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
- 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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