The Braille Monitor

Vol. 43, No. 1                                                                                     January 2000

Barbara Pierce, Editor

Published in inkprint, in Braille, and on cassette by
THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
MARC MAURER, PRESIDENT

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Contents


Vol. 43, No. 1                                                                                     January 2000

Introduction
by Marc Maurer

Remarks
by Euclid J. Herie

Brave New World: Technology for the Blind in the 21st Century
by Raymond Kurzweil

NonVisual Access to Information

The Current State of Technology for the Blind And the Challenge of the 21st Century
by Curtis Chong

The State of the Law on Technology for the Blind: What It Is and What It Ought to Be
by James Gashel

Rehabilitation Requirements and the Need for Universal Access to Information:
The Accelerating Pace Of Technology, A Challenge for Vocational Rehabilitation
by Fredric K. Schroeder

America Online: Stonewalling Responsibility and Ignoring Access for the Blind
by Richard Ring

Accessible Automated Teller Machines
by Len Fowler

Access to Electronic and Information Technology: Evolving Federal Standards for Nonvisual Use
by Pat Cannon

Refreshable Braille Now and in the Years Ahead
by Deane Blazie

Frontiers in Tactile Perception
by T. V. Cranmer

Braille Translation in the Era of the Digitized Book
by Joe Sullivan

Web-Braille: A New Distribution System for Braille Books
by Judy Dixon

Opportunities and Challenges In the Era of Digital Information

Implications of the Digital Talking Book and Beyond
by George Kerscher

Publishing Tools: Converting Obstacles to Opportunities
by Michael Gosse

A View from the Publishers
by Carol Risher

Access to Information: The Next Step Forward
by Gilles P'epin

New Regulations Under the Telecommunications Act: New Opportunities for the Blind
by Dale Hatfield

Accessibility for the Blind: The Necessity for Coordination and Joint Action
by Marc Maurer

Consumers and Vendors of Technology for the Blind: An Underserved
Multi-Million-Dollar Market
by David Andrews

Nonvisual Access to Electronic Print Displays
by Paul Mitten

Final Discussion Summary

Copyright 2000 National Federation of the Blind

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The meeting room (18167 bytes)
The center and east end of the north
side of the Conference meeting room

The east end of the room pictured. (16971 bytes)
The east end of the meeting room's south side

Another shot of the meeting room(18731 bytes)
The center of the room and the west end of the south side

Participants of the meeting laughing(17197 bytes)
The laughter of Conference participants proves that not every moment of the meeting was serious.