The ACB E-Forum Volume LV June 2017 No. 12

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the American Council of the Blind
 
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© 2017 American Council of the Blind
Eric Bridges, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
1703 N. Beauregard St., Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22311
 
Table of Contents
 
A Message from the President: Supreme Court Rules Favorably for Students with Disabilities, by Kim Charlson
 
Seeing Outside the Disability Box, by Howard Axelrod
 
Events Galore to Spark Your Curiosity in Reno, by Janet Dickelman
 
Audio Description Project Announces 2017 BADIE Award Winners
 
Sparks Fly in Preparation for ACB Walk, by Donna Brown
 
Reno Roundup Seeks A Few Good Hands
 
Eat, Drink, Dress Like the 1950s, Win and Be Merry, by Kenneth Semien Sr.
 
Mega Deals at the Mini Mall, by Carla Ruschival
 
The MMS Committee Wants to See You in Reno, by Jean Mann
 
Marco Orsini Conducts Music without Seeing It or the Orchestra, by Maria Mannone
 
Affiliate and Committee News
 
Spotlight on ACB Students: Jessica Minneci, Treasurer
 
Letter to the Editor
 
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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