Volume LX January 2022 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: New Year’s Reflections for 2022, by Dan Spoone
- Happy New Year from the Auction Committee
- American Council of the Blind Salutes Audio Description Award Winners
- Come One, Come All to the 2022 D.C. Leadership Conference, by Clark Rachfal
- Announcing ACB’s 2022 Tours, by Janet Dickelman
- Call for Nominees for 2022 ACB Awards, by Carrie Muth and Koni Sims
- The BOP Seeks to Award Excellence, by Katie Frederick
- Reach Higher, Pursue and Succeed: Apply to Become a 2022 Recipient of the Durward K. McDaniel First-Timers Award, by Kenneth Semien Sr.
- Not Your Father’s …
- ACB Diabetics in Action
- Blind LGBT Pride International Welcomes You, by Melody E. Holloway
- Braille Is a Vital Link to Literacy
- Where Visually Impaired Artists and Audiences Thrive, by Peter Altschul
- Guide Dog Users, Inc. — We Can Help with That!, by Penny Reeder
- Independent Visually Impaired Entrepreneurs (IVIE)
- Summary of the October 9, 2021 Meeting of the ACB Board of Directors, by Penny Reeder
- ACB Officers, ACB Board of Directors, ACB Board of Publications
- Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums
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