Volume LVIII May 2020 No. 11
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
- 2020 ACB Convention Going Virtual, by Janet Dickelman
- President’s Message: Core Values, Gardens, and Baseball, by Dan Spoone
- Expanded CEUs and Professional Development at the Virtual Convention, by Carla Ruschival
- ACB Board Holds Emergency Meeting: the 2020 Convention Will Be a Virtual Event, by Deb Cook Lewis
- Understand Virus More, Fear It Less, by Larry P. Johnson
- ACB Next Generation Becomes Latest Special-Interest Affiliate of the American Council of the Blind, by Greg Lindberg
- Succeeding in Life’s Garden, by Sue Lichtenfels
- Five Thousand Miles. One Month. Four Million Children Who Are Visually Impaired., by June A. Converse
- Advocacy Brings Audio Description to Sacramento, by Margie Donovan
- Do You Hear What I Hear — Now?, by Tom Mitchell
- Greetings from the MMS Committee, by Jean Mann
- Letter to the Editor
- Is Blindskills, Inc. Still in Operation?, by Marja Byers
- Here and There, edited by Cynthia Hawkins
- High Tech Swap Shop
- ACB Officers, ACB Board of Directors, ACB Board of Publications
- Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forum
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