Volume XLI Winter 2003 No. 5
Published By The American Council of the Blind
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© 2002 American Council of the Blind
Christopher Gray, President
Charles H. Crawford, Executive Director
Penny Reeder, Editor
Sharon Lovering, Editorial Assistant
Table of Contents
- ACB Board Considers, Rejects Joining GDUI in Discrimination Complaint Against Iowa Department, by Charles S.P. Hodge
- Ensuring Quality Services for the Blind: Do We Have the NAC?, by Charles Crawford and Christopher Gray
- ACB Transportation Survey Needs Your Response, by Alice Richhart and Ron Brooks
- You Can Make a Difference! Attend ACB's 2003 Legislative Seminar, by Melanie Brunson
- So What If I Don't?, by Paul Edwards
- A Mostly Enchanted Evening, by Sharon Strzalkowski
- Affiliate News
- Letters to the Editor
- The Real Pittsburgh, by Berl Colley
- Public Transportation Services in Pittsburgh
- Where Did Milo Go?, by Cindy Burgett
- Staying Home for Our Daughter's Birthday, by Ron Brooks
- Blind School Pioneers Web Design, by Eunice Kim
- Sounds of Success: Sunset Woman Helps Team Win World Title in Sport for Blind Athletes, by Cicero A. Estrella
- Bioptic Driving: A Journey to a More Independent Way of Life, by Michael Smitherman
- Here and There, by Billie Jean Keith
- High Tech Swap Shop
- In Memoriam: Sen. Paul D. Wellstone, by Rebecca Kragnes
Due to the ever-changing nature of e-mail and the Internet, the e-mail address given for Beal Pickett ("Once I Was Blind, But Now I See," October 2002) was incorrect. The correct one is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to an editing error, the list of honorees in the Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field was incorrect ("Here and There," April 2002). Those inducted into the Hall of Fame are: Georgie Lee Abel, Samuel Ashcroft, Robert Atkinson, Col. E.A. Baker, Natalie Barraga, Mary K. Bauman, Donald Blasch, Warren Bledsoe, Fr. Thomas Carroll, Cleo Dolan, Eleanor E. Faye, MD, Kathern Gruber, Richard Hoover, Samuel Gridley Howe, Douglas Inkster, Robert Irwin, Kenneth Jernigan, Ruth Kaarlela, Helen Keller, Roy Kumpe, Berthold Lowenfeld, Durward McDaniel, Alice Raftary, Louis Rives Jr., Peter Salmon, Stanley Suterko, Mary Switzer, Josephine Taylor, Louis Vieceli, Donald Wedewer, Robert Whitstock, and Russell Williams. The advisory committee members include: Dr. Phil Hatlen, Dr. Cay Holbrook, Dr. Michael Nelipovich, Dr. Susan Spungin, Naomi Tuttle, and Dr. Dean Tuttle. APH staff members serving on the committee include Dr. Tuck Tinsley III, Mary Nelle McLennan, Gary Mudd, Donald J. Keefe, Janie Humphries, Will Evans, Burt Boyer (who was in California when the process started, but is now at APH) and Bob Brasher. More information about the Hall of Fame can be found on the APH web site, www.aph.org.
In Charlie Hodge's "Summary: The Fall Meeting of the ACB Board of Directors" (November 2002), the person who presented the report on the IDEA task force was incorrectly identified as Paul Edwards. It was actually Susan Crawford. We apologize for the error.
The correct dates for the cruise to Nova Scotia ("Here and There," November 2002) are September 13-20, 2003. For information, contact Sue Slater by e-mail, email@example.com, or by phone at (800) 999-6101.
Due to a price change after press time, the prices listed for NetEcho ("Here and There," November 2002) were incorrect. The true pricing is this: $9.95 a month for unlimited usage, $19.95 a month for a toll-free number and three hours of usage, and a $20 sign-up fee. Visit the web site, http://www.internetspeech.com/, for more information. The toll-free customer service number is (877) 312-4638.
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.