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Braille Monitor

Vol. 63, No. 9                 October 2020

Gary Wunder, Editor

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Mark Riccobono, President

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Contents

Vol. 63, No. 9                        October 2020

Illustration: Sometimes We Can Solve Problems Where We Live (HTML)
Illustration: Sometimes We Can Solve Problems Where We Live (MP3)

Meet the Blind Month 2020 (HTML)
Meet the Blind Month 2020 (MP3)
by Liz Wisecarver

Leveraging the Power of the Americans with Disabilities Act to Secure Our Right to Live in the World for Thirty Years (HTML)
Leveraging the Power of the Americans with Disabilities Act to Secure Our Right to Live in the World for Thirty Years (MP3)
by Scott LaBarre, Marc Maurer, Dan Goldstein, Eve Hill, and Timothy Elder

Within the Grace of God, an Address Delivered by Professor Jacobus tenBroek (HTML)
Within the Grace of God, an Address Delivered by Professor Jacobus tenBroek (MP3)
by Jacobus tenBroek

Movie Enjoyment Made Easy: Innovations to Include All Subscribers at Netflix (HTML)
Movie Enjoyment Made Easy: Innovations to Include All Subscribers at Netflix(MP3)
by Greg Peters

With the Normal People (HTML)
With the Normal People (MP3)
by Trevor Soderstrum

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

My Life in Politics and My Life as a Blind Person (HTML)
My Life in Politics and My Life as a Blind Person (MP3)
by Ryan Boudwin

Using Knowledge to Inform, Inspire, and Engage: Perspectives on Equal Access from the Largest Library in the World (HTML)
Using Knowledge to Inform, Inspire, and Engage: Perspectives on Equal Access from the Largest Library in the World (MP3)
by Carla Hayden

Making Gains for Blind Americans: Leadership in the United States Congress (HTML)
Making Gains for Blind Americans: Leadership in the United States Congress (MP3)
by Senator Dick Durbin

Mississippi's Sam Gleese: Continuing to March Forward in the Movement (HTML)
Mississippi's Sam Gleese: Continuing to March Forward in the Movement (MP3)
by LaShawna Fant

On the Passing of Betty Woodward (HTML)
On the Passing of Betty Woodward (MP3)
by Nathanael Wales

Why I'm Teaching My Blind Child Not to Be Color Blind (HTML)
Why I'm Teaching My Blind Child Not to Be Color Blind (MP3)
by Alison Clougherty

Recipes (HTML)
Recipes (MP3)

Monitor Miniatures (HTML)
Monitor Miniatures (MP3)

         Complete Braille Monitor

         Complete Braille Monitor (Zipped Word Version)

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