Braille Monitor

Vol. 56, No. 10                                                     November 2013

Gary Wunder, Editor

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Vol. 56, No. 10                                                     November 2013


Illustration: The Blind in Science:
From Spectators to Innovators
Listen Now (MP3)

Dr. Abraham Nemeth: Inventor, Professor,
Hebrew Scholar, and Federationist dies at 94
Listen Now (MP3)
by Deborah Kendrick

The Dawn of the Age of Tactile Fluency:
Let the Revolution Begin!
Listen Now (MP3)
by Al Maneki

BELL Rings in Ohio Listen Now (MP3)
by Barbara Pierce

We Rang the BELL Again Listen Now (MP3)
by Diane McGeorge

The BELL Rings in Pennsylvania Listen Now (MP3)
by Michelle McManus and Harriet Go

A BELL Rings in Oklahoma Listen Now (MP3)
by Tamala Young

The Poetry of Motion, the Grace of Movement, the Delight of Physical
Expression with Blindness No Barrier 
Listen Now (MP3)
by Natalie Shaheen, Jerry Whittle, Maurice Peret, Lou Ann Blake,
Matt Simpson, Lisamaria Martinez, and Greg DeWall

Experiencing the Magic Listen Now (MP3)
by Cheryl Echevarria and Margo Downey

Of Parallels and Justice Listen Now (MP3)
by Jim Marks

A Collaboration That Enhances Opportunity: The Association of American
Publishers and the National Federation of the
Blind Change Possibilities for Literacy
Listen Now (MP3)
by Tom Allen

The New Victor Reader Stream:
In Many Ways Better Than the Original
Listen Now (MP3)
by Curtis Chong

Old-School Braille Needs Image Update Listen Now (MP3)
by Deborah Kendrick

Dr. Jacob Bolotin—the California Connection Listen Now (MP3)
by C. Edwin Vaughan

When Santa Lost His Eyesight Listen Now (MP3)
by Alex Castillo

Recipes Listen Now (MP3)

Monitor MiniaturesListen Now (MP3)

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