Braille, assistive tech, and inclusion: Connecting the dots

Although technology has offered numerous alternatives to Braille in the form of audiobooks and screen readers, Braille literacy remains of paramount importance as it offers a building block for language skills and a means to teach spelling, grammar, and punctuation. —

“Access to communication in the widest sense is access to knowledge.” – Louis Braille

World Braille Day is marked on Jan 4 (Louis Braille’s birthday) to raise awareness of the importance of Braille as a means of communication; 2021 marks the third global celebration of World Braille Day.

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