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Braille Monitor

Vol. 67, No. 5               May 2024

Gary Wunder, Editor

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Contents

Vol. 67, No. 5                      May 2024

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

Perhaps Corrections Should be a Regular Column (HTML)
Perhaps Corrections Should be a Regular Column (MP3)
by Gary Wunder

Fostering Inclusion: Blindness Doesn't Define Us (HTML)
Fostering Inclusion: Blindness Doesn�t Define Us (MP3)
by Cricket Bidleman and Karen Smith

It's More About the Fellowship than the Food (HTML)
It�s More About the Fellowship than the Food (MP3)
by Eileen Rivera Ley

Talk, Text, and Train the Trainers (HTML)
Talk, Text, and Train the Trainers (MP3)
by Jane Hager

On Becoming a Commercial Realtor: A Blind Person's Pathway out of Poverty and Penury (HTML)
On Becoming a Commercial Realtor: A Blind Person�s Pathway out of Poverty and Penury (MP3)
by Charles Innes

Tidbits, Quotations, and Words to Live by (HTML)
Tidbits, Quotations, and Words to Live by (MP3)
by Gary Wunder

Dream Big: Give $25 Drive (HTML)
Dream Big: Give $25 Drive (MP3)
by Rachel Held

Giving Time to NFB Changes Lives (HTML)
Giving Time to NFB Changes Lives (MP3)
by Shelley Keeland

Simple Accessibility Solutions (HTML)
Simple Accessibility Solutions (MP3)
by Dan Tevelde

Seniors Making a Difference (HTML)
Seniors Making a Difference (MP3)
by Glenn Crosby

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

A New Definition of Disability: Embracing Our Shared Humanity and Redefining How We Perceive Abilities and Differences (HTML)
A New Definition of Disability: Embracing Our Shared Humanity and Redefining How We Perceive Abilities and Differences (MP3)
by Michael Hingson

The Rest of Reality: An Address Delivered by Marc Maurer (HTML)
The Rest of Reality: An Address Delivered by Marc Maurer (MP3)

An Exciting New Product for the Blind: A New Company with Very Familiar People. Meet the BT Speak Pocket Computer from Blazie Technologies (HTML)
An Exciting New Product for the Blind: A New Company with Very Familiar People. Meet the BT Speak Pocket Computer from Blazie Technologies (MP3)
by David Goldfield

Greater Expectations (HTML)
Greater Expectations (MP3)
by David Houck

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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