THE
Braille Forum
Volume XLIX December 2010 No. 6
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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TABLE OF CONTENTS

President's Message: ACB and Rehabilitation: What We Stand For, by Mitch Pomerantz
SSA Says Sorry, No Increases in 2011, by Melanie Brunson
Convention Comfort Zone, by Teddie-Joy Remhild
Riding the Rails in 2010, by Donna Rose
'Doug Powell, You Are an Ironman!', by Doug Powell
All That Glitters, by Billie Jean Keith
Follow ACB on Twitter
In Memoriam: Milly Stokes, by Charles S.P. Hodge
Passings
Affiliate News
Letters to the Editor
Here and There, edited by Sue Lichtenfels
High Tech Swap Shop

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