THE BRAILLE MONITOR

Vol. 42, No. 6 July, 1999

Barbara Pierce, Editor

Published in inkprint, in Braille, and on cassette by

THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
MARC MAURER, PRESIDENT

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ISSN 0006-8829

Vol. 42, No. 6 	July, 1999


	Contents
Merger Madness

	by Wayne E. Shevlin
Separate Agency for the Blind: Best Practice for Success

	by James H. Omvig
Seeing Is Believing They Told Us We Couldn't Take Care of Our 

Children Because We're Blind

	by Lori K. Baker
Banks Sued over ATM Use Advocates for the Blind Say Mellon and 

PNC Should Provide Voice-operated Machines

	by Joseph A. Slobodzian
Amylin Analog (Pramlintide) Studies Reveal Better Glycemic 

Control

	by Ed Bryant
From Discrimination to a Dream Come True

	by Vicky Chapman
Huge Surplus Amassed by Guide Dog Charity Critics Say Group 

Sitting On Too Much Wealth

	by David Dietz
To Touch the Untouchable Dream

	by Toni and Ed Eames
Lessons Brought to Light

	by Daniel B. Frye
Everyday Heroes Acts That Count

	by Taylor Syphus
Linkage Bill Introduced in House
Admiration

	by Kathleen Lusk
Sitting in a Corner? Not Me!

	by Tobias (Toby) Longface
Baking Our Daily Bread

	by Barbara Pierce
The Technical Braille Center

	by John J. Boyer
Donald C. Capps Receives the Jefferson Award

	by David Houck
Recipes
Monitor Miniatures

 

Eight childrens' school photos.


The In-Touch program for parents of blind children is a 

three-and-a-half-day intensive Braille literacy and assistive 

technology seminar conducted at the International Braille and 

Technology Center for the Blind. Through this program parents get 

a comprehensive overview of what's available in Braille, speech, 

and tactile adaptive for the blind.

	They see demonstrations, do some hands-on exercises, review 

the factors that go into making decisions about what technology 

to buy, and discuss how to get technology into an IEP. This 

technology learning is linked to discussions about the importance 

of Braille literacy, methods of learning Braille, low-tech 

Braille technology, and resources available to parents and their 

children.
	The first 1999 seminar for parents took place June 3 to 6. 

Pictured above are several of the children of the June seminar 

participants. The second parent seminar will occur October 7 to 

10. At this writing a few spots are still available. If you are 

interested, call Barbara Cheadle, (410) 659-9314. In-Touch is 

funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Seraph Foundation, 

and the UPS Foundation.]

     Braille Monitor, July, 1999, Complete Issue 
Copyright  1999 National Federation of the Blind

 

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Posted July 16 , 1999