Volume LIV June 2016 No. 12
Published by the American Council of the Blind
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© 2016 American Council of the Blind
Eric Bridges, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
1703 N. Beauregard St., Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22311
Due to an editing error, the time listed in the May issue for the Candidates’ Forum was incorrect. This year’s Candidates’ Forum will take place at 5:45 p.m. Central time on Tuesday, July 5, at the ACB conference and convention in Minneapolis, Minn. We regret the error.
Table of Contents
- President’s Message: Netflix to Enhance Access for Customers Who Are Blind, by Kim Charlson
- With Artificial Intelligence, Facebook Helps the Blind to Know What’s in the Pictures, by Diego Graglia
- What’s Going on in Minneapolis? Read and Find Out!, by Janet Dickelman
- Sprint Seeks Consumer Input, by Kelly Egan
- Stroll the Minneapolis Skywalks for ACB, by Donna Brown
- Extra, Extra! Convention Newspaper Now Seeking Volunteers
- MMS Committee Goal for 2016: 25 at $25, by Mike Godino
- My Privacy Matters, by Larry P. Johnson
- Patricia LaFrance-Wolf Memorial Fund to Assist People with Diabetes
- Affiliate News
- The Transportation Challenge, by Kendra Farrow
- 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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