The ACB Braille Forum January 2017

The ACB Braille Forum
Volume LV January 2017 No. 7
Published by
the American Council of the Blind
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Eric Bridges, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
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Table of Contents
President’s Message: White House Summit on Inclusive Technology Spotlights Innovation for People with Disabilities, by Kim Charlson
ACB Survey Finds Need for Increased Audio Description, by Tony Stephens
Reno Tours Feature Earth, Stars, Dinosaur, Tubing, and Much More, by Janet Dickelman
Reach for the Adventure of a Lifetime: Be A DKM First-Timer, by Allen Casey
Voting in ACB, Part 2, by Jeff Thom
Resolve to Support ACB in 2017, by Mike Godino and Jean Mann
Braille Funnies, by Larry P. Johnson
Affiliate News
Ida Schwerzel: A Century of Memories, Part 1, by Greg Lindberg
The Passing of a Pioneer: Theodore Bryant, by Allen Casey
How to Use All Your Resources to Build Your Membership, compiled by Ardis Bazyn
Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski
High Tech Swap Shop
ACB Officers, Board of Directors, and Board of Publications
Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums
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