• Vol. 47 No. 1, 1–2
  • 15 January 2018

Braille and the Need to Innovate for the Blind



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It’s been almost 200 years since Louis Braille—who lost his vision as a child—invented the tactile writing system that is now used all over the world. This 6-cell dot system allows blind individuals to read (and write) by feeling symbols on a page. Braille is available for more than 120 languages and has become a powerful means by which the blind achieve independent living.

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