Volume LII December 2013 No. 6
Published by the American Council of the Blind
The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and to improve quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.
Kim Charlson, President
Melanie Brunson, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
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Table of Contents
- ACB E-Forum December 2013 downloads
- President's Message: Making Employment a Priority: ACB and NIB Share a Mission, by Kim Charlson
- Access to the Television Environment Now in Sight by Melanie Brunson
- Touring Las Vegas by Janet Dickelman
- Announcing the 2014-15 ACB Scholarship Program
- Expansion at the Mini Mall by Carla Ruschival
- Charting the Course for ACB's Information Future by Ron Brooks
- Summaries of the 2013 Pre-Convention and Post-Convention Board Meetings by Denise Colley
- In Memoriam: Florence Adeline Holden Sept. 4, 1916 – Aug. 6, 2013 by Margaret Johnson
- Understanding the Difference between Medicare and the Marketplaces by Ron Pollack
- My Last Mobility Lesson by Deon Lyons
- Creative Aging: It Ain't Over Until It's Over!! by Teddie-Joy Remhild
- What's an SRC? What Are the Functions That Distinguish an SRC from an Advisory Council? And Why Is It Important to Have ACB Representation on Yours? by Doug Powell
- Marketing and PR Strategy and Resources by Ron Milliman
- Musings: Bleak, Bleaker, Bleakest by Paul Edwards
- Jury Awards Blind War Vet $160,000 for Discrimination by Credit Union
- Voting Rights Victory in California
- How to Elect a Board of Directors Which Will Best Work for Your Chapter or Special-Interest Affiliate compiled by Ardis Bazyn, ACB membership co-chair
- Affiliate News
- Here and There edited by Sharon Strzalkowski
- High Tech Swap Shop
- ACB Officers
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