THE
Braille Forum
Volume XLIX November 2010 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
fax: (703) 465-5085
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 2010
American Council of the Blind

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Landmark Telecommunications Bill Passes the House and Heads to the White House, by Melanie Brunson and Eric Bridges
President's Report to the National Convention, Part III, by Mitch Pomerantz
Audio Description Project Presents 2010 Awards, by Joel Snyder
Notes from the Post-Convention Board Meeting, by Paul Edwards
A Personal Discovery of Treasures in ACB, by Kenneth Semien Sr.
ACB Members Discover Treasures in Phoenix, Part 2, by Paul Edwards, Marcia Dresser, and Judy Jackson
2010 ACB Membership Seminar: Encouraging Affiliates with Techniques to Reach More Members, compiled by Ardis Bazyn
Who Won the GW Micro BookSense?, by Ronald E. Milliman
ACB Goes Gold in the Silver State, by Carla Ruschival
Notes from the September ACB Board Teleconference, by Jenine Stanley
Victorian Christmas Includes Visually Impaired, by Marsha Farrow
Happy Holidays from the ACB Store, by Carla Ruschival
Here and There, edited by Sue Lichtenfels
High Tech Swap Shop

CORRECTION

Due to an editing error, the title listed for the convention wrap-up article in October was incorrect. The title should have been listed as "ACB Members Discover Treasures in Phoenix, Part 1." Also, in a couple of instances, the word "said" was left out of the article itself. We regret the errors.

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, go to www.acb.org/mailman/listinfo/brailleforum-L.

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.


Return to the Braille Forum Index