Braille Monitor

Vol. 57, No. 7                                                     July 2014

Gary Wunder, Editor

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Vol. 57, No. 7                                                    July 2014


Illustration: Standing Against Discrimination:
Educating the Educators
Listen Now (MP3)

Growing Up Fisher: What Should We Expect from
Blind Characters in Situation Comedies?
Listen Now (MP3)
by Gary Wunder

Breaking the Mold:
From Clienthood to Citizenship
Listen Now (MP3)
by Mary Ellen Gabias

Perspective on PhilosophyListen Now (MP3)
by Eric Duffy

Introducing Your Blind Child to Miniature GolfListen Now (MP3)
by Mark Riccobono

Reflecting the FlameListen Now (MP3)
by Marc Maurer

Blindness and Social Change: What Is My Duty?Listen Now (MP3)
by Everette Bacon

Jean Dyon Norris DiesListen Now (MP3)
by Gary Wunder

Braille Isn’t “Embattled”—We’re on the Cusp of
a Golden Age for Blind People
Listen Now (MP3)
by Ian Macrae

Sexual Misconduct Results in Prison Sentence
for Teacher of the Blind
Listen Now (MP3)
by Gary Wunder

Advances in Technology Can
Leave Some Behind
Listen Now (MP3)
by Kerstin Sjoberg-Witt and Michael L. Stack II

Recipes Listen Now (MP3)

Monitor Miniatures Listen Now (MP3)

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