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Braille Monitor

Vol. 59, No. 8                                       August/September 2016

Gary Wunder, Editor

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The National Federation of the Blind

Mark Riccobono, President

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Contents

Vol. 59, No. 8                                      August/September 2016

Illustration: Muscling Our Way to Equality Listen Now (MP3)

The 2016 Convention RoundupListen Now (MP3)
by Gary Wunder

Presentations Made by the Hosting AffiliatesListen Now (MP3)

Presidential Report 2016Listen Now (MP3)
by Mark Riccobono

Awards Presented at the 2016 ConventionListen Now (MP3)

Meet the 2016 National Federation of
the Blind Scholarship Class
Listen Now (MP3)

The Understanding of Fear and the
Power of Progress
Listen Now (MP3)
by Mark Riccobono

Dr. Jacob Bolotin AwardsListen Now (MP3)

Equal Opportunity and Discovering Talent: A Journey from Discrimination to
Particle Astrophysics Research 
Listen Now (MP3)
by Jamie Principato

The Law of Disability, Special Treatment, Dr. Jacobus
tenBroek, and the Constitution
Listen Now (MP3)
by Marc Maurer

Advocacy and Policy Report Listen Now (MP3)
by John Paré, Parnell Diggs, Derek Manners, and Gabe Cazares

The Blind in the World: Leadership, Philosophy,
and Action on a Global Scale
Listen Now (MP3)
by Fredric K. Schroeder

Slam That! Living the Life She Wants
Begins with the Federation
Listen Now (MP3)
by Jordyn Castor

The 2016 Resolutions: A Declaration of
Independence for the Blind
Listen Now (MP3)
by Sharon Maneki

National Federation of the Blind 
Resolutions for 2016
Listen Now (MP3)

Convention Miniatures Listen Now (MP3)

         Complete Braille Monitor

         Complete Braille Monitor (Zipped Word Version)

         Complete Braille Monitor Audio File (Zipped MP3 Version)

         Complete DAISY Audio File (Zipped MP3 Version)

Copyright 2016 by the National Federation of the Blind