THE
Braille Forum
Volume XLVIII November 2009 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.
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

THE BRAILLE FORUM (TM) is available in braille, large print, half-speed four-track cassette tape, 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 (TM) 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: 11155.

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 2009
American Council of the Blind

TABLE OF CONTENTS

President's Report to the National Convention, Part III, by Mitch Pomerantz
Report on Currency, Part 2, by Melanie Brunson
Announcing 2010 Midyear Meetings and Legislative Seminar, by Melanie Brunson
Phoenix 2010: Changes in the Sand, by Carla Ruschival
ACB Enjoys 'Galaxy of Possibilities' in Orlando, by Jenine Stanley, Paul Edwards, Judy Jackson, Sharon Lovering and Marcia Dresser
Disney's on the Right Track with Its Attraction Description Device, by Landa Phelan
Holiday Auction to Raise Money for ACB, by Brenda Dillon
ACB Raffle – Tickets Available Now!
Clearance Sale at the ACB Store, by Carla Ruschival
ACB – Advocacy – MMS: What's the Connection?, by Kathy Brockman
Summary of 2009 Resolutions
Here and There, edited by Sue Lichtenfels
High Tech Swap Shop

FORUM SUBSCRIPTION NOTES

You can now get "The Braille Forum" by podcast! To subscribe, go to "The Braille Forum" page on www.acb.org. If you do not yet have a podcast client, you can download one from the Forum page.

To subscribe to "The Braille Forum" via e-mail, send a blank e-mail message to [email protected]

ARE YOU MOVING? DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION?

Contact Sharon Lovering in the ACB national office, 1-800-424-8666, or via e-mail, [email protected] Give her the information, and she'll take care of the changes for you.

CORRECTIONS

In the September 2009 issue of "The Braille Forum," Ron Milliman wrote an article on the ACB MMS Program entitled “Who Won the Olympus Digital Recorder?” That article recognized all of the new contributors to the program as well as those who increased their monthly pledges. Missing from that list was a very loyal ACB member and one of the very first to support the MMS program from its inception in 2002 – Ed "Doc" Bradley of Houston, Tex. The list of names provided was inadvertently missing Ed Bradley's name, an omission for which we sincerely apologize.

Also in the September issue of the Forum, there was an announcement in "Here and There" regarding availability of products from the Royal National Institute of Blind People. Bay Area Digital is not the only vendor for products from the RNIB; Independent Living Aids has been carrying some of their products for the past decade. We apologize for any confusion our error may have caused.


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