Volume XLVIII November 2009 No. 5
Published By The American Council of the Blind
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© 2009 American Council of the Blind
Mitch Pomerantz, President
Melanie Brunson, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
- President's Report to the National Convention, Part III, by Mitch Pomerantz
- Report on Currency, Part 2, by Melanie Brunson
- Announcing 2010 Midyear Meetings and Legislative Seminar, by Melanie Brunson
- Phoenix 2010: Changes in the Sand, by Carla Ruschival
- ACB Enjoys 'Galaxy of Possibilities' in Orlando, by Jenine Stanley, Paul Edwards, Judy Jackson, Sharon Lovering and Marcia Dresser
- Disney's on the Right Track with Its Attraction Description Device, by Landa Phelan
- Holiday Auction to Raise Money for ACB, by Brenda Dillon
- ACB Raffle – Tickets Available Now!
- Clearance Sale at the ACB Store, by Carla Ruschival
- ACB – Advocacy – MMS: What's the Connection?, by Kathy Brockman
- Summary of 2009 Resolutions
- Here and There, edited by Sue Lichtenfels
- High Tech Swap Shop
In the September 2009 issue of "The Braille Forum," Ron Milliman wrote an article on the ACB MMS Program entitled “Who Won the Olympus Digital Recorder?” That article recognized all of the new contributors to the program as well as those who increased their monthly pledges. Missing from that list was a very loyal ACB member and one of the very first to support the MMS program from its inception in 2002 – Ed "Doc" Bradley of Houston, Tex. The list of names provided was inadvertently missing Ed Bradley's name, an omission for which we sincerely apologize.
Also in the September issue of the Forum, there was an announcement in "Here and There" regarding availability of products from the Royal National Institute of Blind People. Bay Area Digital is not the only vendor for products from the RNIB; Independent Living Aids has been carrying some of their products for the past decade. We apologize for any confusion our error may have caused.
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