Volume LII June 2014 No. 12
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, June 2014 downloads
- President’s Message: Which One Do I Take? by Kim Charlson
- Hetlioz Is Now Available
- Inaccessibility of GSA Web Site Results in Class-Action Lawsuit by Eric Bridges
- Update on the Marrakech Treaty by Melanie Brunson
- Fun for All in Las Vegas by Janet Dickelman
- Welcome to Nevada Party Features Sock Hop
- DKM: Invest in the Future
- It's Vegas, Baby! by Lynn Hedl
- Extra, Extra! Convention Newspaper Now Seeking Volunteers
- Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved: Readying for Resolutions at Our July Conference and Convention by Mark Richert
- One Book, One ACB
- Don’t Miss This Year’s Membership Seminar!
- Board of Publications Gives You the Chance to Let Your Voice Be Heard
- Here Comes the Bride (Or, Get Me to the Church on Time!) by DeAnna Quietwater Noriega
- Understanding Hospice Care and Medicare Coverage by Ron Pollack
- Affiliate-Sponsored Leadership Training compiled by Ardis Bazyn, ACB Membership Chair
- Affiliate News
- Here and There edited by Sharon Strzalkowski
- High Tech Swap Shop
- ACB Officers, Board of Directors and Board of Publications
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