_______________________________________________________________________________

Braille Monitor

Vol. 66, No. 8               August/September 2023

Gary Wunder, Editor

Distributed by email, in inkprint, in Braille, and on USB flash drive, by the
National Federation of the Blind

Mark Riccobono, President

telephone: 410-659-9314
email address: [email protected]
website address: http://www.nfb.org
NFBnet.org: http://www.nfbnet.org
NFB-NEWSLINE® information: 866-504-7300
Like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/nationalfederationoftheblind
Follow us on Twitter: @NFB_Voice
Watch and share our videos: YouTube.com/NationsBlind

Letters to the President, address changes, subscription requests, and orders for NFB literature should be sent to the national office. Articles for the Monitor and letters to the editor may also be sent to the national office or may be emailed to [email protected].

Monitor subscriptions cost the Federation about forty dollars per year. Members are invited,
and nonmembers are requested, to cover the subscription cost. Donations should be
made payable to National Federation of the Blind and sent to:

National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21230-4998

THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND KNOWS THAT BLINDNESS IS NOT THE CHARACTERISTIC THAT DEFINES YOU OR YOUR FUTURE. EVERY DAY WE RAISE THE EXPECTATIONS OF BLIND PEOPLE, BECAUSE LOW EXPECTATIONS CREATE OBSTACLES BETWEEN BLIND PEOPLE AND OUR DREAMS. YOU CAN LIVE THE LIFE YOU WANT; BLINDNESS IS NOT WHAT HOLDS YOU BACK. THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND IS NOT AN ORGANIZATION SPEAKING FOR THE BLIND--IT IS THE BLIND SPEAKING FOR OURSELVES.

ISSN 0006-8829


Each issue is recorded on a thumb drive (also called a memory stick or USB flash drive). You can read this audio edition using a computer or a National Library Service digital player. The NLS machine has two slots--the familiar book-cartridge slot just above the retractable carrying handle and a second slot located on the right side near the headphone jack. This smaller slot is used to play thumb drives. Remove the protective rubber pad covering this slot and insert the thumb drive. It will insert only in one position. If you encounter resistance, flip the drive over and try again. (Note: If the cartridge slot is not empty when you insert the thumb drive, the digital player will ignore the thumb drive.) Once the thumb drive is inserted, the player buttons will function as usual for reading digital materials. If you remove the thumb drive to use the player for cartridges, when you insert it again, reading should resume at the point you stopped.

You can transfer the recording of each issue from the thumb drive to your computer or preserve it on the thumb drive. However, because thumb drives can be used hundreds of times, we would appreciate their return in order to stretch our funding. Please use the return envelope enclosed with the drive when you return the device.


Contents

Vol. 66, No. 8                      August/September 2023

The 2023 Convention Roundup (HTML)
The 2023 Convention Roundup (MP3)
by Gary Wunder

Statement of the Board of Directors to the Federation Community Regarding Location of 2024 National Convention (HTML)
Statement of the Board of Directors to the Federation Community Regarding Location of 2024 National Convention (MP3)

Presidential Report 2023 (HTML)
Presidential Report 2023 (MP3)
by Mark A. Riccobono

We Need Your Help (HTML)
We Need Your Help (MP3)

Belief, Courage and Wisdom: Centering on the Blind People's Movement (HTML)
Belief, Courage and Wisdom: Centering on the Blind People's Movement (MP3)
by Mark A. Riccobono

The Dr. Jacobus tenBroek Award (HTML)
The Dr. Jacobus tenBroek Award (MP3)
Presented by Pam Allen

2023 Jernigan Award Presentation (HTML)
2023 Jernigan Award Presentation (MP3)
Presented by Mary Ellen Jernigan

Blind Educator of the Year Award Presentation (HTML)
Blind Educator of the Year Award Presentation (MP3)
Presented by Robin House

Distinguished Educator of Blind Students Presentation (HTML)
Distinguished Educator of Blind Students Presentation (MP3)
Presented by Carla McQuillan

Presentation of the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards (HTML)
Presentation of the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards (MP3)
Presented by Everette Bacon

2023 National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Awards (HTML)
2023 National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Awards (MP3)
Presented by Cayte Mendez

Distinguished Accessibility Champion Award (HTML)
Distinguished Accessibility Champion Award (MP3)
Presented by John G. Paré

Resolutions Passed by the 2023 National Convention (HTML)
Resolutions Passed by the 2023 National Convention (MP3)

Our Passion for Performance Permeates National Convention! (HTML)
Our Passion for Performance Permeates National Convention! (MP3)
by Katelyn MacIntyre

Monitor Miniatures (HTML)
Monitor Miniatures (MP3)

Complete Braille Monitor

Complete Braille Monitor (Zipped Word Version)

Complete Braille Monitor (Braille Version) Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 | Vol. 3

Complete Braille Monitor Audio File (Zipped MP3 Version)

Complete DAISY Audio File (Zipped MP3 Version)

Copyright 2023 by the National Federation of the Blind