THE
Braille Forum
Volume XLIII March 2005 No. 6
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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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

RSA Commissioner Resigns
Planning for the Next Four Years, by Christopher Gray
In Memoriam: Sally Mangold, by Phil Hatlen
Summary of the Fall Board Meeting Conference Calls, by Charles S.P. Hodge
Tour Updates, by Berl Colley
The Isle of Capri -- Just Four Months to the National Convention, by Cynthia Towers
Affiliate News
Support "The Braille Forum" and Have a Chance to Win $5,000
The World Blind Union 20 Years Later, by Oral O. Miller
The Ultimate Thrill, by Gail Selfridge
No Blind Person Left Behind, by Peggy Shoel
The Blind Can Be Victims of Circumstance, by Bob Branco
Membership Focus, November 2004, compiled by Ardis Bazyn
Visions 2004: A Personal Experience, by Verne R. Sanford
Here and There, by Sarah Blake
Good Grief, Mr. Taxi Driver, Where Are We Now!, by Robert Rogers
High Tech Swap Shop
ACB Officers, ACB Board of Directors, and Board of Publications


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