Vol. 65, No. 3 March 2022
Gary Wunder, Editor
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Vol. 65, No. 3 March 2022
Technology Can't Solve the Problems Ableism Creates (HTML)
Technology Can't Solve the Problems Ableism Creates (MP3)
by Cricket Xiao Jiu Bidleman
A Response to Colleen Roth, "Are Conservatives Welcome in the National Federation of the Blind?" Braille Monitor, January 2022 (HTML)
A Response to Colleen Roth, “Are Conservatives Welcome in the National Federation of the Blind?” Braille Monitor, January 2022 (MP3)
by Albert Elia
Another Response to Roth, "Are Conservatives Welcome in the National Federation of the Blind?" (HTML)
Another Response to Roth, “Are Conservatives Welcome in the National Federation of the Blind?” (MP3)
by Sanho Steele-Louchart
Complete DAISY Audio File (Zipped MP3 Version) Coming Soon!
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