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Braille Monitor

Vol. 66, No. 1               January 2023

Gary Wunder, Editor

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Contents

Vol. 66, No. 1                      January 2023

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

Illustration: Working Together on Literacy (HTML)
Illustration: Working Together on Literacy (MP3)

Corrections with Apology (HTML)
Corrections with Apology (MP3)
by Gary Wunder

The Evolution of Independence (HTML)
The Evolution of Independence (MP3)
by Elizabeth Rouse

Archaeology Through Touch (HTML)
Archaeology Through Touch (MP3)
by Natasha Ishaq

Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS): An Effort by the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey, Northern Chapter, to Address this Concern in Essex County (HTML)
Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS): An Effort by the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey, Northern Chapter, to Address this Concern in Essex County (MP3)
by Rick Fox and Ellen Sullivan

The 2023 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards (HTML)
The 2023 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards (MP3)
by Everette Bacon

How Going Blind Helped Me Rediscover the Power of Optimism (HTML)
How Going Blind Helped Me Rediscover the Power of Optimism (MP3)
by Sameer Doshi

Central Valley Chapter Takes on Challenges in Blind Equality Achievement Month (HTML)
Central Valley Chapter Takes on Challenges in Blind Equality Achievement Month (MP3)
by Rachel Grider

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

Living the Life He Wants: Stoking Employment Opportunities through Movies, Sports, and Achievement (HTML)
Living the Life He Wants: Stoking Employment Opportunities through Movies, Sports, and Achievement (MP3)
by Jack Chen

Living the Life She Wants: Staying Grounded and Shooting for the Moon with Federation Philosophy (HTML)
Living the Life She Wants: Staying Grounded and Shooting for the Moon with Federation Philosophy (MP3)
by Deena Lambert

The Passing of Jim Omvig: A State President who Touched the World in so Many Ways (HTML)
The Passing of Jim Omvig: A State President who Touched the World in so Many Ways (MP3)
by Gary Wunder

You're Golden: Reflections from the NFB National Senior Division's 2020 and 2021 Senior Retreats, Plus Some Additional Musings on Aging (HTML)
You’re Golden: Reflections from the NFB National Senior Division’s 2020 and 2021 Senior Retreats, Plus Some Additional Musings on Aging (MP3)
by Miss Ruth Williams

Blind to Problems: How VA's Electronic Record System Shuts Out Visually Impaired Patients (HTML)
Blind to Problems: How VA’s Electronic Record System Shuts Out Visually Impaired Patients (MP3)
by Darius Tahir

2023 Writers' Division Contest Guidelines (HTML)
2023 Writers’ Division Contest Guidelines (MP3)

Seeing that Piano Tuning is for Both the Museum and the Agenda of the Movement (HTML)
Seeing that Piano Tuning is for Both the Museum and the Agenda of the Movement (MP3)
by Don Mitchell

Rookie Tails: A Seeing Eye Dog Team's First National Convention (HTML)
Rookie Tails: A Seeing Eye Dog Team's First National Convention (MP3)
by Alyssa and Jan Henson

NOPBC Conference Sharing Our CORE Values: Creating Opportunities, Raising Expectations (HTML)
NOPBC Conference Sharing Our CORE Values: Creating Opportunities, Raising Expectations (MP3)
by Carlton Anne Cook Walker

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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