Volume LV August 2016 No. 2
Published by the American Council of the Blind
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© 2016 American Council of the Blind
Eric Bridges, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
1703 N. Beauregard St., Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22311
Table of Contents
- The ACB E-Forum, August 2016 downloads
- President’s Message: ACB Recognizes Apple for Bringing Accessibility to the Blind Community Right Out of the Box, by Kim Charlson
- In Memoriam: Winifred Downing, by Frank Welte
- The Things I Do Today, Part 3: Listening to the World, by Paul Edwards
- That Commercial Was for What?!, by Yvonne B. Garris
- A Most Unusual Encounter, by Karen Bailey
- Bullying of the Blind Intolerable, by Larry P. Johnson
- 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
Due to an editing error, the web site listed in “Sprint Seeks Customer Input” (June 2016 E-Forum) was incorrect. The correct URL is www.sprint.com/accessnow.
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