Volume XLIX June 2011 No. 12
Published by tthe 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.
Mitch Pomerantz, President
Melanie Brunson, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
2200 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
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Web site: http://www.acb.org
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Table of Contents
- President's Message: ACB's Past: Prelude to Our Future, by Mitch Pomerantz
- Summary of Meetings of the ACB Board of Directors, by Jenine Stanley
- ACB's Golden Anniversary, by Carla Ruschival
- Blindness and Mobility Device Etiquette, by Darian Slayton Fleming
- Want More Braille Forums? Buy a Chance to Win a Sweet Prize!, by Dan Dillon
- Extra, Extra! Convention Newspaper Now Seeking Volunteers
- ACB's Audio Description Project Updates, by Joel Snyder
- A Long Journey Begins with a Single Step, by Dan Dillon
- Striding for Gold in the Silver State, by Ron Milliman
- Affiliate News: Convention Sneak Preview
- Helping ACB Celebrate its 50th Anniversary with an International Flavor
- Gold Diggin' Auction: Going Green for ACB
- 2011 ACB Membership Seminar
- High Tech Swap Shop
- ACB Officers, ACB Board of Directors, and Board of Publications
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