The ACB Braille Forum September 2017

Volume LVI September 2017 No. 3 

Published by the American Council of the Blind

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© 2017 American Council of the Blind
Eric Bridges, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
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Table of Contents
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
ACB Officers, Board of Directors, and Board of Publications
Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums
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