Volume LVII April 2019 No. 10
Published by the American Council of the Blind
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© 2019 American Council of the Blind
Eric Bridges, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
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Table of Contents
- Karen Peltz Strauss Retires from the FCC, with introduction by Kim Charlson
- My First ACB Leadership Seminar, by Sheila Young
- Rochester 2019 Registration Information, by Janet Dickelman
- Introducing You to the Voters, by Ron Brooks
- Continuing Education Opportunities Abound at ACB Convention, by Carla Ruschival
- Volunteer at the Information Desk in Rochester, by Vicky Prahin
- Dream Big with the DKM First-Timers, by Kenneth Semien Sr.
- Spring into Action with ACB, by Kathy Brockman
- The Theme for April Is Aging, by Ron Brooks
- Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss: An Affiliate on the Rise, by Jeff Thom and Deb Cook Lewis
- House Hunting with Special Needs? Here’s What to Look for, by Patrick Young
- Ageism Robs Society of Knowledge, by Larry P. Johnson
- Who’s the Girl with the Dragon Software?, by Pinalben “Pinky” Patel
- Letter to the Editor
- Affiliate and Committee News
- Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski
- High Tech Swap Shop
- What Do You Think of the Themed Issues of ‘The ACB E-Forum?’, by Ron Brooks
- ACB Officers, Board of Directors and Board of Publications
- Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums
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