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Braille Monitor

Vol. 59, No. 11                                       December 2016

Gary Wunder, Editor

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Mark Riccobono, President

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Contents

Vol. 59, No. 11                                      December 2016

Convention Bulletin 2017Listen Now (MP3)

Illustration: Congressman David Young
Visits the Institute
Listen Now (MP3)

What the President HearsListen Now (MP3)
by Mark Riccobono

2016 NFB BELL Academy Highlights Listen Now (MP3)
by Carlton Walker

Highlights of Each 2016 BELL Academy SiteListen Now (MP3)
by the BELL Academy Team

Teaching to Read in Two Weeks at BELL AcademyListen Now (MP3)
by Sheena Manuel

Visually Impaired Kids from St. Louis-Area Braille
Camp Learn Life Skills with MetroLink
Listen Now (MP3)
by Ashley Lisenby

Celebrate the National Federation of the BlindListen Now (MP3)
by Patti Chang

Social Security, SSI, and Medicare Facts for 2017Listen Now (MP3)
by Parnell Diggs

La Otra (The Other): Thoughts on My
Culture and My Disability
Listen Now (MP3)
by Danielle Trevino

Making a Way Where There is No Way: Blind Seminary Student Leads Collaborative
Process to Gain Access to Biblical Languages
Listen Now (MP3)
by Annette Brill Bergstresser

Living the Life She Wants Listen Now (MP3)
by Amy Buresh

Remembering TaraListen Now (MP3)
by Dan Facchini

A Sign of the TimesListen Now (MP3)
by Nancy Burns

The 2017 Distinguished Educator of Blind Students Award Listen Now (MP3)
by Carla McQuillan

The 2017 Blind Educator of the Year AwardListen Now (MP3)
by Edward Bell

The Dr. Jacob Bolotin AwardsListen Now (MP3)
by James Gashel

RecipesListen Now (MP3)

Monitor 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