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Braille Monitor

Vol. 60, No. 10                                      November 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. 10                                     November 2017

Illustration: Jernigan Institute Hosts South
Baltimore Public Safety Forum
Listen Now (MP3)

Autonomous Vehicles and
Freedom for the Blind
Listen Now (MP3)
by Mark Riccobono

Let’s Unlock the Untapped Potential
among Millions of Disabled People
Listen Now (MP3)
by Representative Gregg Harper

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

Worldwide Excellence in Travel: Accessibility in
Partnership with the Blind
Listen Now (MP3)
by Bhala Dalvi

Teachers’ Talk: What It’s Really Like to
Teach a Blind Student
Listen Now (MP3)
by Melissa Riccobono

Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Gift to the
National Federation of the Blind
Listen Now (MP3)

Braille: One of Chris Parson’s
Twenty-First Century Skills
Listen Now (MP3)
by Dan Burke

Sharp Elbows, Sharper ThoughtsListen Now (MP3)
by Ryan Strunk

The 2018 Washington Seminar is
Coming Sooner Than You Think
Listen Now (MP3)
by Diane McGeorge

The Truth about Diversity in HollywoodListen Now (MP3)
by Precious Perez

A Serious Danger for Blind VendorsListen Now (MP3)
by Nicky Gacos

Touching Imagination: Unlocking the
Creativity of Blind Artists
Listen Now (MP3)
by Ann Cunningham

Always BelievingListen Now (MP3)
by Justin Salisbury

Rotary Gives Ed McDonald
“Service Above Self” Award
Listen Now (MP3)
by Jean Braithwaite

From Knowledge to Power: A Report on Advocacy and Policy Programs
of the National Federation of the Blind
Listen Now (MP3)
by John Paré

Flash Cards Anytime, Anyplace
with Math Flash™
Listen Now (MP3)
by Laura Zierer

Accessibly Cutting the Cord: Watching TV
Without a Cable Subscription
Listen Now (MP3)
by Karl Belanger

The Future of Equal Access to Technology:
A Commitment to the Journey at Microsoft
Listen Now (MP3)
by Jenny Lay-Flurrie

Independence Market CornerListen Now (MP3)
by Ellen Ringlein

RecipesListen Now (MP3)

Monitor MiniaturesListen Now (MP3)

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