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Braille Monitor

Vol. 60, No. 9                                      October 2017

Gary Wunder, Editor

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The National Federation of the Blind

Mark Riccobono, President

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Contents

Vol. 60, No. 9                                     October 2017

Illustration: Tackling the Challenges—
Sometimes it Gets Physical
Listen Now (MP3)

Bringing Hope to Victims of
Two Natural Disasters
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The Sound of Success Listen Now (MP3)
by John Paré

A Worldwide Revolution: The Marrakesh Treaty, the Accessible Books Consortium,
and Global Literacy for the Blind
Listen Now (MP3)
by Scott LaBarre

Engineering Tools for Tactile Fluency: A Partnership with the
Organized Blind Movement
Listen Now (MP3)
by Josh Coffee

Celebrating a Half Century with the Oldest Division in the
National Federation of the Blind
Listen Now (MP3)
by Kathryn Webster

Building the Twenty-First Century American Workforce:
Disability Does Not Define Your Employment
Listen Now (MP3)
by R. Alexander Acosta

Tom Ley Dies, and the World Loses a Dear Soul, a Family Member,
an Advocate, and a Friend
Listen Now (MP3)
by Gary Wunder

When Automobiles are ObsoleteListen Now (MP3)
by Marc Maurer

John Halverson Ends an Illustrious CareerListen Now (MP3)
by Deven McGraw

The American Foundation for the Blind:
New Directions for the Future
Listen Now (MP3)
by Kirk Adams

The Orbit Reader 20: The Most
Inexpensive Braille Display
Listen Now (MP3)
by Curtis Chong

Independence Market Corner Listen Now (MP3)
by Ellen Ringlein

Origins of the NFB PledgeListen Now (MP3)
by Anna Kresmer

From the Mail BasketListen Now (MP3)
by Gary Wunder

There’s a List for That!Listen Now (MP3)
by David Andrews

Cross of BlindnessListen Now (MP3)
by Jacobus tenBroek

Settlement That May Benefit
Some Monitor Readers
Listen Now (MP3)

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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