ACB Braille Forum and E-Forum
A magazine produced by the American Council of the Blind
October 1, 2020

ACB E-Forum - October, 2020

The ACB E-Forum - October, 2020

Table of Contents

  • 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

September 3, 2020

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
August 1, 2020

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
July 2, 2020

ACB Mini-Mall Catalog - June, 2020

Here is the Mini-Mall Catalog for June, 2020.
July 2, 2020

2020 ACB Conference and Convention Program

Here is the program for the 2020 ACB Conference and Convention in audio format.
July 2, 2020

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
June 1, 2020

ACB E-Forum for June, 2020

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
June 1, 2020

2020 ACB Pre-Convention Registration Form

This audio contains the text of the 2020 ACB Convention registration form.
May 1, 2020

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


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April 3, 2020

The ACB E-Forum for April, 2020

Table of Contents

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