Volume LI June 2013 No. 10
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
- ACB E-Forum June 2013 downloads
- President's Message: Will There Ever Be A Unified Organized Blind Movement? by Mitch Pomerantz
- Looking for a Few Good Advocates by Melanie Brunson
- Countdown to Convention by Janet Dickelman
- The Candidates' Page Is Back!
- The Universe Can Be Yours at the Exploration Party Auction
- Nearing the Finish Line: Show Your Support for the 5th Annual ACB Walk! by Rebecca Bridges
- Extra, Extra! Convention Newspaper Now Seeking Volunteers
- Affiliate News
- Committee News
- Summary of the Midyear Board Meeting by Paul Edwards
- No Easy Answers for Long-Term Care by Ron Pollack
- Will We Ever Gain Access to Game Consoles? by Anthony James
- Apathy or Advocacy: Which Shall We Choose? by Larry P. Johnson
- Letter to the Editor
- A Dream Come True: 'Roots, Reflections, and Role Models' by Sila Miller
- Here and There edited by Sharon Strzalkowski
- High Tech Swap Shop
- ACB Officers, Board of Directors and Board of Publications
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