Vol. LII November 2013 No. 5
Published by the American Council of the Blind
The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and to improve quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.
Kim Charlson, President
Melanie Brunson, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
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Arlington, VA 22201
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Table of Contents
- ACB Braille Forum, November 2013 downloads
- President's Message: Committees Are the Strength of ACB by Kim Charlson
- Riviera Hotel and Casino Overview by Janet Dickelman
- Mardi Gras ACB Style by Jim Jirak
- Accessing the E-Forum
- Using NFB-Newsline to Access The ACB Forum by Bob Hachey
- Convention Attendees Discover New Worlds in Columbus by Sharon Lovering, Doug Powell, Denise Colley, and Ron Brooks
- 2013-2014 ACB Scholarship Winners by Michael Garrett
- Banquet Attendees Discover the Lure of the Appalachian Trail by Sharon Lovering
- How to Give More People Access to Conventions and the Information Disseminated There compiled by Ardis Bazyn
- ACB Mini Mall's November Nuggets
- Shop Amazon, Support ACB by Linda Yacks
- Shoppin' Without Droppin': The Holiday Auction Is Comin'
- Affiliate News
- Readers' Forum: The Universal English Braille Code by George Griller
- Letter to the Editor
- Here and There edited by Sharon Strzalkowski
- High Tech Swap Shop
- ACB Officers, Board of Directors and Board of Publications
Forum Subscription Notes
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