The Braille Monitor

Vol. 43, No. 8                                                                          August/September 2000

Barbara Pierce, Editor

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The National Federation of the Blind
Marc Maurer, President


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Contents


Vol. 43, No. 8                                                                          August/September 2000

Frontispiece

2000 Convention Roundup
     by Barbara Pierce

Presidential Report
    by Marc Maurer

Creating Our Own Future: Building the National Research and
Training Institute for the Blind
    by Barbara Pierce

Changing Patterns in the Rehabilitation System: Meeting the
Needs of the Blind and Otherwise Disabled

    by Frederic K. Schroeder, Ph.D.

The Scholarship Class of 2000

The Personality of Freedom, an Address Delivered by Marc Maurer,
President of the National Federation of the Blind,
July 2000

    by Marc Maurer

NFB Awards 2000

2000 Convention Resolutions Report
    by Sharon Maneki

Resolutions Adopted by the Annual Convention
of the National Federation of the Blind,

July 8, 2000

Convention Miniatures: A Salute to Georgia's Hospitality Suite Volunteers

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