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ACB Braille Forum and E-Forum

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The ACB Braille Forum is a magazine produced by the American Council of the Blind

ACB Braille Forum for January, 2021

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  • President’s Message: New Year’s Reflections, by Dan Spoone
  • Pull Out Your Calendars and Update the Convention Dates!, by Janet Dickelman
  • Explore, Elevate and Achieve: Apply to Become a 2021 Recipient of the DKM First-Timers Award, by Kenneth Semien Sr.
  • Rhythms of Leadership! Apply to Become a 2021 ACB/JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellow, by Kenneth Semien Sr.
  • Call for Nominees for 2021 ACB Awards, by Deb Trevino and Debbie Rozear
  • The BOP Seeks to Award Excellence, by Deb Cook Lewis
  • I Don’t Want to Go to That Stupid School for the Blind!, by Dr. Ronald E. Milliman
  • My Mother Was a Braille Transcriber, by Jean Mann
  • Help Revive Braille!, by Paul Edwards
  • The Joys and Challenges of Learning Braille
  • In Memoriam: Lawrence W. “Larry” Turnbull, July 31, 1970-Oct. 31, 2020
  • Passings
  • Here and There, edited by Cynthia G. Hawkins
  • ACB Officers
  • ACB Board of Directors
  • ACB Board of Publications
  • Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums

Jan 01 2021

1hr 18mins

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ACB E-Forum for December, 2020

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  • President’s Message: Happy Holidays! What We Are Thankful For This Year, by Dan Spoone
  • Celebrating 10 Years of the CVAA
  • Senator Markey Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act
  • We’re Going Virtual Again, by Janet Dickelman
  • Benefits of Audio Description In Education Contest (BADIE): Young People Who Are Blind Write Reviews of Film and Video
  • Up, Up and Away! Apply to Become a 2021 Recipient of the DKM First-Timers Award, by Kenneth Semien Sr.
  • Meetings of the ACB Board of Directors, August 27, 2020, and October 13, 2020: A Summary, by Penny Reeder
  • It’s a Mini Mall Holiday, by Carla Ruschival
  • Flexibility, Initiative and Collaboration: Why and How Are These Qualities Necessary?, by Arturo Espinoza
  • Qualifying for Social Security Disability with Vision Loss, by Cendy Moliere
  • Assistive Technology for Safe Cooking, by Beth Bakke Stenehjem
  • Retaining and Reactivating Members, compiled by Ardis Bazyn
  • Affiliate News
  • Here and There, edited by Cynthia G. Hawkins
  • Chaplain’s Corner, by Timothy H. Burdick
  • ACB Officers
  • ACB Board of Directors
  • ACB Board of Publications
  • Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums

Dec 02 2020

1hr 28mins

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ACB Mini-Mall Catalog for October, 2020

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Here is the Mini Mall catalog for October, 2020.

Nov 01 2020

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ACB Braille Forum for November, 2020

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  • In Memoriam: Charles H. “Charlie” Crawford, Aug. 28, 1947-Sept. 11, 2020

  • Readers’ Remembrances of Charlie Crawford

  • President’s Message: Core Values Are the Foundation of Our Organization, by Dan Spoone

  • Plans for 2021 ACB Convention Under Way, by Janet Dickelman

  • Revision to DKM First-Timers’ Guidelines, by Kenneth Semien Sr.

  • MMS, Past, Present and Future, by Jean Mann

  • How to Include Everyone in Your Affiliate, compiled by Ardis Bazyn

  • Honesty, Integrity and Respect: A Question of Quality, by Arturo Espinoza

  • Lies Are Always Bad? That’s Not True, by Larry P. Johnson

  • Affiliate News

  • Summary of 2020 Resolutions

  • Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action and Fairness Hearing

  • Here and There, edited by Cynthia G. Hawkins

  • ACB Officers

  • ACB Board of Directors

  • ACB Board of Publications

  • Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums

Nov 01 2020

1hr 13mins

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ACB E-Forum - October, 2020

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The ACB E-Forum - October, 2020

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  • President’s Message: White Cane Travel with Masks, Goggles and Disinfectant Wipes, by Dan Spoone

  • Summary of ACB’s Pre-Convention Board Meeting, by Deb Cook Lewis

  • Mega News from the Mini Mall, by Carla Ruschival

  • How Involving Special-Interest Affiliates Could Increase Your State Affiliate Membership, compiled by Ardis Bazyn

