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Braille Monitor

Vol. 65, No. 11               December 2022

Gary Wunder, Editor

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Contents

Vol. 65, No. 11                      December 2022

Convention Bulletin 2023 (HTML)
Convention Bulletin 2023 (MP3)

A Tribute to Jacquilyn Billey (HTML)
A Tribute to Jacquilyn Billey (MP3)
by Carolyn Dodd

Announcing the NFB 2023 Scholarship Program (HTML)
Announcing the NFB 2023 Scholarship Program (MP3)
by Cayte Mendez

Understanding the Orozco versus Garland Appeal and Why It Is Important (HTML)
Understanding the Orozco versus Garland Appeal and Why It Is Important (MP3)
by Valerie Yingling

We Who Have Multiple Disabilities Also Have a Place in the Movement: Reflection by and about Krystal Sanford (HTML)
We Who Have Multiple Disabilities Also Have a Place in the Movement: Reflection by and about Krystal Sanford (MP3)
by Norma Crosby and Krystal Sanford

What I Learned from Attending My First National Convention (HTML)
What I Learned from Attending My First National Convention (MP3)
by Judy Rasmussen

Nielsen Gives the Federation More than Ratings (HTML)
Nielsen Gives the Federation More than Ratings (MP3)
by Jenivieve White

Kenko and The Christmas Wreaths (HTML)
Kenko and The Christmas Wreaths (MP3)
by Paul Gabias

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

Social Security Announces 8.7 Percent Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2023 (HTML)
Social Security Announces 8.7 Percent Cost-of-Living Adjustment for 2023 (MP3)
by Advocacy and Policy Department

A Way to Save when Receiving Public Assistance (HTML)
A Way to Save when Receiving Public Assistance (MP3)
by Eric Ochmanek

The 2023 Blind Educator of the Year Award (HTML)
The 2023 Blind Educator of the Year Award (MP3)
by Robin House

Congress Ordered Agencies to Use Tech that Works for People with Disabilities Twenty-four Years AgoŚMany Still Haven't (HTML)
Congress Ordered Agencies to Use Tech that Works for People with Disabilities Twenty-four Years AgoŚMany Still Haven't (MP3)
by Ruth Reader

Do You Really Know What It's Like? (HTML)
Do You Really Know What Itĺs Like? (MP3)
by Trevor Tattenberg

The 2023 Distinguished Educator of Blind Students Award (HTML)
The 2023 Distinguished Educator of Blind Students Award (MP3)
by Carla McQuillan

What Do We Do to Help Blind Diabetics? (HTML)
What Do We Do to Help Blind Diabetics? (MP3)
by Debbie Wunder

I am Waiting to Go Blind (HTML)
I am Waiting to Go Blind (MP3)
by Kevin McNally

The National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska Celebrates Blind Equality Achievement Month (HTML)
The National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska Celebrates Blind Equality Achievement Month (MP3)
by Nancy Coffman

NFBCO Celebrates the Completion of its PHD Project (HTML)
NFBCO Celebrates the Completion of its PHD Project (MP3)
by Peggy Chong

Promoting Current Event and Media Literacy with NFB-NEWSLINE: A Parent's Perspective (HTML)
Promoting Current Event and Media Literacy with NFB-NEWSLINE: A Parent's Perspective (MP3)
by Heather Bird

Tech Tips (HTML)
Tech Tips (MP3)
by Curtis Chong

Constitution of the National Federation of the Blind (HTML)
Constitution of the National Federation of the Blind (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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