The ACB Braille Forum, November 2016

The ACB Braille Forum
Volume LV November 2016 No. 5
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
President’s Report to the Convention, Part 3, by Kim Charlson
Voting in ACB, the Tip of the Iceberg, Part 1, by Jeff Thom
Inside the Nugget, by Janet Dickelman
Ready, Set … Apply for the DKM First-Timers Award!, by Allen Casey
Get Ready to Bid at This Year’s Holiday Auction!, by Carla Ruschival
There’s No Place Like Home for Holiday Shopping, by Carla Ruschival
A Letter from the ACB President
Affiliate and Committee 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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