  • Affiliate News

  • Remembering Jeanne Sanders, by Greg Lindberg

  • Passings

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 30!, by Anthony Corona

  • On the ADA at Thirty, by Peter Altschul

  • Vision Loss, Therapy, and Weight Lifting, by Patrick Raymond

  • Ever Wanted to Do a Triathlon? Dare2tri Can Help, by Tim Paul

  • DARE2TRI: A Triathlon Club for People with Disabilities, by Tim Paul

  • Perseverance and Practice Pay Off in Martial Arts, by Sharon Lovering

  • Swimming Blind and Free, by Bill Henderson

  • Here and There, edited by Cynthia G. Hawkins

  • High Tech Swap Shop

  • ACB Officers

  • ACB Board of Directors

  • ACB Board of Publications

  • Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums

Oct 01 2020

1hr 29mins

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ACB Braille Forum for September, 2020

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Editor’s Note: If you sent in an article about the ADA at 30, sports/health/fitness, or rehabilitation, look for it in the October E-Forum, space permitting.

President’s Message: Summer Breezes, Independence and Finally Baseball!, by Dan Spoone

ACB 2020 Convention Thank-Yous, by Janet Dickelman

ACB 2020 Virtual Conference and Convention: That’s a Wrap!, by Deb Cook Lewis, Paul Edwards and Zelda Gebhard

And the 2020 Awards Winners Are …, by Debbie Rozear and Deb Trevino

To Mobility and Beyond, by Ron Brooks

We Walked the Virtual Path to the Future, by Donna Brown

In Memoriam: Berl Lynn Colley, Sept. 1, 1942-June 28, 2020, by Crystal Colley Dull

Start Looking Ahead to the Holiday Auction!, by Leslie Spoone

Letter to the Editor

Ski for Light, Inc. Sets Tracks for Virtual Event in 2021

Here and There, edited by Cynthia G. Hawkins

ACB Officers

ACB Board of Directors

ACB Board of Publications

Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums

Sep 03 2020

1hr 18mins

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ACB E-Forum for August, 2020

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President’s Message: 100-Year Opportunity for Significant Change, by Dan Spoone

Like Polio, COVID-19 Will Be Beat, by Larry P. Johnson

The Kindness and Generosity of Neighbors, by Jessica Mandich

Virus or Victim: Where Is the Balance?, by Arturo Espinoza

COVID-19 and Blindness: Why the New Touchless, Physically Distant World Sucks for People with Visual Impairment, by Nicholas A. Giudice, Ph.D.

The What, Why, When, Where, and How of Diaphragmatic Breathing, by Linda Bollé

Pick a Peck of Pandemics, by Paul Edwards

‘The End of October,’ by Lawrence Wright: A Review, by Penny Reeder

Book Review: ‘When Your Ears Can’t Help You See,’ by David Faucheux

Beginning Again, by Ann Chiappetta

Cavemen, Christians, and Civilized Society: Labels Categorize, Separate, and Demean, by Anthony Corona

Affiliate and Committee News

Here and There, edited by Cynthia G. Hawkins

High Tech Swap Shop

Aug 01 2020

1hr 14mins

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ACB Mini-Mall Catalog - June, 2020

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Here is the Mini-Mall Catalog for June, 2020.

Jul 02 2020

34mins

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2020 ACB Conference and Convention Program

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Here is the program for the 2020 ACB Conference and Convention in audio format.

Jul 02 2020

3hr 6mins

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ACB Braille Forum for July, 2020

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President’s Message: Welcome to the First Virtual ACB Convention, by Dan Spoone

