Volume LIX July 2020 No. 1
Published by the American Council of the Blind
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© 2020 American Council of the Blind
Eric Bridges, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
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Table of Contents
- President’s Message: Welcome to the First Virtual ACB Convention, by Dan Spoone
- How to Access the Virtual Convention, by Janet Dickelman
- Affiliate and Committee News
- In Memoriam: Camille Caffarelli, by Kim Charlson
- Summary of ACB’s Board of Directors Meeting, April 23, 2020, by Deb Cook Lewis
- Belonging: Finding My Place in ACB, by Tyson Ernst
- ‘Tuesday Topics’ Is Back on ACB Radio Mainstream, by Paul Edwards
- Mouse Assisting Inclusive Technology, by Rachel Hage
- The ADA at 30, by Paul Edwards
- Commentary: Give Boot to ‘Not My Job’ Mentality, by Larry P. Johnson
- Here and There, edited by Cynthia G. Hawkins
- High Tech Swap Shop
- The Only Moment You Really Have Is Now, by Ilana Breger
- ACB Officers, ACB Board of Directors, ACB Board of Publications
- Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums
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