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Braille Monitor

Vol. 63, No. 5                                   May 2020

Gary Wunder, Editor

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Mark Riccobono, President

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Contents

Vol. 63, No. 5                                   May 2020

Join the Virtual 2020 NFB Convention (HTML)
Join the Virtual 2020 NFB Convention (MP3)
by Gary Wunder

Federationism in the Time of the Coronavirus (HTML)
Federationism in the Time of the Coronavirus (MP3)
by Chris Danielsen

A Timely Gift from a Talented and Generous Author (HTML)
A Timely Gift from a Talented and Generous Author (MP3)
by Jonathan Mosen

Counseling and Coronavirus: A Perspective on Well-Being (HTML)
Counseling and Coronavirus: A Perspective on Well-Being (MP3)
by Candice Chapman and Jeannie Massay

Our Social Committee for Staff is Still Hard at Work (HTML)
Our Social Committee for Staff is Still Hard at Work(MP3)
by The Social Committee

The NFB of Colorado Takes the Distancing Out of Social Distancing (HTML)
The NFB of Colorado Takes the Distancing Out of Social Distancing (MP3)
by Jessica Beecham

Math that Feels Good: Enabling Sighted and Blind People to Share the Mathematical Experience (HTML)
Math that Feels Good: Enabling Sighted and Blind People to Share the Mathematical Experience (MP3)
by Al Maneki

Steve Benson Dies (HTML)
Steve Benson Dies (MP3)
by Barbara Pierce

Doing What's Necessary (HTML)
Doing What’s Necessary (MP3)
by Stephen O. Benson

Across Three Continents and Generations, A Candle of Hope is Ignited (HTML)
Across Three Continents and Generations, A Candle of Hope is Ignited (MP3)
by Syed Rizvi

A Taboo Topic for People Who are Blind...Hearing Loss *Gasp* (HTML)
A Taboo Topic for People Who are Blind…Hearing Loss *Gasp* (MP3)
by Marsha Drenth

Learning to Lead One Step at a Time (HTML)
Learning to Lead One Step at a Time (MP3)
by Brittany Ingram

Owning Your Voice (HTML)
Owning Your Voice (MP3)
by Nina Marranca

The Blessed Blind Big Brother (HTML)
The Blessed Blind Big Brother (MP3)
by Shawn Callaway

Leave a Legacy (HTML)
Leave a Legacy (MP3)

Blueprint for Learning (HTML)
Blueprint for Learning (MP3)
by Stephen O. Benson

Recipes (HTML)
Recipes (MP3)

Monitor Miniatures (HTML)
Monitor Miniatures (MP3)

         Complete Braille Monitor

         Complete Braille Monitor (Zipped Word Version)

         Complete Braille Monitor (Braille Version)

         Complete Braille Monitor Audio File (Zipped MP3 Version)

         Complete DAISY Audio File (Zipped MP3 Version)

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