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Braille Monitor

Vol. 52, No. 5                                                     May 2009

Barbara Pierce, editor
Daniel B. Frye, associate 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. 52, No. 5                                                     May 2009

 

Detroit Site of 2009 NFB Convention                          Listen Now (MP3)

Lead Photo                              Listen Now (MP3)

Making Change with a Dollar
Celebrating the Launch of the Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar
                             Listen Now (MP3)
by Daniel B. Frye

The Braille Literacy Crisis in America
Facing the Truth, Reversing the Trend, Empowering the Blind
                             Listen Now (MP3)

The Mythology of Discrimination                              Listen Now (MP3)
by Marc Maurer

Low-Cost Screen Readers                              Listen Now (MP3)
by the Access Technology Team

Going Round in Circles at the Detroit Marriott                              Listen Now (MP3)
by Doug Boone

Blind Voters Are Registered Voters                              Listen Now (MP3)
by A.J. Chwalow, L. Blake, and M. Riccobono

The State of Blindness
A Current Assessment
                             Listen Now (MP3)
by Stanley Greenberg

My Tree Branch Cane
How I Became Blind and Then What
                             Listen Now (MP3)
by Ed Bryant

2009 Brings ADA Changes                              Listen Now (MP3)
by Greg Trapp

Recipes                              Listen Now (MP3)

Monitor Miniatures                              Listen Now (MP3)

          Complete Braille Monitor

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Copyright 2009 by the National Federation of the Blind