THE
Braille Forum
Volume XLIII May 2005 No. 8
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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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.

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Copyright 2005
American Council of the Blind

TABLE OF CONTENTS

President's Message: Isn't Technology Great When It Works?, by Christopher Gray
What's Up and What's Around the Corner, by Melanie Brunson
Summary of ACB's Comments on the Proposed Rules for Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel, by Day Al-Mohamed
Riviera 101, by Cynthia Towers
New Tour Will Thrill Science Fiction Fans, by Berl Colley
"What Works in the Real World?" A Different Kind of Technology Conference, by B.T. Kimbrough
Friends-in-Art Calling for Art for Show at Convention, by Elsie Monthei
Congratulations to the Winners of the St. Patrick's Day Raffle!, by M.J. Schmitt
On My Way to Justice, by Shannon Alynn Ramsey
Australia: Love at First ... Experience!, by Katie Sacca
RP: A Slow, Personal Catastrophe, by Barbara A. Siple
Working Together for Community Betterment, by Jack Varnon and Rodney Bickel
Here and There, by Sarah Blake
High Tech Swap Shop

ACB Officers, ACB Board of Directors, and Board of Publications

CORRECTION

Due to concerns raised with the board of publications regarding the 250-word limit on answers to the questions for the candidates' web page, the board has agreed to raise the limit to 300 words per response, in line with the BOP's 300-word limit for "Letters to the Editor."

DEADLINES

The deadline for getting articles into the June issue is May 6. For the July-August issue, the deadline is June 8.


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