip of the Iceberg, Part 1, by Jeff Thom
 
Inside the Nugget, by Janet Dickelman
 
Ready, Set … Apply for the DKM First-Timers Award!, by Allen Casey
 
Get Ready to Bid at This Year’s Holiday Auction!, by Carla Ruschival
 
There’s No Place Like Home for Holiday Shopping, by Carla Ruschival
 
A Letter from the ACB President
 
Affiliate and Committee News
 
Passings
 
Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski
 
High Tech Swap Shop
 
ACB Officers, Board of Directors, and Board of Publications
 
Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums
 
Are you moving? Changing addresses? Contact Sharon Lovering in the ACB national office, 1-800-424-8666 or slovering@acb.org, and give her your new address.
 
ACB Radio has a new and improved web site; come see for yourself at www.acbradio.org.
 
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