Volume XLVII January 2009 No. 7
Published by the American Council of the Blind
THE AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND STRIVES TO INCREASE THE INDEPENDENCE,SECURITY, EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY, AND TO IMPROVE 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: Communications, Leadership and Our Affiliates, by Mitch Pomerantz
- Advancing ACB's 2009 Advocacy Agenda, by Melanie Brunson
- ACB Launches New Audio Description Initiative, by Christopher Gray and Joel Snyder
- Convention Sunshine 2009, by Carla Ruschival
- Physical and Fiscal Fitness for ACB, by Dan Dillon
- MMS Program Expanding; Come Grow with Us Today, by Mike Godino
- Affiliate News
- Entrepreneurship: Is It For You?, by Ardis Bazyn
- There Will Always Be Medical Transcription, by Paul Van Dyck
- It's Hard to Be High -- High Partial, That Is, by Netagene Kirkpatrick
- Please Bring Back the Optacon!, by Pam Coffey
- Here and There, by Sue Lichtenfels
- High Tech Swap Shop
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