THE
Braille Forum
Volume XLVII February 2009 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.
Mitch Pomerantz, President
Melanie Brunson, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
National Office:
2200 Wilson Blvd.
Suite 650
Arlington, VA 22201
(202) 467-5081
Web Site: http://www.acb.org

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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.

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!

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Copyright 2009
American Council of the Blind

TABLE OF CONTENTS

President’s Message: A Historic Meeting for ACB, by Mitch Pomerantz
Executive Director’s Report, by Melanie Brunson
ACB Convention 2009: The Serious Side of Orlando, by Carla Ruschival
Florida Host Committee Seeks Your Help, by Sila Miller
Seeking Nominations, by Cindy Van Winkle
Board of Publications Awards: This Year It Could Be You!
Talking the Talk about Walking the Walk, by Ken Stewart
My Cane, by John Lee Clark
Book Review: Rachael Scdoris’ ‘No End in Sight,’ by Ken Stewart
Of Dogs and Iowa, by Paul Edwards
From Your Perspective: ‘Stay in Your Place,’ by Carl Jarvis
Letter to the Editor
Here and There, by Sue Lichtenfels
High Tech Swap Shop

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