Volume LI January 2013 No. 5
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
- The Braille Forum, January 2013 downloads
- President's Message: So Much To Do ... by Mitch Pomerantz
- Important Announcements From The ACB National Office by Melanie Brunson
- Discover Ohio in 2013 by Janet Dickelman
- ACB Scholarship Applications Available for 2013-2014 School Year
- Highway to Success: Crossroads Leadership Conference by Carla Ruschival, Nolan Crabb and Dave Trevino
- An Experience for the First Time and a Lifetime by Allen J. Casey
- How ACB's MMS Program Compares With Others' Giving Programs by Ronald E. Milliman
- Getting Answers To Your Health Coverage Questions by Ron Pollack
- Identifying and Mentoring Committee Members for Your Affiliate compiled by Ardis Bazyn
- Getting the Most From Your Affiliate's or Chapter's Web Site by Ronald E. Milliman
- Affiliate News
- Results From The 2012 London Paralympic Games by Lacey Markle
- Here and There by Sharon Strzalkowski
- High Tech Swap Shop
- ACB Officers, Board of Directors and Board of Publications
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