Volume XLIX May 2011 No. 11
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.
Mitch Pomerantz, President
Melanie Brunson, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
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Arlington, VA 22201
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Table of Contents
- President's Message: A New Day at NLS?, by Mitch Pomerantz
- ACB Honors Legislators for Distinguished Service and Launches New Legislative Initiatives, by Melanie Brunson
- In Memoriam: Mary Ballard
- Travel to Spain with ACB and Road Scholar
- ACB's Golden Year, by Carla Ruschival
- Will You Meet the DKM Challenge?
- Your Golden Opportunity to Volunteer at the Information Desk, by Janet Dickelman
- Gold Diggin' Auction in the Silver State
- Take Your Mark, Get Set, Go!, by Donna Brown
- Join the Honor Roll of ACB Life Members, by Charles S.P. Hodge
- Don't Miss the 2011 FIA Showcase and Cabaret
- Library Users of America to Host Book Flea Market, by Peggy R. Garrett
- One Book, One ACB
- Affiliate News
- And Two Shall Become One, by Kathy Brockman
- Here and There, edited by Sue Lichtenfels
- High Tech Swap Shop
- ACB Officers, ACB Board of Directors, and Board of Publications
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