The Braille Monitor

Vol. 43, No. 6                                                                                  June 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. 6                                                                                  June 2000

 

Connecticut Attorney General Works with NFB to Make Tax-Preparation Web Sites Accessible
by Curtis Chong

Philosophy in Practice
by Angela Howard

New Computer Programs to Assist Blind Mathematicians
by Christopher Weaver

The Universality of a Nuisance

The National Center: A First-Time View 
by Ruby Polk

Mowing the Lawn 
by Thomas Bickford

The New Impressionists
by Blake Gopnik

Gelding the Bull or Shoveling the Manure...It Just Depends on Your Perspective 
by Lisa LaNell Mauldin

A Fundamental Lesson 
by Michael Baillif

Cat-and-Mouse Games 
by Lynn Mattioli

Between Kindness and Honesty
by Gary Wunder

Being a Role Model Is a Responsibility He Takes Seriously   
by Steve Dolan

Hanging Up My Painter's Hat
by Connie Leblond

Doctor Finds a New Life: Loss of Sight No Trouble Now    
by Jamie P. Olmstead

A Compilation of Meaningful and Meaningless

Typographical Errors on Blindness and Visual Impairment
by Corinne Kirchner, Ph.D.

Christmas in June
by John and Mary Rowley

Sharing the Vision
by Donald C. Capps

Draft Honor Roll: The Campaign to Change What It Means to Be Blind

Bill Gallagher Dies
by Marc Maurer

Recipes    

Monitor Miniatures

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Materials Center is empty and under construction.

The Materials Center at the National Center for the Blind is housed in a room 250 feet long and 80 feet wide. It has gradually become clear that the heating and air conditioning system for the area needed extensive renovation. Tackling the project required first finding space outside the Materials Center to store the shelves, materials, and literature before everything could be moved out. Then the center was emptied and the ceiling taken down to expose the duct work and air conditioning units so that the necessary work could be done. The picture above shows the way the Materials Center looked in late April. If you were one of those who called hoping to purchase aids and appliances or order literature during April, this picture tells you why orders could not be filled until May. Below is a picture of the temporary storage area for the Materials Center. By the time you have this issue, the Materials Center should be fully restored to efficient order with air conditioning that will keep everything at an even temperature.

 

Pictured here is a large area crammed with cardboard boxes stacked one upon another.