The ACB E-Forum December 2016

The ACB E-Forum
Volume LV December 2016 No. 6
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
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Table of Contents
Results of the ACB/CUSDGS Survey Are In!, by Tony Stephens
ACB’s Parenting Video Available – And Has Audio Description, Too
Scholarship Application for 2017-2018 School Year Now Available!
Convention Nuggets from Reno, by Janet Dickelman
ACB Fall Board Meeting Report, by Ron Brooks
Bid It and Buy It at the ACB Radio Holiday Auction, by Carla Ruschival
How Do You Find a Job When You Are Blind?, by Marcia Moran
This Blind Apple Engineer Is Transforming the Tech World at Only 22, by Katie Dupere
The Things I Do Today, Part Four: Listening with the iPhone, by Paul Edwards
A Shopper’s Dream, by Carla Ruschival
Affiliate and Committee News
In Memoriam: Cleo B. Dolan, 1918-2016, by Bashir Masoodi
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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