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Braille Monitor

Vol. 65, No. 9                October 2022

Gary Wunder, Editor

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The National Federation of the Blind

Mark Riccobono, President

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Contents

Vol. 65, No. 9                      October 2022

Illustration: BELLS that Ring in the Head and the Heart (HTML)
Illustration: BELLS that Ring in the Head and the Heart (MP3)

As Gratitude for Knowing Replaces the Pain of Losing (HTML)
As Gratitude for Knowing Replaces the Pain of Losing (MP3)
by Audrey T. Farnam

Together Again: A Family Reunion in NOLA (HTML)
Together Again: A Family Reunion in NOLA (MP3)
by Liz Wisecarver

Accelerating Our Blind Driver Challenge: Raising Expectations at 211.043 Miles per Hour (HTML)
Accelerating Our Blind Driver Challenge: Raising Expectations at 211.043 Miles per Hour (MP3)
by Dan Parker

How Silver BELLS Led Me from Fear to Freedom (HTML)
How Silver BELLS Led Me from Fear to Freedom (MP3)
by Debra Hill

The Technology around Successful Hybrid Chapter Meetings (HTML)
The Technology around Successful Hybrid Chapter Meetings (MP3)
by Curtis Chong

Guide Dog or Cane: It's Not Either/Or for Me (HTML)
Guide Dog or Cane: Itís Not Either/Or for Me (MP3)
by Heather Bird

Objection Sustained (HTML)
Objection Sustained (MP3)
by Deborah Kent Stein

Chad Allen: The Blind Magician Strolling Magic with Sighted Guide (HTML)
Chad Allen: The Blind Magician Strolling Magic with Sighted Guide (MP3)
by Chad Allen

Owning Our Future: Continuous Revolution in Training through the Organized Blind Movement (HTML) Owning Our Future: Continuous Revolution in Training through the Organized Blind Movement (MP3)

The Elephant in the Room: Where the Blind Work (HTML)
The Elephant in the Room: Where the Blind Work (MP3)
by Maurice Peret

Connected to Her Purpose: An Interview with Mississippi's Barbara Hadnott (HTML)
Connected to Her Purpose: An Interview with Mississippiís Barbara Hadnott (MP3)
by LaShawna Fant

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

Monitor Miniatures (HTML)
Monitor Miniatures (MP3)

Complete Braille Monitor

Complete Braille Monitor (Zipped Word Version)

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

Complete Braille Monitor Audio File (Zipped MP3 Version)

Complete DAISY Audio File (Zipped MP3 Version)

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