Volume LIII February 2015 No. 8
Published by the American Council of the Blind
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© 2015 American Council of the Blind
Melanie Brunson, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
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Table of Contents
- President’s Message: Randolph-Sheppard: A Program Providing Opportunities, by Kim Charlson
- The Bureau of Engraving and Printing Launches Phase 2 of Money Reader Distribution Program, by Melanie Brunson
- Congress Passes ABLE Act: Major Victory for People with Disabilities and Their Families
- Come to Dallas, Where the Stars Shine Bright, by Janet Dickelman
- Come and Bid at the Lone Star Loot Auction!
- There’s a First Time for Everything, by Allen Casey
- Santa Comes to ACB Radio, by Carla Ruschival
- Fighting for Equal Opportunities: Perkins’ trailblazing Kim Charlson makes history again as first woman president of the American Council of the Blind, by Bill Winter
- MIT Ring-Like Device Scans Texts and Reads to the Blind in Real Time, by Rodrique Ngowi
- Life Is Unpredictable – Embrace It, by Larry Johnson
- Between Two Worlds: From Vision to Blindness, by Teddie-Joy Remhild
- New Items in Store at the ACB Mini Mall, by Carla Ruschival
- Affiliate News
- 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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