THE
Braille Forum
Volume XLIV May 2006 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, 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

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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 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 2006
American Council of the Blind

TABLE OF CONTENTS

President's Message: ACB Makes Its Move Toward the Next Level of Greatness, by Christopher Gray
Attention Online Shoppers! Have We Got a Site for You!, by Melanie Brunson
Board Passes Budget, Fills Open Position, Discusses Convention, by DeAnna Quietwater Noriega
Board Decides to Extend Lease for D.C. Office, by DeAnna Quietwater Noriega
Convention Answer Line, by Carla Ruschival
Is Your Check in the Mail?, by Carol Ewing
Guide Dog Users, Inc. National Convention 2006 -- Ready Or Not!, by Sheila Styron and Donna Permar
SSPs for SASI, by Patty Sarchi
Affiliate News
A Major ADA Victory, by Al Pietrolungo and Patrick Sheehan
Here and There, by Susan Lichtenfels
Letters to the Editor
High Tech Swap Shop

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