The ACB E-Forum December 2017

Volume LVI December 2017 No. 6

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
President’s Message: Visiting Affiliates – It Makes Me Proud, by Kim Charlson
Eatsa Agrees to Make Its Cutting-Edge Technology Accessible to Blind Customers
2018 Convention Tidbits, by Janet Dickelman
Audio Description in Your Community, by Joel Snyder
Medicare and Diabetes, by Danielle Kunkle
Reaching Blind and Visually Impaired Seniors, compiled by the ACB Membership Committee
I Love to Fly, by Larry P. Johnson
Phoebe Catlin: A Humble Centenarian, by Greg Lindberg
Amy Salmon Seemingly Does the Impossible, by John M. Williams
Holiday Season at the ACB Mini Mall, by Carla Ruschival
Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski
Separate, by Ann Chiappetta
ACB Officers, Board of Directors, and Board of Publications
Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums

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Due to an editing error, the telephone number for the ACB Mini Mall was listed incorrectly (“Mini Mall Mayhem,” November 2017). The correct number is 1-877-630-7190.
Due to an editing error, the date of Redbox beginning to provide quarterly reports listing the locations where the kiosks have been modified during the preceding quarter was listed as 3018 (“Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action Lawsuit,” ACB E-Forum, August 2017). It should have been 2018.
In an item about blind pen pals and blind singles listservs in “Here and There” (ACB E-Forum, June 2017), the email addresses listed were incorrect. The correct address to subscribe to the blind penpals group is; for the blind singles group, it is blind-singles+subscr@groups.iobe.
We regret the errors.