Volume LI October-November 2012 No. 3
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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Table of Contents
- The Braille Forum, October-November 2012 downloads
- National Conference/Convention Report, Part II by Mitch Pomerantz
- Update on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by Melanie Brunson
- Discovering Columbus by Janet Dickelman
- ACB: Full Steam Ahead! by Sharon Lovering
- And the Winner is ... by Patty Slaby
- Who won the APH Bookport Plus? by Ronal Milliman
- ACB Membership Committee Announcement
- Recognizing the Most Outstanding ACB Affiliate Web Sites by Ronald E. Milliman
- Get Set for the Holidays without leaving Home
- Holiday Shopping at the ACB Store by Carla Ruschival
- DKM 2013 Planning Under Way
- Save the date! RSVA Sagebrush Conference
- Affiliate News
- Here and There
- High Tech Swap Shop
- ACB Officers, Board of Directors and Board of Publications
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