Braille-compatible technology is benefiting students who cannot see

03/15/2012 | Toronto Star, The

Individuals who cannot see or who have visual impairments are benefiting from Braille-equipped electronic readers, iPhones and other devices that are Braille-compatible. Students who cannot see often prefer the new devices over large-print and Braille books, which stand out in the classroom, said Darleen Bogart, national braille convener for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. "Some kids would have a really hard time and do anything to pretend they are just like everybody else," she said. "With technology, they are."

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