Volume LVII December 2018 No. 6
Published by the American Council of the Blind
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© 2018 American Council of the Blind
Eric Bridges, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
1703 N. Beauregard St., Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22311
Table of Contents
- Exciting Convention Registration News for ACB Members, by Janet Dickelman
- Audio Description Makes Cirque du Soleil Performance Accessible, by Linda Goodspeed
- Traditions Shared by Our Readers
- An ACB Tradition: Recognizing Dedicated Supporters, by Tom Tobin
- Celebrating the Season’s Riches, by Larry P. Johnson
- Saint Nick, by Annie Chiappetta
- Hot Toys for Holiday Gift-Giving, by Sharon Lovering
- Recipes from Forum Readers
- Affiliate News
- Improving Communication in Affiliates and Chapters, compiled by Ardis Bazyn
- Skydive Solo Safely While Blind?, by Darian Slayton Fleming
- Crystal Bridges Museum Offers Multisensory Tours, by Kim Crowell
- Letter to the Editor
- Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski
- High Tech Swap Shop
- A BOP Tradition: Seeking Your Feedback, by Ron Brooks
- ACB Officers, ACB Board of Directors, ACB Board of Publications
- Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forum
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