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Table of Contents
- ACB E-Forum, April 2014 downloads
- President's Message: Politics Are Local by Kim Charlson
- ACB Applauds Introduction of Landmark Special Education Legislation in U.S. House of Representatives by Melanie Brunson
- ACB Announces the Establishment of Annual Giving Societies by Tom Tobin, ACB Director of Development
- What to Do in Las Vegas by Janet Dickelman
- Meet the Candidates
- Audio Description Project Update — Awards and Training by Joel Snyder
- Ten Useful Tips for Braille Users of iDevices by Scott Davert
- How to Be a Co-Pilot with Your Doctor: Shared Decision-Making in Health Care by Ron Pollack
- In Memoriam: Maurice Lagrand Richardson
- Affiliate News
- Here and There edited by Sharon Strzalkowski
- High Tech Swap Shop
- ACB Officers, Board of Directors and Board of Publications
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Due to an editing error, the contact information was left out of Len Burns' article, "Conducting Business with Social Security: What You Should Know and How You Can Help" (March 2014). The information appears below. We regret the error.
Please respond directly to us, Len Burns, via email at [email protected] and Larisa Cummings, DREDF Staff Attorney, at [email protected]. Thank you very much for your time and assistance exploring this issue.