Volume LIII August 2014 No. 2
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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Table of Contents
- The ACB E-Forum, August 2014 downloads
- President’s Message: Make Changes Happen on Your Local Commission on Disability, by Kim Charlson
- ACB Radio Offers Variety of Programming for Your Listening Pleasure
- Seeing the Value in Accessible PDFs, by Shannon Kelly
- Your Options for Medicare Supplemental Coverage by Ron Pollack
- Touching Your Water Garden: How to Water Garden without Seeing by Doug and Patti Rose
- How Labels Limit Us by Teddie-Joy Remhild
- Readers’ Forum: The Government and Marriage by Bob Branco
- Readers’ Forum: A Fiendish Flashback by Dan Sullivan
- Affiliate News
- Here and There edited by Sharon Strzalkowski
- Something to Sleep On
- High Tech Swap Shop
- ACB Officers, Board of Directors and Board of Publications
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