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Braille Monitor

Vol. 67, No. 1               January 2024

Gary Wunder, Editor

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Mark Riccobono, President

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Contents

Vol. 67, No. 1                      January 2024

Why Do Some Voting Advocates Fight Equal Access for the Blind? (HTML)
Why Do Some Voting Advocates Fight Equal Access for the Blind? (MP3)
by Mark Riccobono

Online Voting for the Blind: Security Should Not Supersede Access (HTML)
Online Voting for the Blind: Security Should Not Supersede Access (MP3)
by Curtis Chong

Why the NFB is Bringing STEM to You (HTML)
Why the NFB is Bringing STEM to You (MP3)
by Ashleigh Moon

Deep in the Federation Lies a World of Breakthroughs (HTML)
Deep in the Federation Lies a World of Breakthroughs (MP3)
by Michelle Felix Garcia

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

A Report of the Blind Christians Group (HTML)
A Report of the Blind Christians Group (MP3)
by Tom Anderson

An Investment with Huge Returns (HTML)
An Investment with Huge Returns (MP3)
by Peggy Chong

Kenneth Jernigan Convention Scholarship (HTML)
Kenneth Jernigan Convention Scholarship (MP3)
by Tracy Soforenko

A Hot Time in Houston (HTML)
A Hot Time in Houston (MP3)
by Maryanne Melley

When College is Not Right for Your Child: Preparing for Independence and Success (HTML)
When College is Not Right for Your Child: Preparing for Independence and Success (MP3)
by David DeNotaris

Full Participation of the Disabled in America: Nothing without Us (HTML)
Full Participation of the Disabled in America: Nothing without Us (MP3)
by Andrés Gallegos

The Evolution of Overlays (HTML)
The Evolution of Overlays (MP3)
by Curtis Chong

Reflections on Four Decades: Celebrating Parents of Blind Children in the Organized Blind Movement (HTML)
Reflections on Four Decades: Celebrating Parents of Blind Children in the Organized Blind Movement (MP3)
by Barbara Cheadle and Carla Keirns

Gary Van Dorn Day Brings Dollars to NFBCO (HTML)
Gary Van Dorn Day Brings Dollars to NFBCO (MP3)
by Peggy Chong

Structured Discovery Practitioners Are Part of the Organized Blind Movement (HTML)
Structured Discovery Practitioners Are Part of the Organized Blind Movement (MP3)
by Justin Salisbury

The Nation's Blind Podcast and the Myth of the Model Federationist (HTML)
The Nation's Blind Podcast and the Myth of the Model Federationist (MP3)
by Blaine Deutscher

Monitor Miniatures (HTML)
Monitor Miniatures (MP3)

Complete Braille Monitor

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