THE
Braille Forum
Volume XLVII October 2008 No. 4
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.
Mitch Pomerantz, President
Melanie Brunson, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
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Copyright 2008
American Council of the Blind

DEDICATION

This issue is dedicated, with love, to the memory of my parents, Frederick and Helene Brash. Mom's passion was brailling textbooks for blind children and making sure that I got the best school experience I could -- admission into public school and acceptance by my peers. Dad's passion was computers, gained during an ICB convention. When he was no longer able to drive, he began to truly understand the daily frustrations that we as disabled people face. I will try to live the values they passed on to me: Christianity, integrity, and determination in the face of trials.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACB Takes Leading Role in Political Conventions, by Eric Bridges and Jeff Thom
The Quest for Accessible Currency, Phase 2, by Melanie Brunson
President's Message: The World Blind Union in Retrospect, by Mitch Pomerantz
ACB Staff on the Move, by Melanie Brunson
From Derby City to the Mouse's House, by Carla Ruschival
A Tribute to M. Helen Vargo, by Genevieve Schreiner
What Does ACB Do for Me?, by Ronald E. Milliman
Affiliate News
Not Just Words, by Paul Edwards
Letters to the Editor
Here and There, by Sue Lichtenfels
High Tech Swap Shop

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CORRECTION

Due to an editing error, the last name of Robert and Ottilie Lucas ("And This Year's Winner Is ...", September 2008) was misspelled. We regret the error.


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