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What Would Louis Think?

Last month was Louis Braille’s birthday, but it was just in the last 2 days that the following articles came out about Braille and its relevance in the age of Smartphone Tech. This in the UK Guardian on February 14, 2012: seemed to be the perfect response to a tech story airing on NPR the day before: In some ways they are the same story with a completely different twist on the relevance of Braille.

What’s the point of learning to do multiplication when we can purchase a calculator for $2 or use the one on our phones. Why spend the time to learn to spell for that matter when there is a spell check on nearly everything (if one remembers to use it!).

FYI, this whole page on NPR’s site has some great stories on blindness:

What do you think?




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