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Braille Monitor

Vol. 67, No. 4               April 2024

Gary Wunder, Editor

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Contents

Vol. 67, No. 4                      April 2024

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

Enhancing Live Radio Broadcasts at Major Sporting Events: A Partnership with the Utah Jazz (HTML)
Enhancing Live Radio Broadcasts at Major Sporting Events: A Partnership with the Utah Jazz (MP3)
by Everette Bacon and Mark Riccobono

How to Host an Event that no one Attends Absent-Tea (HTML)
How to Host an Event that no one Attends Absent-Tea (MP3)
by Cindy Scott-Huisman

Red, White, and Blind: Your Way, If Not My Way, Toward Serving (HTML)
Red, White, and Blind: Your Way, If Not My Way, Toward Serving (MP3)
by Kyle Ryan Kiper

To Equalize the World of Audio, Let's Add Accessibility to the Mix (HTML)
To Equalize the World of Audio, Let's Add Accessibility to the Mix (MP3)
by Michelle Guadalupe Felix Garcia

Fighting the War on 'Image Poverty' (HTML)
Fighting the War on �Image Poverty� (MP3)
by Claire Rojstaczer

The Advantages of a Smartwatch and Three that are Currently Available (HTML)
The Advantages of a Smartwatch and Three that are Currently Available (MP3)
by Karl Belanger, Kennedy Zimnik, and Matt Hackert

Believe It or Not (HTML)
Believe It or Not (MP3)
by Peggy Chong

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

Blind Courtesy (HTML)
Blind Courtesy (MP3)
by Marc Maurer

Recap of the USM Digital Accessibility Transformational Seminar, October 2023 (HTML)
Recap of the USM Digital Accessibility Transformational Seminar, October 2023 (MP3)
by Nancy O'Neill

Revolution (HTML)
Revolution (MP3)
by Maurice Peret

Reinterpreting and Expanding "The Right to Live in the World" (HTML)
Reinterpreting and Expanding "The Right to Live in the World" (MP3)
by Adrienne Asch

Governor Morehead School: An Interview with Director Melvin Diggs (HTML)
Governor Morehead School: An Interview with Director Melvin Diggs (MP3)
by LaShawna Fant

Medical devices with screens aren't accessible to the blind. Congress has chance to change that (HTML)
Medical devices with screens aren�t accessible to the blind. Congress has chance to change that (MP3)
by Lizzy Lawrence

A Brief Recap of the National Association of Blind Students Mid-Winter Seminar (HTML)
A Brief Recap of the National Association of Blind Students Mid-Winter Seminar (MP3)
by Lauren Altman

Complete Braille Monitor

Complete Braille Monitor (Zipped Word Version)

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Complete Braille Monitor Audio File (Zipped MP3 Version)

Complete DAISY Audio File (Zipped MP3 Version)

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