THE
Braille Forum
Volume XLIV July-August 2005 No. 1
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: Back to Basics: How Do We Get There?, by Christopher Gray
Monthly Conference Calls Available
ACB Rallies Round Rehab, by Melanie Brunson
Who Will Speak for Brandy Prince?, by Allen J. Casey
Affiliate News
In Memoriam: Susan Kamrass, by Sheila Styron
In Memoriam: Gerald Pye, by Marsha Farrow
Remembering Gerald Pye
Large Print Book Reproduction: An Intimate View, by Laurie Noble, Paul Hernandez and Grace Oshiro
Readers Disgusted by "Extreme Makeover Home Edition"
Editorial: Misplaced Goodwill?, by Sharon Lovering
Have Dog, Will Travel, by DeAnna Quietwater Noriega
Because of Our Guide Dogs, We Felt Like Prisoners in Paradise!, by Patty Yarman
Leading the Way: My Path to Becoming a Business Leader, by Daniel Novielli
Keep It Simple, Smarty!, by Susan Mazrui
Here and There, by Sarah Blake
Letter to the Editor
High Tech Swap Shop
ACB Officers, ACB Board of Directors, and Board of Publications

CORRECTION

Due to an editing error, the name of the lady offering the large-print "Book of Common Prayer" was misspelled ("Here and There," June 2005). Her name is Ann Dahlen.


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