THE
Braille Forum
Volume XLIX September 2010 No. 3
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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American Council of the Blind

TABLE OF CONTENTS

President's Report to the National Convention, Part I, by Mitch Pomerantz
ACB Celebrates House Approval of H.R. 3101, by Melanie Brunson
Summary of the ACB Board of Directors Teleconference June 9, 2010, by Marcia Dresser
ACB Conference and Convention: Great Times in the West, by Carla Ruschival
Phoenix -- Up from the Ashes of a Prehistoric Civilization, by Penny Crane
ACB Members Find Treasures at Auction, by Brenda Dillon
Second Annual ACB Walk Is a Wrap!, by Dan Dillon
Dog Hair in the Air, by Netagene Kirkpatrick
What I Learned in Sight-Saving Class, by Cheryl A. Price
A Sailing Story: The Spiritual and Transformational Aspects of Sailing, by Vic Leanza
Lagging Behind My Father as He Revisited the North Carolina School for the Deaf at Morganton, 1996, by John Lee Clark
Reflections of a First-Time Baby-Sitter, by Mike Hally
Affiliate News
Here and There, edited by Sue Lichtenfels
High Tech Swap Shop

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