ACB Braille Forum and E-Forum
A magazine produced by the American Council of the Blind
August 5, 2021

ACB E Forum for August 2021

Table of Contents

Opening Matter and TOC President's Message Get Moving Together The World Turned Inside Out How do the Blind Live in Bosnia and Herzegovina An Eye on the United States of America India-One Country, Many Planets Blindness in the UAE Erasmus+ A world of Opportunities Describing Diversity Affiliate News Passings Here and There High Tech Swap Shop My Furry Lifesaver ACB Officers and Back Matter.mp3

July 7, 2021

ACB Braille Forum for July 2021

Table of Contents

  • President’s Message: Celebrating Fellowship and Welcoming in the Olympics at the 2021 ACB Convention, by Dan Spoone
  • Accessing the Virtual Convention, by Janet Dickelman
  • Continuing Education and Professional Development with ACB, by Carla Ruschival
  • It’s Not Too Late to Get Moving Together with ACB, by Katie Frederick
  • The Mini Mall Minute, by Carla Ruschival
  • Don’t Forget MMS, by Jean Mann
  • Summary of the April 29, 2021 Board of Directors Meeting, by Penny Reeder
  • Let’s Go Fishing!, by Dr. Ron Milliman
  • Twenty-Five Years of Learning, by Carl Jarvis
  • Beyond My Perception, by Kenneth Semien Sr.
  • 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
June 4, 2021

ACB E Forum for June 2021

Table of Contents

  • President’s Message: Blindness Should Not Be a Barrier to Good Health or Good Health Care, by Dan Spoone
  • Convention Sneak Preview, by Janet Dickelman
  • Continuing Education and Professional Development News, by Carla Ruschival
  • The New $20: A Chance for Accessible Currency, by Dan Spoone
  • Summary of the February Board Meeting, by Penny Reeder
  • “Get Up & Get Moving:” A Campaign out of Isolation for Full Inclusion & Independence, by Tony Stephens
  • Get Exercise and Support an ACB Affiliate at the Same Time, by Judy Wilkinson
  • Enjoy the Perks of Engaging with Your Neighbor, by Larry Johnson
  • A Review of ‘Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain,’ by Doug Powell
  • Massage as an Antidote to Stress, by Koni Sims
  • The Room, by Ann Chiappetta
  • Affiliate News
  • Here and There, edited by Cynthia G. Hawkins
  • High Tech Swap Shop
  • Never Give Up and Never, Never Give In, by Ilana Breger
  • ACB Officers, ACB Board of Directors, ACB Board of Publications
  • Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums
May 1, 2021

ACB Braille Forum for May 2021

  1. Table of Contents - President’s Message: ACB Will Hold Elections at This Year’s Convention!, by Dan Spoone - ACB Welcomes Two New Employees - Registration Questions & Answers, by Janet Dickelman - Yes, There Will Be Voting at This Year’s Virtual Convention, by Koni Sims - Your Vote Counts, by Deb Cook Lewis - Continuing Education and Professional Development News, by Carla Ruschival - Diamond Jubilee Auction – Plus Appetizers - Get Moving Together, by Donna Brown - Mini Mall Headlines, by Carla Ruschival - Verizon Media Announces Closed Captions on All New Video Content on Platform and $5 Million Donation in Media to Support Disability Organizations - Victor Reader Tip: How to Use the Bookmark Key, by Tom Mitchell - Book Review: ‘My Heart Is Not Blind,’ by Hannah Fairbairn - In Memoriam: Ved Mehta, March 21, 1934 – January 9, 2021, by Bashir Masoodi - Steps to Start a Chapter in a State or Special-Interest Affiliate, compiled by Ardis Bazyn - Affiliate and Committee News - Here and There, edited by Cynthia G. Hawkins - ACB Officers and Back Matter

April 1, 2021

ACB Mini-Mall Catalog for April, 2021

Episode Notes

Enjoy all that the ACB Mini-Mall has to Offer in the Spring 2021 Catalog.

March 1, 2021

ACB Braille Forum for March 2021

Table of Contents  - President’s Message: Navigating the Journey of Low Vision, by Dan Spoone - Two Big Announcements!, by Janet Dickelman

- Continuing Education and Professional Development in 2021, by Carla Ruschival - ACB Angels Memorial Program: Remembering Those Who Lead the Way - Welcome to CCLVI, by Tom Lealos - Should You Get a Guide Dog If You Have Low Vision?, by Kathy Farina - Guide Dog Magnified: A Low Vision Perspective on Working with a Seeing Eye Dog, by Richard Rueda - Low Vision Story Bites - Expanding Recruiting to Minority Populations, compiled by Ardis Bazyn - Summary of the November 2020 Board Meeting, by Penny Reeder - Here and There, edited by Cynthia G. Hawkins - ACB Officers

February 24, 2021

ACB E Forum for February, 2021

Table of Contents - President’s Message: Audio Description and ACB Celebrate Good Times, by Dan Spoone -A Final Piece of Information from the 2020 Convention, by Janet Dickelman -Join Us on a New Leadership Journey: Apply to Become a 2021 Recipient of the DKM First-Timers Award, by Kenneth Semien Sr.

- In Memoriam: James J. Megivern, July 2, 1931-December 16, 2020 - We’re Making a Place for Charlie Crawford on ACB’s Wall of Angels, by Penny Reeder - ACB’s Audio Description Project: What We’ve Accomplished, by Joel Snyder - All about the Audio Description Project Website, by Fred Brack - Audio Description: What It Means to Me, by Erika Wolf

- Paradigm Shift: Audio Description Your Way, by Carl Richardson - Audio Description Snobbery, by Roy Samuelson - Commercials with Audio Description: It’s About Time People Who Are Blind Are Considered within the Advertising Dollar, by Kim Charlson - Here and There, edited by Cynthia G. Hawkins - Tune In to God’s Audio Description, by Chaplain Timothy Burdick - High Tech Swap Shop -

January 1, 2021

ACB Braille Forum for January, 2021

Table of Contents

  • 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