[NFBOK-Talk] Fwd: [Nfbnet-members-list] January Braille Monitor

Audrey Farnum atfarnum at icloud.com
Tue Jan 19 13:06:17 UTC 2016

Please read below about the Braille Monitor and check out the latest issue if you haven't already. Thanks and have a great week. 

Audrey T. Farnum
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> From: David Andrews via Nfbnet-members-list <nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org>
> Date: January 18, 2016 at 10:31:09 PM CST
> To: nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org
> Subject: [Nfbnet-members-list] January Braille Monitor
> Reply-To: David Andrews <dandrews at visi.com>
> Reading the Braille Monitor: A New Year’s Resolution that Is Easy to Keep
> Reading the Braille Monitor is an easy resolution to keep because it provides items for reflection, information, and inspiration. The monitor is always accessible because you can get the magazine in the format that you prefer: email, website, audio, braille, print. The January edition is a good example of the interesting things you will find by keeping this resolution.
> If you are in the mood for reflection, which people usually are in January, the Braille Monitor offers a nice variety of things to think about. The article entitled, “The NFB of Pennsylvania Convention Then and Now,” and the reprinted newspaper article, “Statewide Blind Group Meets at Birthplace,” offer reflections on the beginning of our movement as well as current challenges.
> Steve Jacobson’s article, “When History Repeats Itself, Why Must Blind People be Victims?” offers much to think about concerning Braille and the UEB.
> Dr. Ed Vaughan reminds us of the different perspectives held by the consumer versus workers from the agency or organization providing the service. Do you know what the word pelf means? Find out by reading this interesting article, “Person, Power, and Pelf.”
> “Keeping some of the Good Oranges” is not about fruit. This article, with its intriguing title, by Justin Salisbury, presents interesting points about who should be a teacher of blind students.
> Two articles in the January issue are excellent sources of information. The article by Jan Bailey, entitled “Low-Tech Solutions for Employment of the Blind,” will be helpful to both counselors and employees. We all need the reminder not to overlook low tech solutions. The chairman of the scholarship committee, Patti Gregory-Chang, wrote a must-read article for blind students entitled “The Secret to Winning a National Federation of the Blind Scholarship.” All of us should use this article to advertise our scholarship program.
> There are two articles in the January Monitor that are particularly inspiring. Ken Cary, age 75, who is both deaf and blind, describes how he lives the life he wants. He also illustrates the importance of good orientation and mobility instruction in his article entitled “Senior Citizens Take on Senior Challenges.”  After you read the article “A Matter of Dignity: How Minnesota is Failing the Disabled,” you will definitely be inspired to convince Congress to immediately pass the Time Act. This article also gives food for thought on why the Time Act is so necessary.
> Start the year off right! Go to: https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm16/bm1601/bm1601tc.htm
> Read the Braille Monitor!!
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