Volume XLII September 2003 No. 2
Published By The American Council of the Blind
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© 2003 American Council of the Blind
Christopher Gray, President
Charles H. Crawford, Executive Director
Penny Reeder, Editor
Sharon Lovering, Editorial Assistant
Table of Contents
- ACB Sends Letter in Support of GDUI Complaint Against Iowa Department for the Blind to the U.S. Department of Justice
- President's Message: Let Us Look to the Future, by Christopher Gray
- ACB Radio Director Sought
- Out of Sight But Not Out of Mind -- ACB Radio History in the Making, by Dave Williams
- Thank You for Being a Friend, by Penny Reeder
- That All May Read: Library Users of America, by Paul Edwards
- Affiliate News
- Summary: The Pre-Convention Meeting of the ACB Board of Directors, by Charles S.P. Hodge
- Summary: The Post-Convention Meeting of the ACB Board of Directors, by Charles S.P. Hodge
- Thinking About September 11: World Trade Center Memories: Remembering the Rooftop of Manhattan, by John Albino
- A Tour to Shanksville: Memories of a Very Special Fourth of July, by Berl Colley
- 9-11 Report to Be Made Available by NLS, by Penny Reeder
- Letters to the Editor
- Here and There, by Sharon Lovering
- High Tech Swap Shop
- Birmingham by the Numbers, by Cynthia Towers
"The Braille Forum" extends best wishes to all the newly elected ACB officers: Chris Gray, president; Steve Speicher, first vice president; M.J. Schmitt, second vice president; Donna Seliger, secretary; and Ardis Bazyn, treasurer. For a recap of candidates, campaigns, and voting, be sure to visit ACB Radio at www.acbradio.org, where audio files of the 2003 ACB convention are archived.
We were excited to be able to include the first chapter of Larry Johnson's very entertaining new book in the July-August "Braille Forum." Unfortunately, we inadvertently misled our readers about the book's title. If reading "My Adventures in Mexico" by Larry P. Johnson has resulted in your wanting to run right out and purchase the book for yourself, you need to know that the book's title is, not "Train Ride," as the editor's note incorrectly reported, but rather "Mexico by Touch."
"Mexico by Touch" is available at 1stbooks.com, Amazon.com and through other booksellers on and off line, and we encourage all our readers to search by the title "Mexico by Touch" for this very entertaining book.
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