How to Access the Virtual Convention, by Janet Dickelman

Affiliate and Committee News

In Memoriam: Camille Caffarelli, by Kim Charlson

Summary of ACB’s Board of Directors Meeting, April 23, 2020, by Deb Cook Lewis

Belonging: Finding My Place in ACB, by Tyson Ernst

‘Tuesday Topics’ Is Back on ACB Radio Mainstream, by Paul Edwards

Mouse Assisting Inclusive Technology, by Rachel Hage

The ADA at 30, by Paul Edwards

Commentary: Give Boot to ‘Not My Job’ Mentality, by Larry P. Johnson

Here and There, edited by Cynthia G. Hawkins

High Tech Swap Shop

The Only Moment You Really Have Is Now, by Ilana Breger

ACB Officers

ACB Board of Directors

ACB Board of Publications

Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums

Jul 02 2020

1hr 12mins

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ACB E-Forum for June, 2020

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ACB E-Forum for June, 2020

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President’s Message: Summer Breezes and New Adventures, by Dan Spoone
One Number, Two Mainstreams, Three Great Ways to Listen
ACB – A Path to the Future, by Janet Dickelman
Conventions and Conventions, by Paul Edwards
Continuing Education – A Path to the Future, by Carla Ruschival
Walking up a Storm Virtual Style, by Donna Brown
Stay at Home and Bid on Items in the ACB Easy Chair Auction
MMS Is Going Virtual!, by Kathy Brockman
Mini Mall Headlines, by Carla Ruschival
Affiliate and Committee News
Wine and Song, by Peter Altschul
Readers’ Memories of Lynn Hedl
Passings
Book Review: Fairbairn’s ‘When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes: Vision Loss and Personal Recovery’ – The Title Says It All!, by Kate Crohan
Performing Marriage Ceremonies, by Charles Nabarrete
Backyard Wedding, by Peter Altschul
Here and There, edited by Cynthia Hawkins
High Tech Swap Shop
ACB Officers, ACB Board of Directors, ACB Board of Publications
Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums

Jun 01 2020

1hr 32mins

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2020 ACB Pre-Convention Registration Form

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Jun 01 2020

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ACB Braille Forum for May, 2020

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2020 ACB Convention Going Virtual, by Janet Dickelman

President’s Message: Core Values, Gardens, and Baseball, by Dan Spoone

Expanded CEUs and Professional Development at the Virtual Convention, by Carla Ruschival

ACB Board Holds Emergency Meeting: the 2020 Convention Will Be a Virtual Event, by Deb Cook Lewis

Understand Virus More, Fear It Less, by Larry P. Johnson

ACB Next Generation Becomes Latest Special-Interest Affiliate of the American Council of the Blind, by Greg Lindberg

Succeeding in Life’s Garden, by Sue Lichtenfels

Five Thousand Miles. One Month. Four Million Children Who Are Visually Impaired., by June A. Converse

Advocacy Brings Audio Description to Sacramento, by Margie Donovan

Do You Hear What I Hear — Now?, by Tom Mitchell

Greetings from the MMS Committee, by Jean Mann

Letter to the Editor

Is Blindskills, Inc. Still in Operation?, by Marja Byers

Here and There, edited by Cynthia Hawkins

High Tech Swap Shop

ACB Officers

ACB Board of Directors

ACB Board of Publications

Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums
To learn more about The American Council of the Blind or become a member, please visit www.acb.org/join-acb

May 01 2020

1hr 18mins

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The ACB E-Forum for April, 2020

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President’s Message: Traveling with Pets in Stormy Weather, by Dan Spoone

ACB’s Winter Board Meeting: Breaking New Ground, by Deb Cook Lewis

Make Your Plans Now to Attend This Year’s Convention, by Janet Dickelman

Professional Development at Convention, by Carla Ruschival

Give Honor Where Honor Is Due, by Kenneth Semien Sr.

Get Up-To-Date Information in Schaumburg

Your Vote Counts, by Deb Cook Lewis

Calling All DKM First-Timer Partners, by Kenneth Semien Sr.

Spring Has Sprung at the Mini Mall, by Carla Ruschival

The Day It Snowed in Seattle, by Deb Cook Lewis

ADA Paratransit Eligibility Form Now Fully Accessible in Tucson, by Chris Desborough

Career Launch @ Perkins: Putting Young Adults on the Path to Professional Success

Another View: Do We Value Heroes or Role Models?, by Larry P. Johnson

Passings

Here and There, edited by Cynthia Hawkins

High Tech Swap Shop

Apr 03 2020

1hr 13mins

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ACB Braille Forum for March, 2020

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President's Message: Language Matters, by Dan Spoone
Convention Program Tidbits, by Janet Dickelman
Continuing Education Units at the ACB Convention, by Carla Ruschival
A Special Tribute to Durward K. McDaniel, by Kenneth Semien Sr.
Walking Up a Storm, by Donna Brown
Take a Walk on the Red Carpet in Schaumburg: Apply to Become a 2020 Recipient of the DKM First-Timers Award, by Kenneth Semien Sr.
Join the Leadership Inner Circle! Apply to Become a 2020 ACB/JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellow, by Kenneth Semien Sr.
Make Your Plans for the ACB Auction
Mini Mall News, by Carla Ruschival
Let's Make 2020 a Win-Win, by Kenneth Semien Sr.
Holiday Auction Thank-Yous, by Carla Ruschival
Shrimp, Drinks, and the Bill: A Moment of Accessibility, by Meka White
Teamwork Matters, by Hayley Agers
Affiliate and Committee News
Passings
Here and There, edited by Cynthia Hawkins
High Tech Swap Shop
ACB Officers, ACB Board of Directors, ACB Board of Publications
Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forum

