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Braille Monitor

Vol. 61, No. 7                                    July 2018

Gary Wunder, Editor

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Contents

Vol. 61, No. 7                                     July 2018

Illustration: 6 Dot Dash Ran Like ClockworkListen Now (MP3)

Transition to Blindness: A Conversation That
Should Happen in the Federation
Listen Now (MP3)
by Debbie Wunder

Of Eggshells and a Living Room Rug:
Considering Informing the Senior Blind
Listen Now (MP3)
by Lauren Merryfield

Advocacy in Action—Way to Go, Team!Listen Now (MP3)
by Carol Castellano

Leave a LegacyListen Now (MP3)

Who Are the Blind Who Lead the Blind: Things You May Not Know about
Our Newest Board Members
Listen Now (MP3)

Denise AvantListen Now (MP3)

Everette BaconListen Now (MP3)

Amy RuellListen Now (MP3)

Snapshots of Federationism in ActionListen Now (MP3)
by the Monitor Editorial Staff

Living in SilenceListen Now (MP3)
by Cheryl Fields

Swiping BlindListen Now (MP3)
by Yevgenia Pankova

The Power of IdeasListen Now (MP3)
by Nancy Burns

Tech Tools and Learning Modalities Level the Learning Field
for Students with Vision Impairments
Listen Now (MP3)
by Valerie Chernek

What Is the Deafblind TSA Experience? Come Along
with Alice Eaddy and Find Out
Listen Now (MP3)
as told to Barbara Shalit

An Enchanted WeekendListen Now (MP3)
by Deborah Kermode

Celebrating Service in the National
Federation of the Blind
Listen Now (MP3)
by Sharon Maneki

Remembering and Telling Our Own Stories: Boosting Confidence in Ourselves and Sharing
Real-Life Successes with Others
Listen Now (MP3)
by Deborah Armstrong

Recipes Listen Now (MP3)

Monitor Miniatures Listen Now (MP3)

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