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Braille Monitor

Vol. 57, No. 10                              November 2014

Gary Wunder, Editor

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The National Federation of the Blind

Mark Riccobono, President

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Contents

Vol. 57, No. 10                                                    November 2014

 

Illustration: Pre-K at Play Listen Now (MP3)

Heritage for the Blind Ads for Car
Donations Raise BBB Concerns
Listen Now (MP3)

The Blind Gun Designer: The Genius of
Mikhail Margolin
Listen Now (MP3)
by Greg Trapp

Fred Gissoni Dies Listen Now (MP3)
by Gary Wunder

Fred Gissoni: A Man of Change Listen Now (MP3)
by Larry Skutchan

What is the Cost of a Free Product? Listen Now (MP3)
by Tim Connell

Improving Disability Employment: A Pathway to
Success for Employers and Workers
Listen Now (MP3)
by Patricia Shiu

Reflections of a White Cane Guy Listen Now (MP3)
by David Cohen

Bringing Our Animals to the Zoo Listen Now (MP3)
by Marion Gwizdala

NFB’s iOS Resolution:
Some Perspective and Context
Listen Now (MP3)
by Jonathan Mosen

Advice to the Rookies from a Rookie Listen Now (MP3)
by Jamie Allison

Normal Listen Now (MP3)
by Daniel B. Frye

Coming to See the Unfairness of Paying
Less than the Minimum Wage
Listen Now (MP3)
by Cindy Bennett

Blindness Cured? And Thank You for It Listen Now (MP3)
by Eric Woods

RecipesListen Now (MP3)

Monitor MiniaturesListen Now (MP3)

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