The ACB E-Forum April 2017

The ACB E-Forum
Volume LV April 2017 No. 10
 
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
 
President’s Message: Service Dogs and the Supreme Court, by Kim Charlson
 
It’s Almost Time to Register for Reno!, by Janet Dickelman
 
Volunteer at the Information Desk in Sparks, by Vicky Prahin
 
Let the Sparks Fly in Nevada This Summer, by Donna Brown
 
Come Prepared to Bid and Buy at the Sparks of Enthusiasm Auction!
 
In the Palm of Nature: Snapshot of a multisensory experience in Italy’s Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise National Park, by Richard Rueda
 
SAZCB President Takes Piano Bar by Storm, by Lindsey McHugh
 
Don’t Touch That Dial: It’s Time for “Blind and Beyond,” by Greg Lindberg
 
How You Sound Really Matters, by Larry P. Johnson
 
How Can Your Chapter or Affiliate Strengthen Your Personal Outreach to Your Local Community?, compiled by Ardis Bazyn
 
Affiliate News
 
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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