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Braille Monitor

Vol. 64, No. 4                 April 2021

Gary Wunder, Editor

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Mark Riccobono, President

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Contents

Vol. 64, No. 4                        April 2021

The 2021 Convention is at Hand (HTML)
The 2021 Convention is at Hand (MP3)
by John Berggren

Visit the Presidential Suite at the 2021 Convention (HTML)
Visit the Presidential Suite at the 2021 Convention (MP3)
by Melissa Riccobono

Inclusion in the Theatre: Embrace Your Passion for Performance (HTML)
Inclusion in the Theatre: Embrace Your Passion for Performance (MP3)
by Elizabeth Rouse

Will He Still Be Here at Nightfall? (HTML)
Will He Still Be Here at Nightfall? (MP3)
by Anonymous

Protecting Your Family (HTML)
Protecting Your Family (MP3)
by Carlton Walker

Two Milestones Crossed at AIM Conference on Automated Nemeth Braille Translation (HTML)
Two Milestones Crossed at AIM Conference on Automated Nemeth Braille Translation (MP3)
by Al Maneki

Getting into "Good Trouble" (HTML)
Getting into “Good Trouble” (MP3)
by Deanna O'Brien

Raising Expectations: That's What We Do in the National Federation of the Blind (HTML)
Raising Expectations: That’s What We Do in the National Federation of the Blind (MP3)
by Curtis Chong

A Letter of Reflection and Thanks (HTML)
A Letter of Reflection and Thanks (MP3)
by Lashawna Fant

You Can Make a Difference (HTML)
You Can Make a Difference (MP3)

Independence Market Corner (HTML)
Independence Market Corner (MP3)
by Ellen Ringlein

Reconsidering Our Resistance to the Idea of Blind Culture (HTML)
Reconsidering Our Resistance to the Idea of Blind Culture (MP3)
by Justin Salisbury

Introducing the COVID Vaccine Promo (HTML)
Introducing the COVID Vaccine Promo (MP3)

Structured Discovery Cane Travel in Context: Arguments for Its Continued Practice in Our Current Environment (HTML)
Structured Discovery Cane Travel in Context: Arguments for Its Continued Practice in Our Current Environment (MP3)
by Ryan Carsey

Recipes (HTML)
Recipes (MP3)

Monitor Miniatures (HTML)
Monitor Miniatures (MP3)

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