Volume LIX January 2021 No. 7
Published by the American Council of the Blind
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Eric Bridges, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
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Table of Contents
- President’s Message: New Year’s Reflections, by Dan Spoone
- Pull Out Your Calendars and Update the Convention Dates!, by Janet Dickelman
- Explore, Elevate and Achieve: Apply to Become a 2021 Recipient of the DKM First-Timers Award, by Kenneth Semien Sr.
- Rhythms of Leadership! Apply to Become a 2021 ACB/JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellow, by Kenneth Semien Sr.
- Call for Nominees for 2021 ACB Awards, by Deb Trevino and Debbie Rozear
- The BOP Seeks to Award Excellence, by Deb Cook Lewis
- I Don’t Want to Go to That Stupid School for the Blind!, by Dr. Ronald E. Milliman
- My Mother Was a Braille Transcriber, by Jean Mann
- Help Revive Braille!, by Paul Edwards
- The Joys and Challenges of Learning Braille
- In Memoriam: Lawrence W. “Larry” Turnbull, July 31, 1970-Oct. 31, 2020
- Here and There, edited by Cynthia G. Hawkins
- ACB Officers, ACB Board of Directors, ACB Board of Publications
- Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums
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