THE
Braille Forum
Volume XLIII June 2005 No. 9
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
National Office:
1155 15th St. NW
Suite 1004
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 467-5081
Fax: (202) 467-5085
Web Site: http://www.acb.org

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 Sharon Lovering 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

President's Message: Taking a World View, by Christopher Gray
Editor Search Update, by Melanie Brunson
Nevada Council of the Blind Invites You to "Come On Out And See Us" in the Silver State, by Rick Kuhlmey
Take a Vacation and Help ACB Raise Money, by David Trott
Last-Minute Travel Tips, by Cynthia Towers
Final 2005 Tour Schedule and Enhancements, by Berl Colley
ACB Encourages Diversity in Leadership, by Michael Garrett
If You Think the ACB Constitution and Bylaws Need Amending, Now Is the Time, by Ray Campbell
Keep Cool in Vegas with The Seeing Eye
Let's Go Jingling and Jangling Down the Las Vegas Strip with Our Dogs, by Margie Donovan
Affiliate & Committee News
Extra, Extra! Pair-a-Dice Now Seeking Volunteers
Convention Newspaper Fees for 2005
Membership Focus January 2005, compiled by Ardis Bazyn
Doctor, Heal Thyself, by Ken Stewart
A Momentary Thought, by Allen J. Casey
Letters to the Editor
Here and There, by Sarah Blake
Reflections Upon a Good Neighbor, by Mike Duke
High Tech Swap Shop
ACB Officers, ACB Board of Directors, and Board of Publications

CORRECTIONS

There was an error in the amount for the second prize in the raffle benefitting "The Braille Forum" ("Summary of the Mid-Year Meeting of the ACB Board of Directors," April 2005). It was listed as $3,000; the correct amount is $1,000.

Due to an editing error, it was reported that volunteers could not go on tours ("Riviera 101," May 2005). Volunteers will be on hand to assist conventioneers as usual; however, they cannot go to your sleeping rooms.

DEADLINE REMINDER

The deadline for the July-August issue is June 8; for September, the deadline is August 8. Please turn your articles in on time!


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