The ACB E-Forum August 2017

The ACB E-Forum
Volume LVI No. 2
August 2017
 
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
 
The Hear and Now: How Do You Watch Peak TV If You’re Blind? Inside the burgeoning world of audio description, a game-changer in accessible TV, by Kelsey McKinney
 
Can You See Me?, by Yvonne B. Garris
 
This Blind Man Chops His Own Firewood, by Ken Stewart
 
Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits with Vision Loss, by Deanna Power
 
Focus on Membership Benefits, compiled by Ardis Bazyn
 
Leaving a Legacy of Value, by Allen Casey
 
Affiliate News
 
Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action Lawsuit
 
Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski
 
High Tech Swap Shop
 
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