Volume LI July-August 2012 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
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Arlington, VA 22201
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Table of Contents
- President's Message: Some Thoughts on Independence and Blindness, by Mitch Pomerantz
- An exciting update on video description for prime-time TV by Melanie Brunson
- Discovering Madrid with ACB and Roadscholar by Sandra Sermons
- A visit to LA Maison Natale De Louis Braille by Candy Lien
- From a Stigma to a Stick, Ma by Ken Stewart
- We Starred in our own Lives by Ron Brooks
- Benefits of Special-Interest Affiliates to ACB and State Affiliates by Ardis Bazyn
- Succession Planning: Stewardship and Mentoring by John McCann
- Affiliate News
- Here and There, edited by Sue Lichtenfels
- High Tech Swap Shop
- ACB Officers, Board of Directors and Board of Publications
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