Braille Monitor

Vol. 55, No. 8                                                        August/September 2012

Gary Wunder, Editor

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Vol. 55, No. 8                                                      August/September 2012


Illustration: Blind Youth on
the Fashion Runway
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The 2012 Convention RoundupListen Now (MP3)
by Gary Wunder

Presidential Report 2012 Listen Now (MP3)
by Marc Maurer

Awards Presented at the 2012 Convention
of the National Federation of the Blind
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The 2012 Bolotin AwardsListen Now (MP3)
by James Gashel

Meet the 2012 National Federation of the Blind
Scholarship Class
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The Intersection of Law and LoveListen Now (MP3)
an Address Delivered by Marc Maurer

An End to Legalized Discrimination:
A Demand for Justice and a Call for Action
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by Fredric K. Schroeder

The Client/Career Paradigm:
An Entrepreneurial Perspective
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by Anil Lewis

The Degrees of Freedom, the Organized Blind Movement: The Dynamics
of Independence and Success
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by Mark A. Riccobono

Minar DirectaeListen Now (MP3)
by Scott C. LaBarre

The Policy of Integration Enforceable at LawListen Now (MP3)
by Eve L. Hill

Convention Resolutions
Leaving No Blind Person Behind
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by Sharon Maneki

The 2012 Resolutions of the National
Federation of the Blind
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Convention MiniaturesListen Now (MP3)

Constitution of the National Federation
of the Blind
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