The Braille Monitor for January, 1997 is now
available for downloading or file request from NFB NET. It can
be had under the file names BRLM9701.ZIP or BRLM9701.TXT.
the Monitor can be downloaded from NFB NET by calling (612)
696-1975, n,8,1 at
300 to 33.6K baud. You can also now reach NFB NET via the Internet by
Telnetting to nfbnet.org.
You can also file request it by using the magic file name monitor
from Fidonet 1:282/1045.
You can also get the Braille Monitor via NfB's new file
distribution system called NFB-FDN. If you operate a
Fidonet-compatible BBS, and wish to get connected to NFB-FDN, to receive
NFB-related files automatically, then contact Fidonet 1:282/1045 for more
information. You must have a Fidonet-compliant BBS setup and be
able to process Tick files. We will deliver the Monitor and
other NFB-related files to your BBS doorstep, automatically, each
The Braille Monitor is also available on CompuServe. It is
located in Library 5 of the Disabilities Forum, "go disfor."
You can also now have the Monitor sent to you via internet e-mail.
Send a message to email@example.com and leave the subject blank.
Put "subscribe brl-monitor <your name>" in the body of the message.
Finally, the Braille Monitor is available via anonymous FTP from
nfb.org or from our World Wide Web site on the Internet at
This month's Monitor is completely devoted to the proceedings of the
third U.S./Canada Conference on Technology. If you are at all interested in
technology for the blind, then you will want to read this issue. There is
information on both computer-related and noncomputer-related technology.
Below is the complete Table of Contents
Proceedings of the Third U.S./Canada Conference
on Technology for the Blind
Note from the Chairman
What Technology Can Contribute
by Ray Kurzweil, Ph.D
The Role of the International Braille
and Technology Center for the Blind
by Richard Ring
Low-Tech Devices: Do We Have What We Need?
by Judith M. Dixon, Ph.D.
Universal Access: The Goal and the Reality
by Curtis Chong
A Touching View of the World
by Tim Cranmer, Ph.D.
The Future of Braille
by Joseph E. Sullivan
Teaching Science to the Visually Impaired: The VISIONS Lab
by David Schleppenbach
Why Doesn't Technology for Blind People Cost Less,
and What Can We Do About It?
by Larry Israel
Better, Smaller, Cheaper
by Tony Schenk
Technology for the Blind: What Is Left to Do?
by David Andrews
The Rehabilitation Services Administration
by Fredric K. Schroeder, Ph.D.
Summary of Remarks
Access, Literacy, Equality, and Change
by Jim Halliday
Discussion and Comments
David Andrews (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or BBS: (telnet to nfbnet.org) or call (612) 696-1975
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