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Braille Monitor

Vol. 59, No. 9                                       October 2016

Gary Wunder, Editor

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The National Federation of the Blind

Mark Riccobono, President

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Contents

Vol. 59, No. 9                                      October 2016

Illustration: Summer Interns Come to
Contribute and Learn
Listen Now (MP3)

That NFB ResolutionListen Now (MP3)
by Jonathan Mosen

Putting News First: Breaking Down Stereotypes
as a Blind Journalist
Listen Now (MP3)
by Gary O’Donoghue

A Community of Practice: The Federation in Science, Technology,
Engineering, Art, and Math
Listen Now (MP3)
by Natalie Shaheen, Joseph Heimlich, Arianna Benally, Frances Hammond, Cricket Bidleman, and Salvador Villa

Participating in the American Dream Means Paying Taxes: The Innovation of
Accessible Financial Tools at H&R Block
Listen Now (MP3)
by Bret Reimer

The Roots of the Federation in the World: The Isabel Grant
Story in Her Own Words
Listen Now (MP3)
by Deborah Kent Stein

Eliminating Artificial Barriers: Civil Rights and Disability at the
United States Department of Justice
Listen Now (MP3)
by Eve Hill

Educational Assessments, Math Innovations, and Real Accessibility:
Progress at Pearson
Listen Now (MP3)
by Jon Twing

RecipesListen Now (MP3)

Monitor Miniatures Listen Now (MP3)

         Complete Braille Monitor

         Complete Braille Monitor (Zipped Word Version)

         Complete Braille Monitor Audio File (Zipped MP3 Version)

         Complete DAISY Audio File (Zipped MP3 Version)

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