THE
Braille Forum
Volume XLIV September 2005 No. 2
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 Mike Godino 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

A Letter from the Olsen Family
Priorities and Minorities: Renewing Some Longstanding Commitments, by Christopher Gray
Preparing for Emergencies, by Melanie Brunson
A New Era for Technology, by Paul Edwards
Summary of Board of Directors Conference Call, May 11, 2005, by Winifred Downing
The Pre-Convention Meeting of the Board of Directors, July 2, 2005, by Winifred Downing
ACB 2006 Convention Basics
Affiliate News
Blind -- But Determined to See the World!, by Brenda Dillon
Money Management for the Visually Impaired, by Lois Wencil
Plan for Eternity, by Leonard D. DuBoff
Letters to the Editor
Here and There, by Sharon Lovering and Sarah Blake
High Tech Swap Shop
ACB Officers, ACB Board of Directors, and Board of Publications


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