Thursday, July 17, 2008

Technology may be breathing new life into Braille

Technology, once seen as heralding the end of the communication method, is instead making it easier for students to learn it.
Less than 50% of the students that are classified as having visual impairments can read Braille. But after a decade on the decline as students with some vision were pressed to instead use large-print books, the format is being revived through technology advancements, including portable devices that allow students to type and read Braille as well as software capable of producing Braille materials. Education Week (premium article access compliments of

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