The ACB Braille Forum May 2017

The ACB Braille Forum
Volume LV May 2017 No. 11
 
Published by
the American Council of the Blind
 
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© 2017 American Council of the Blind
Eric Bridges, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
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Table of Contents
 
President’s Message: 50 Golden Years in the Pacific, by Kim Charlson
 
The American Council of the Blind and the Policy of Structured Negotiations, by Eric Bridges
 
Eatsa, Restaurant of the Future, Excludes Blind Customers
 
Sparks of Excitement Will Light Up the Sky in Reno, by Janet Dickelman
 
A Reminder from the Constitution and Bylaws Committee, by John Huffman
 
Let the Sparks Fly! Fanning the Flames for Resolutions at Our July Convention, by Mark Richert
 
Let the Sparks Fly on the First of July, by Katie Frederick
 
A Few Good Officers, by Ron Brooks
 
Audio Description Project Seeks Input from ACB Members on Most Current Issues, by Susan Glass
 
Join the Fun: Donate and Win with the 2017 DKM Gift Card Fundraiser, by Kenneth Semien Sr.
 
Plan Now to Attend the 2017 Midwest Leadership Conference and Young Professionals Seminar, by Ray Campbell
 
Board Approves New Guidelines for DKM First-Timers, by Ron Brooks
 
Affiliate News
 
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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