Volume LV October 2016 No. 4
Published by the American Council of the Blind
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Eric Bridges, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
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Table of Contents
- The ACB E-Forum, October 2016 downloads
- President’s Report to the Convention, Part 2 by Kim Charlson
- The ACB National Convention: A First-Time Attendee’s Perspective, by Nick Pavel
- ACB’s 2016 Scholarship Winners in a Class of Their Own, by Michael Garrett
- 10,000 Steps and Beyond, by Donna Brown
- Board Approves History Committee to Update ‘People of Vision,’ by Doug Powell
- Audio Description Project Celebrates Vitality, Success, and Mentorship, by Susan Glass
- ACB Membership Seminar Tidbits, compiled by Ardis Bazyn
- Summary of 2016 Resolutions
- ACB Members Enjoy Description with 2016 Olympics, by Eric Bridges
- Traveling to Reno, by Janet Dickelman
- ACB Radio Holiday Auction Seeks Donations, by Carla Ruschival
- Christmastime’s A-Comin’, by Linda Yacks
- Survey of Visually Impaired People and Mobility
- 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
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