Extract of an interesting article from The Memo site:
Canute is tackling the decline in Braille literacy – and everyone should care.
Being able to read is one of the most precious of skills: Books free the imagination and inspire creativity – they allow people to learn independently, and relax after a hard day.
But not everyone has that luxury.
This week is National Braille Week: a week dedicated to the raised dots that allow blind people to read letters, numbers, punctuation and words.
But Braille is on the decline.
In the ’60s up to 50% of blind school children in the US were able to read Braille, but this figure is now closer to 10%.
Today one company hopes to turn this around, with a device that’s fit for the digital age.
Get ready to meet Canute.
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