The ACB Braille Forum Volume LV March 2017 No. 9

The ACB Braille Forum
Volume LV March 2017 No. 9
 
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
1703 N. Beauregard St., Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22311
 
Table of Contents
 
In Memoriam: Otis H. Stephens Jr., Sept. 20, 1936-Dec. 2, 2016
 
Readers’ Remembrances of Otis Stephens
 
President’s Message: Planning for the Future: A Strategic Direction for the Next Five Years, by Kim Charlson
 
ACB Commends Access Board on 508 Refresh
 
Helpful Hints for Attending the Convention, by Janet Dickelman
 
Awards Committee Seeks Nominees for 2017 ACB Awards, by Chelle Hart and Chip Hailey, Awards Committee Co-Chairs
 
Celebrate the Life & Legacy of Durward K. McDaniel: Support the DKM First-Timer Program, by Kenneth Semien Sr.
 
Holiday Auction Thank-Yous, by Carla Ruschival
 
Ida Schwerzel: A Century of Memories, Part 2, by Greg Lindberg
 
Easy Fund-Raiser for Your Affiliate, by Kathy Brockman
 
Affiliate News
 
Spotlight on ACB Students, by Tamara Lomax
 
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
 
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