THE
Braille Forum
Volume XLVIII May 2010 No. 11
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:
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Suite 650
Arlington, VA 22201
(202) 467-5081
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American Council of the Blind

TABLE OF CONTENTS

President's Message: Jousting in the Legal Arena, by Mitch Pomerantz
Additional Information for Social Security Beneficiaries and Representative Payees Who Are Visually Impaired, by Melanie Brunson
Announcing Upcoming Sleep Studies in Totally Blind Individuals
Go the Extra Mile for ACB, by Berl Colley
Wild Times at the Auction in the Wild West
Seeking Volunteers for the Information Desk, by Janet Dickelman
In Memoriam: Laurinda Steele Lacey, by John McCann
Readers' Memories of Laurinda Steele Lacey
BOP Launches Stellar 2010 Candidates' Page
The Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss: Seeking New Members and Making Life Better for Older People with Vision Loss, by Marilyn Lutter and Penny Reeder
Join the FIA Chorus, by Peter Altschul
Rowing in Phoenix? Where's the Water?, by Aerial Gilbert
Book Mark-It! Library Users of America to Host Book Flea Market, by Peggy R. Garrett
One Book One ACB, by Paul Edwards
Affiliate News
Here and There, edited by Sue Lichtenfels
High Tech Swap Shop

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