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The Braille Monitor

Vol. 47, No. 11                                                                                                     December, 2004

                                                               Barbara Pierce, Editor

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Contents
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Vol. 47, No. 11                                                                                                             December, 2004

Frontispiece

Convention Bulletin 2005

The Journey from Plumb Confused to Peachy Keen
     by Mary Tadum Chappell

My Convention Treasures
     by Caroline Rounds

Talking Turkey about Household Appliances and Consumer Electronics
      by Brad Hodges

Accessibility to Microsoft Products
      by Curtis Chong

The Blind Pilot Flying the Channel
      by Miles Hilton-Barber

Reflection on the Holidays and the Federation
      by Tai Tomasi

Santa's Little Helper
      by Darrel Kirby

Distinguished Educator of Blind Children Award for 2005
      by Sharon Maneki

The 2005 Blind Educator of the Year Award
      by Stephen Benson

Third Annual Meet-the-Blind-Month Campaign
      by Jerry Lazarus

Social Security, SSI, and Medicare Facts for 2005
      by James McCarthy

Recipes

Monitor Miniatures

        Complete December Braille Monitor

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Copyrightę 2004 National Federation of the Blind