Volume LVIII December 2019 No. 6
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: Traveling Across the Pond, by Dan Spoone
- Puzzle Pieces Coming Together for 2020 Convention in Schaumburg, by Janet Dickelman
- It’s a Mini Mall Holiday, by Carla Ruschival
- Vision Around the World, by Sandra Sermons
- Blindness: A Global Perspective, by Allen Casey
- Canada: Consumerism in an Agency-Dominated Land, by John Rae
- The Situation of the Blind and Visually Impaired in Germany – An Overview, by Peter Brasse
- Traveling to Ireland – The Trip of a Lifetime, by Judy Presley
- Audio Description: An International Phenomenon, by Joel Snyder
- Why Go to See Live Theatre If You Are Blind? by Maribel Steel
- We Have Come So Far, But …, by Paul Edwards
- Affiliate News
- Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski
- High Tech Swap Shop
- ACB Officers, ACB Board of Directors, ACB Board of Publications
- Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums
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