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Braille Monitor

Vol. 67, No. 6               June 2024

Gary Wunder, Editor

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National Federation of the Blind

Mark Riccobono, President

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Contents

Vol. 67, No. 6                      June 2024

Interview with Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind (HTML)
Interview with Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind (MP3)
Taken from Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association, State of AV 2024

Dr. Natalie Shaheen Wins $1.5 Million NSF CAREER Grant (HTML)
Dr. Natalie Shaheen Wins $1.5 Million NSF CAREER Grant (MP3)
by Aubrey Henson

Artificial Intelligence Directed by the Blind: Progress and Possibilities with Be My Eyes (HTML)
Artificial Intelligence Directed by the Blind: Progress and Possibilities with Be My Eyes (MP3)
by Mike Buckley

On Becoming a Father (HTML)
On Becoming a Father (MP3)
by Marco Carranza

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

How a 19th Century Dutch Ophthalmologist Can Impact Your 21st Century Rights (HTML)
How a 19th Century Dutch Ophthalmologist Can Impact Your 21st Century Rights (MP3)
by Greg Trapp, JD

How I Became a Blind Home Owner in Fifty Short Days (HTML)
How I Became a Blind Home Owner in Fifty Short Days (MP3)
by Daniel Garcia

Support NFB Programs and Make a Difference for Blind People! (HTML)
Support NFB Programs and Make a Difference for Blind People! (MP3)
by Bridgid Burke

A Letter to the Editor (HTML)
A Letter to the Editor (MP3)
by Cricket Bidleman

Updates to the Social Security Administration's Procedures for Recovering Overpayments (HTML)
Updates to the Social Security Administration's Procedures for Recovering Overpayments (MP3)
by Jesse Shirek and Kyle Walls

Empowering the Blind Diabetic Community: Insights from the Diabetes Action Network Seminar (HTML)
Empowering the Blind Diabetic Community: Insights from the Diabetes Action Network Seminar (MP3)
by Debbie Wunder

Is It Better at the Airport or Are We on a Merry-Go-Round? (HTML)
Is It Better at the Airport or Are We on a Merry-Go-Round? (MP3)
by Patti Chang

Escape from the Tiny Kitchen (HTML)
Escape from the Tiny Kitchen (MP3)
by Deborah Kent Stein

The Federation and Physician-Assisted Suicide (HTML)
The Federation and Physician-Assisted Suicide (MP3)
by Chris Danielsen

Convention Ambassadors' Jeopardy (HTML)
Convention Ambassadors´┐Ż Jeopardy (MP3)
by Dan Burke and Corbb O'Connor

Looking Back as We Move Forward: The Past, Present, and Future of Federal Website Accessibility Regulations (HTML)
Looking Back as We Move Forward: The Past, Present, and Future of Federal Website Accessibility Regulations (MP3)
by Sanho Steele-Louchart and Kyle Walls

I Am Just a Dad (HTML)
I Am Just a Dad (MP3)
by Bruce Sexton

Rebuilding What I Should Have Known: Reflections on My Journey to be Accountable to the Blind Community (HTML)
Rebuilding What I Should Have Known: Reflections on My Journey to be Accountable to the Blind Community (MP3)
by Shir Ekerling

Sighted Saviorism in the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind (HTML)
Sighted Saviorism in the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind (MP3)
by Justin Salisbury

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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