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Braille Monitor

Vol. 67, No. 2               February 2024

Gary Wunder, Editor

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Contents

Vol. 67, No. 2                      February 2024

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

How Blessed to be Living a Life in which Gratitude Plays a Part (HTML)
How Blessed to be Living a Life in which Gratitude Plays a Part (MP3)
by Gary Wunder

How Difficult it Sometimes is to be a Good Citizen (HTML)
How Difficult it Sometimes is to be a Good Citizen (MP3)
by Rose Warner

Not Letting the Flood of Doubt Win (HTML)
Not Letting the Flood of Doubt Win (MP3)
by Marinela Ortiz

The 2023 End of Year Board Meeting (HTML)
The 2023 End of Year Board Meeting (MP3)
by Gary Wunder

An Interview with Kimble Funchess: Mississippi School for the Blind's Music Educator (HTML)
An Interview with Kimble Funchess: Mississippi School for the Blind's Music Educator (MP3)
by LaShawna Fant

Tom Page: Musician, Audio Engineer, Mentor (HTML)
Tom Page: Musician, Audio Engineer, Mentor (MP3)

Marilyn Green: Passionate Advocate, Energetic Worker, and Lover of Connecting with People (HTML)
Marilyn Green: Passionate Advocate, Energetic Worker, and Lover of Connecting with People (MP3)

When Braille is not the Total Answer (HTML)
When Braille is not the Total Answer (MP3)
by Gary Wunder

Eureka! It All Matters! (HTML)
Eureka! It All Matters! (MP3)
by Cary Supalo

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

Voting Using Android Phones/Tablets (HTML)
Voting Using Android Phones/Tablets (MP3)
by Curtis Chong

My Career Story (HTML)
My Career Story (MP3)
by Shelley Keeland

The Blind Encyclopedist (HTML)
The Blind Encyclopedist (MP3)
by Tyler Zahnke

My Perspective on the Ninety-Third Leadership Seminar (HTML)
My Perspective on the Ninety-Third Leadership Seminar (MP3)
by Cindy Scott-Huisman

Introducing Menus4ALL: The iPhone App That Makes Restaurant Menus Accessible for Everyone (HTML)
Introducing Menus4ALL: The iPhone App That Makes Restaurant Menus Accessible for Everyone (MP3)
by Stephanie Jones

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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