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Braille Monitor

Vol. 67, No. 7               July 2024

Gary Wunder, Editor

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National Federation of the Blind

Mark Riccobono, President

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Contents

Vol. 67, No. 7                      July 2024

Illustration: Stevie Wonder Visits the Jernigan Institute and Engages in Some Sports Fun (HTML)
Illustration: Stevie Wonder Visits the Jernigan Institute and Engages in Some Sports Fun (MP3)

Reflections on How an Investment in Training Has Shaped My Last Twenty-Five Years (HTML)
Reflections on How an Investment in Training Has Shaped My Last Twenty-Five Years (MP3)
by Mark Riccobono

Safeguarding the Legacy, Investing in Inheritance (HTML)
Safeguarding the Legacy, Investing in Inheritance (MP3)
by Jonathan Mosen

Building the Movement: Achieving Our Dreams through Strategic Investments (HTML)
Building the Movement: Achieving Our Dreams through Strategic Investments (MP3)
by Denise Avant, Trisha Kulkarni, Lisamaria Martinez, Sanho Steele-Louchart, and Denise Brown

Charcoal and Challenges (HTML)
Charcoal and Challenges (MP3)
by Marc Maurer

Public Access Barriers for Guide Dog Teams: Survey Report (HTML)
Public Access Barriers for Guide Dog Teams: Survey Report (MP3)
by The Seeing Eye

Celebrating Fatherhood: An Interview with Michael Hardin (HTML)
Celebrating Fatherhood: An Interview with Michael Hardin (MP3)
by LaShawna Fant

Step Up to the Stove: Mixing Together Independence, Confidence, and Safety (HTML)
Step Up to the Stove: Mixing Together Independence, Confidence, and Safety (MP3)
by Elizabeth Rouse

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

The Strange English Language (HTML)
The Strange English Language (MP3)
Author Unknown

Taking Seniors Where They Are and Providing the Resources They Need (HTML)
Taking Seniors Where They Are and Providing the Resources They Need (MP3)
by Sandy Halverson

A Blind Chef's Culinary Journey (HTML)
A Blind Chef's Culinary Journey (MP3)
by Cameron Loehr

Monitor Miniatures (HTML)
Monitor Miniatures (MP3)

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