Braille Monitor

Vol. 56, No. 9                                                     October 2013

Gary Wunder, Editor

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Vol. 56, No. 9                                                     October 2013


Illustration: 2013 Convention Activities
for Parents and Children
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The Blind Driver Challenge™, the Quest for the Salt, and the Continued
Journey of Innovation and Adventure
 Listen Now (MP3)
by Mark A. Riccobono

Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL): Changing Educational
Expectations for the Blind of America
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by Mark A. Riccobono, Sandy Halverson, Kayleigh Joiner, and Raveena Ali

A Teacher in the Movement Who Believed in Blind Children and
Taught the Legislature to Share Her Faith
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by Casey Robertson

Another Perspective on KIDS Camp Listen Now (MP3)
by Sharon Maneki

Ending Legalized Discrimination in Wage
Payments for Disabled Americans
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by Gregg Harper

Our Efforts in Washington on
Behalf of the Blind
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by John Paré, Anil Lewis, Lauren McLarney, and Jesse Hartle

A Commitment to Equality of Opportunity:
A Report from the Department of Justice
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by Eve Hill

The Blind at Work in an Unusual
and Demanding Profession
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by Cassandra McNabb-McKinney

Recipes Listen Now (MP3)

Monitor MiniaturesListen Now (MP3)

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