Volume L July-August 2011 No. 1
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
2200 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
fax: (703) 465-5085
Web site: http://www.acb.org
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American Council of the Blind
Due to an editing error, there were references in "ACB's Audio Description Project Updates" (June 2011) to the year 2010. They should have read "2011." We regret the error.
Table of Contents
- President's Message: Presidential Potpourri, by Mitch Pomerantz
- Legislative News and a Request from the National Office, by Melanie Brunson
- MLK Library, DCPS and BRS Unite to Benefit Students with Print Disabilities, by John M. Williams
- Old Attitudes Die Hard, by Carl Jarvis
- The Accessibility Lesson Which My Co-Workers and I Learned During Dinner, by Ron Brooks
- 15 Ways to Maximize Your ACB Membership, by Kenneth Semien Sr.
- Affiliate News
- Letter to the Editor
- Set Your Course
- Here and There, edited by Sue Lichtenfels
- High Tech Swap Shop
- ACB Officers, ACB Board of Directors, and Board of Publications
FORUM SUBSCRIPTION NOTES
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