Mar 01 2020

1hr 24mins

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ACB E-Forum for February, 2020

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In Memoriam: Catherine Skivers, May 2, 1925 — December 12, 2019

President’s Message: Time to Come to D.C. and Make a Difference, by Dan Spoone

Looking Back at 2019 – with 2020 Vision, by Eric Bridges

ACB Winds of Change for Conference Registration, by Janet Dickelman

ACB Angel Memorial Tribute Program

Elevate to a New Dimension! Apply to Become a 2020 ACB/JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellow, by Kenneth Semien Sr.

What Type of Leader Are You?, by Linda Bollé

Trench Tales: Leader of the Pack, by Devorah Greenspan

Living Your Leadership Every Day, by Susan Lichtenfels

The Only Moment You Really Have Is Now, by Ilana Breger

How to Involve Students and Younger Members in Your Chapter/Affiliate, compiled by Ardis Bazyn

Affiliate News

Passings

Here and There, edited by Cynthia Hawkins

High Tech Swap Shop

ACB Officers

ACB Board of Directors

ACB Board of Publications

Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums

Feb 03 2020

1hr 32mins

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ACB Braille Forum for January, 2020

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President’s Message: New Year’s Resolutions, by Dan Spoone

2020 Tours in Schaumburg, by Janet Dickelman

Lights, Camera, Action! Apply to Become a 2020 Recipient of the DKM First-Timers Award, by Kenneth Semien Sr.

Call for Nominees for 2020 ACB Awards, by Deb Trevino and Debbie Rozear

The BOP Seeks to Award Excellence, by Deb Cook Lewis

SMART, SMARTER, or SMARTEST: What Kind of Goals Would You Like to Achieve?, by Linda Bolle

Limitless Learning, by Sue Lichtenfels

It’s Funny How Jokes, Humor Work, by Larry P. Johnson

Summary of ACB Board of Directors Conference Calls, by Deb Cook Lewis

MMS Wants You, by Jean Mann

Affiliate News

Involving At-Large Members, compiled by Ardis Bazyn

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

High Tech Swap Shop

ACB Officers

ACB Board of Directors

ACB Board of Publications

Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums

Jan 03 2020

1hr 24mins

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ACB E-Forum for December, 2019

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President’s Message: Traveling Across the Pond, by Dan Spoone

Puzzle Pieces Coming Together for 2020 Convention in Schaumburg, by Janet Dickelman

It’s a Mini Mall Holiday, by Carla Ruschival

Vision Around the World, by Sandra Sermons

Blindness: A Global Perspective, by Allen Casey

Canada: Consumerism in an Agency-Dominated Land, by John Rae

The Situation of the Blind and Visually Impaired in Germany – An Overview, by Peter Brasse

Traveling to Ireland – The Trip of a Lifetime, by Judy Presley

Audio Description: An International Phenomenon, by Joel Snyder

Why Go to See Live Theatre If You Are Blind?, by Maribel Steel

We Have Come So Far, But …, by Paul Edwards

Affiliate News

Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski

High Tech Swap Shop

ACB Officers

ACB Board of Directors

ACB Board of Publications

Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums

Dec 01 2019

1hr 38mins

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ACB Braille Forum for November, 2019

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President's Message: You Can Make a Difference!, by Dan Spoone
Tour Lake Michigan with a Dinner Cruise, by Janet Dickelman
It’s Holiday Auction Time!, by Carla Ruschival
It’s Holiday Time at the Mini Mall, by Carla Ruschival
American Council of the Blind Announces Audio Description Awards
Are You Looking for a Great Job and Career?, by Sylvia Stinson-Perez
Despite Evidence, Our Beliefs Endure, by Larry P. Johnson
Five More Minutes, by Nancy Scott
Gratitude, by Doug Powell
The Journey, by Ann Byington
Grateful to Be on the Road Again, by Sharon Strzalkowski
Air Dancing, by Ann Chiappetta
Affiliate News
Passings
Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski
High Tech Swap Shop
ACB Officers, ACB Board of Directors, ACB Board of Publications
Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forum

Nov 02 2019

1hr 22mins

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ACB Mini-Mall Catalog - October, 2019

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Oct 02 2019

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