THE
Braille Forum
Volume XLV Winter 2007 No. 5
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

THE BRAILLE FORUM (TM) 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 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.

Join the MMS program and help improve tomorrow today in ACB. Contact Ron Milliman by e-mail, [email protected], or by phone at (270) 782-9325 and get started making tomorrow look brighter today!

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 2006
American Council of the Blind

TABLE OF CONTENTS

President's Message: Why We Are Here, and Why I Belong to ACB, by Christopher Gray
Testing the Visual Acuity of Policymakers, by Melanie Brunson
ACB Benefit Auction, by Brenda Dillon
It's That Time of Year Again ..., by Nola McKinney
Affiliate News
Don't Be Intimidated -- Be Activated!, by Billie Jean Keith
How to File a Section 508 Complaint, by Margie Donovan
Courtesy to Deaf-Blind Travelers, by Rita Kersh
Living Skills Way: When the Rules Change, by DeAnna Quietwater Noriega
Putting My Best Face Forward, by Donna Smith
Living Skills Way: Looking Good without Access to a Mirror, by DeAnna Quietwater Noriega
Return of the Unsightly Watchman, by Ken Stewart
Grand Softball for the Blind in Japan -- Popular Demonstration in Louisville, by Oral O. Miller
The War Came to Camp, by Morton Schlein
The Winter Years, by Teddie-Joy Remhild
Here and There, by Susan Lichtenfels
From Your Perspective: Are We Learning the Right Lessons from Blind Athletes?, by Karla Westjohn
High Tech Swap Shop

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Happy Holidays!


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