THE
Braille Forum
Volume XLIII February 2005 No. 5
Published By
The American Council of the Blind
THE AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND STRIVES TO INCREASE THE INDEPENDENCE, SECURITY, EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY, AND QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE.
Christopher Gray, President
Melanie Brunson, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Acting Editor
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(202) 467-5081
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THE BRAILLE FORUM is available in braille, large print, half- speed four-track cassette tape, computer disk and via e-mail. Subscription requests, address changes, and items intended for publication should be sent to Penny Reeder at the address above, or via e-mail to [email protected]
Submission deadlines are the first of the month.

The American Council of the Blind is a membership organization made up of more than 70 state and special-interest affiliates. To join, visit the ACB website and complete an application form, or contact the national office at the number listed above.

Those much-needed contributions, which are tax-deductible, can be sent to Ardis Bazyn at the above mailing address. If you wish to remember a relative or friend, the national office can make printed cards available for this purpose. To remember the American Council of the Blind in your Last Will and Testament, you may include a special paragraph for that purpose. If your wishes are complex, contact the ACB national office.

To make a contribution to ACB via the Combined Federal Campaign, use this number: 2802.

For the latest in legislative and governmental news, call the "Washington Connection" toll-free at (800) 424-8666, 5 p.m. to midnight Eastern time, or visit the Washington Connection online at http://www.acb.org.

Copyright 2005
American Council of the Blind

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DVS (R) Enhanced DVD for the Movie "Ray": The Audience Is Listening
President's Message: Video Description: It's Here to Stay, by Christopher Gray
Executive Director's Report, by Melanie Brunson
Position Available: Editor
ACB Scholarships Available to Blind Students
ACB Seeks 2005 Summer Intern
Letters, We Want Letters!, by Nola McKinney
McDaniel Fund Committee Offers You the Chance to Take a Trip to Pair-A-Dice, by Carl McCoy
Tour Talk, by Berl Colley
ACB Welcomes 18 New Life Members, by Charles S.P. Hodge
Affiliate News
12 Days to St. Patrick's Day Raffle, by M.J. Schmitt
In Memoriam: Cara Dunne-Yates, by Sharon Lovering
Taxpayer Advocate Service Lends Support with Difficult Tax Issues, by Margie Donovan
Marion Memories: New Signs to Raise Awareness about Impaired Pedestrians, by Brenda J. Donegan
Five Rings to Leadership and the Future of ACB: The 2004 Four Corners Conference, by Christine A. Hutchinson
Letters to the Editor
Here and There, by Sarah Blake
High Tech Swap Shop
ACB Officers, ACB Board of Directors, and Board of Publications

CORRECTIONS

There was an error in the election coverage ("Election Results: New Faces in the Crowd," November 2004). Steve Speicher had been first vice president, not second vice president, as stated in the article. Under the rules of succession, M.J. Schmitt, who had been second vice president, was promoted to first vice president when Steve Speicher resigned; the board elected Mitch Pomerantz to fill the vacancy. But under the same rules, Pomerantz had to stand for election at the next convention.

During the post-convention meeting of the ACB Board of Directors, Naomi Soule was elected to serve on the PR committee, not on the board of publications as was accidentally stated in the summary of that meeting as published in the November 2004 issue of this magazine.


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