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Braille Monitor

Vol. 61, No. 10                                    November 2018

Gary Wunder, Editor

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The National Federation of the Blind

Mark Riccobono, President

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Contents

Vol. 61, No. 10                                     November 2018

Illustration: Take Braille Out to the Ball GameListen Now (MP3)

Respecting Blind Workers and the
Laws that Protect Them
Listen Now (MP3)
by Gary Wunder

Effectively Reporting Accessibility
Issues to Developers
Listen Now (MP3)
by Karl Belanger

Sharon Gold DiesListen Now (MP3)
by Barbara Pierce

Leave a LegacyListen Now (MP3)

The Unexplored Dimensions of Photography: The Blind and the
Freedom of Tactile Understanding
Listen Now (MP3)
by John Olson

The 2019 Blind Educator of the Year AwardListen Now (MP3)
by Edward Bell

Getting ThereListen Now (MP3)
by Lauren Merryfield

National Federation of the Blind
2019 Scholarship Program
Listen Now (MP3)

Living Beyond AdversityListen Now (MP3)
by Brock Brown

The 2019 Distinguished Educator
of Blind Students Award
Listen Now (MP3)
by Carla McQuillan

The 2019 Dr. Jacob Bolotin AwardsListen Now (MP3)
by James Gashel

RecipesListen Now (MP3)

Monitor MiniaturesListen 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 2018 by the National Federation of the Blind