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Braille Monitor

Vol. 66, No. 11               December 2023

Gary Wunder, Editor

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Contents

Vol. 66, No. 11                      December 2023

Illustration: Karla Gilbride Confirmed to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (HTML)
Karla Gilbride Confirmed to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (MP3)

Convention Bulletin 2024 (HTML)
Convention Bulletin 2024 (MP3)

Convention Location Update and Planning (HTML)
Convention Location Update and Planning (MP3)
by Mark Riccobono

Innovation Rocks: Positive Progress Centered on the Blind "We Will Rock You" (HTML)
Innovation Rocks: Positive Progress Centered on the Blind �We Will Rock You� (MP3)
An Address Delivered by Mark A. Riccobono, President

Securing Equal Protection under the Law: The Essential Role of the Organized Blind Movement (HTML)
Securing Equal Protection under the Law: The Essential Role of the Organized Blind Movement (MP3)
by Eve Hill

The 2024 Blind Educator of the Year Award (HTML)
The 2024 Blind Educator of the Year Award (MP3)
by Robin House

Shattering Injustice and Raising Expectations: Dedication to Equality by a Blind Attorney (HTML)
Shattering Injustice and Raising Expectations: Dedication to Equality by a Blind Attorney (MP3)
by Karla Gilbride

Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Updates for 2024 (HTML)
Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Updates for 2024 (MP3)
by Jesse Shirek

From California to Illinois—Powered by Braille (HTML)
From California to Illinois�Powered by Braille (MP3)
by Rachel Held

O'Rourke Completes 6-week Fundraising Bike Ride for Blind (HTML)
O�Rourke Completes 6-week Fundraising Bike Ride for Blind (MP3)by Amalie Benjamin

Pit Stop Party at Kirkwood Library: NHL Referee Dan O'Rourke Bikes Route 66 for Braille Literacy Fundraising (HTML)
Pit Stop Party at Kirkwood Library: NHL Referee Dan O�Rourke Bikes Route 66 for Braille Literacy Fundraising (MP3)
by Julie Brown Patton

The 2024 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards (HTML)
The 2024 Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards (MP3)
by Everette Bacon

It Matters What We Do, Not Who We Are (HTML)
It Matters What We Do, Not Who We Are (MP3)
by Geerat J. Vermeij

Announcing the NFB 2024 Scholarship Program (HTML)
Announcing the NFB 2024 Scholarship Program (MP3)
by Cayte Mendez

My Experiences as a Deafblind Participant in our 2023 National Convention (HTML)
My Experiences as a Deafblind Participant in our 2023 National Convention (MP3)
by Maurice Mines

We Have Work to Do: Reflections on Changing the Blind Employment Paradigm (HTML)
We Have Work to Do: Reflections on Changing the Blind Employment Paradigm (MP3)
by Mary Fernandez

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

Braille Books and Contest Cash (HTML)
Braille Books and Contest Cash (MP3)
by Sandy Halverson

The 2024 Distinguished Educator of Blind Students Award (HTML)
The 2024 Distinguished Educator of Blind Students Award (MP3)
by Carla McQuillan

Veteran finishes the Half-Marathon at the Cleveland Marathon, while serving as an Inspiration for Blind Athletes (HTML)
Veteran finishes the Half-Marathon at the Cleveland Marathon, while serving as an Inspiration for Blind Athletes (MP3)
by Irie Harris, Cleveland.com

Eleven Seasonal Acts of Kindness (HTML)
Eleven Seasonal Acts of Kindness (MP3)
by LaShawna Fant

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)

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