The Board of Publications is a constitutionally chartered body comprised of two members who are appointed by the ACB president and three members who are elected by the ACB membership.
The Board of Publications is responsible for providing oversight and guidance to the editor of “The ACB Braille Forum” and for establishing and maintaining editorial standards and policies for all ACB communication channels, including ACB brochures, “The ACB Braille Forum” and E-Forum, the ACB website and ACB Radio.
The BOP also collaborates with individuals and committees responsible for the management of ACB’s email lists and for ACB’s presence on a variety of social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter. Finally, the BOP confers two awards which recognize writing excellence by individuals and affiliates and a third award which recognizes an outstanding individual or organization for their positive media portrayals of people who are blind or visually impaired.
The BOP typically holds a face-to-face meeting at the annual ACB conference and convention and monthly conference calls where it conducts its business. ACB members are invited to attend any BOP meeting, and guests are always given the opportunity to comment on agendized as well as non-agendized items.
Current BOP members include:
Deb Cook Lewis, Seattle, WA, Chair, second term, ending in 2020
Paul Edwards, Miami, FL, second term, ending in 2020
Susan Glass, Saratoga, CA, second term, ending in 2021
Zelda Gebhard, Edgeley, ND, first term, ending in 2021
Penny Reeder, Montgomery Village, MD, first term, ending in 2020
Ex Officio BOP Members:
Sharon Lovering, Editor, ACB Braille Forum
Katie Frederick, Worthington, OH, ACB Public Relations Committee
Bob Hachey, Waltham, MA, Email List Moderator
Berl Colley, Lacey, WA, Oral History Committee