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Braille Monitor

Vol. 65, No. 1                 January 2022

Gary Wunder, Editor

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Contents

Vol. 65, No. 1                      January 2022

Illustration: Thanking the Builders Who Give Us the Tools (HTML)
Illustration: Thanking the Builders Who Give Us the Tools (MP3)

New Orleans Site of 2022 Convention (HTML)
New Orleans Site of 2022 Convention (MP3)
by John Berggren

Voting is a Blindness Issue (HTML)
Voting is a Blindness Issue (MP3)
by Lou Ann Blake

The Myth of Functionality: Disability Rights and the Limits of Common Sense (HTML)
The Myth of Functionality: Disability Rights and the Limits of Common Sense (MP3)
by George Stern

Access Tech, Medical Devices, Websites, and Subminimum Wages (HTML)
Access Tech, Medical Devices, Websites, and Subminimum Wages (MP3)
by John Paré

Life Lessons at the Turkey Trot (HTML)
Life Lessons at the Turkey Trot (MP3)
by Jo Elizabeth Pinto

A Case for Why We Should Not Do Visual Descriptions of Ourselves (HTML)
A Case for Why We Should Not Do Visual Descriptions of Ourselves (MP3)
by Mark Lasser

Bringing a Closing to Disclosing the Clothing (HTML)
Bringing a Closing to Disclosing the Clothing (MP3)
by Jack Bernard

Just What the Doctor Ordered (HTML)
Just What the Doctor Ordered (MP3)
by Tatyana Haykin

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

Making the Kitchen Your Friend (HTML)
Making the Kitchen Your Friend (MP3)
by Regina Mitchell

Conventions Are for All of Us (HTML)
Conventions Are for All of Us (MP3)
by Chris Westbrook

National Federation of the Blind 2022 Scholarship Program (HTML)
National Federation of the Blind 2022 Scholarship Program (MP3)
by Cayte Mendez

Kenneth Jernigan Convention Scholarship (HTML)
Kenneth Jernigan Convention Scholarship (MP3)
by Tracy Soforenko

The 2022 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards (HTML)
The 2022 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards (MP3)
by Everette Bacon

Getting the Straight Scoop from Our Mentees (HTML)
Getting the Straight Scoop from Our Mentees (MP3)
by Maurice Peret

A Tribute from a Friend (HTML)
A Tribute from a Friend (MP3)
by Donna Wood

Are Conservatives Welcome in the National Federation of the Blind? (HTML)
Are Conservatives Welcome in the National Federation of the Blind? (MP3)
by Colleen Roth

Independence Market Corner (HTML)
Independence Market Corner (MP3)
by Terry Boone

I Am Not My Blindness: What the Blind Community Wishes You Knew (HTML)
I Am Not My Blindness: What the Blind Community Wishes You Knew (MP3)
by David Oliver

Jason Broughton has a mission at the Library of Congress: "Expand and be Inclusive" (HTML)
Jason Broughton has a mission at the Library of Congress: “Expand and be Inclusive” (MP3)
by Chris Cioffi

Monitor Miniatures (HTML)
Monitor Miniatures (MP3)

Complete Braille Monitor

Complete Braille Monitor (Zipped Word Version)

Complete Braille Monitor (Braille Version) Vol. 1 | Vol. 2

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