Volume LIV August 2015 No. 2
Published by the American Council of the Blind
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© 2015 American Council of the Blind
Melanie Brunson, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
2200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 650, Arlington, VA 22201
Table of Contents
- President’s Message: Comcast: An Industry Leader in Accessibility, by Kim Charlson
- An Academic Challenge, by Mark B. Lasser
- Transitioning to College: Nine Essential Tips for Students with Visual Impairments, by Pat Ryan
- Ups and Downs, by Deon Lyons
- Do You Have a Pulse? If Not, You Will Want One After Reading This, by Scott Davert
- Product Evaluations and Guides: Dolphin Guide from Dolphin Computer Access: A Suite of Access Programs That Simplify Computer Use, by Jamie Pauls
- Notice to the Older Blind: It’s Time We Took Control of Our Future, by Carl Jarvis
- How to Get More Members Actively Participating in Your Affiliate, compiled by Ardis Bazyn
- Cruises for People Who Don’t Like Cruises, by Sue Bramhall
- Affiliate News
- Here and There edited by Sharon Strzalkowski
- High Tech Swap Shop
- ACB Officers, Board of Directors and Board of Publications
- Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums
Are You Moving? Do You Want to Change Your Subscription?
Contact Sharon Lovering in the ACB national office, 1-800-424-8666, or via e-mail, [email protected]. Give her the information, and she'll take care of the changes for you.
ACB Radio has a new and improved web site; come see for yourself at www.acbradio.org.
Blind show hosts offer a plethora of musical genres at www.acbradio.org/interactive.