Volume LIV April 2016 No. 10
Published by the American Council of the Blind
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© 2016 American Council of the Blind
Eric Bridges, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
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Table of Contents
- President’s Message: What You Didn’t Know about Stevie Wonder’s ‘Braille Joke’ at the Grammys – The Motown Legend Is Also a Legendary Advocate for Literacy, by Kim Charlson
- 2015 Annual Giving Societies Report Card, by Tom Tobin
- How to Register for ACB: Land of 10,000 Dreams, by Janet Dickelman
- Let the Race Begin!, by Donna Brown
- Would You Like to Work at the 2016 Information Desk?, by Vicky Prahin
- Friends-in-Art Seeks Your Art for Its Annual Show, by Amy Monthei
- Making the Transition from English Braille to UEB, by Jamie Pauls
- The Things I Do Today, Part 2: Listening from On High, by Paul Edwards
- Sharing Tools for Affiliates/Chapter Leaders, compiled by Ardis Bazyn
- In Memoriam: Dorothy “Dot” Taylor, 1925-2015, by Carol Francisco
- Affiliate News
- American Foundation for the Blind Board Names Kirk Adams as Its Next President and CEO
- Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski
- High Tech Swap Shop
- ACB Officers, Board of Directors and Board of Publications
- Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums
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