[Nfbnet-members-list] January Braille Monitor

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Tue Jan 7 02:37:11 UTC 2014

Start the new year right by reading the January Braille Monitor.  By 
tradition, many people start the new year by examining themselves and 
setting out goals for improvements for the coming year. The January 
Braille Monitor offers practical advice as well as food for 
reflection for the coming year.

Some examples of practical advice are "Our Rights and Their 
Responsibilities: Access to Prescription Label Information" by Mike 
Freeman and "The AccessaMed Digital Audio Label: The Accessible 
Prescription Drug Labeling Choice" by Les Fitzpatrick.  Although the 
article "Intuitive Eating: Enjoy your Food, Respect Your Body" by 
Linda Bacon and Judith Matz, was intended for the diabetic audience 
it contains valuable information for everyone who eats.  The article 
by Sean Whalen, "University Says No to Google," is a call to action 
for all students.

In the pause for reflection category there are several articles 
examining attitudes.  "Oh My, Dr. Asch was Right" by Patty Estes is a 
poignant article about the attitudes of medical professionals. Check 
out "How Disability Simulations Promote Damaging Stereotypes," by 
Toby Olson for another interesting attitudinal prospective.  A great 
mantra for the new year is the article by Mary Fernandez entitled 
"How Daring to Believe Changed My Life and How it Can Change Yours."

Sharon Maneki

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