Is braille being pushed away by technology?

Phil Siarri
Jun 7 · 5 min read
Black and white version of “Braille” by Hans (Pixabay)

Braille 101

“What is the Braille System?” by Don’t Memorise, YouTube.

Contrary to popular belief, braille is not a language. It is a code by which many languages (English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and dozens of others) may be written and read.

Voice technology: A new sense of freedom for the blind

“How I use technology as a blind person!” by Molly Burke, YouTube.
“How a Blind Person Uses a Computer!” by James Rath, YouTube.

The listening / brailling divide

“These are folks who will have graduate level degrees and yet have very atrocious spelling and punctuation just because they haven’t read, they haven’t actually read. They may have a good vocabulary when they speak but they don’t even necessarily have the ability to translate that into writing.” Christopher S. Danielsen, National Federation of the Blind.

Blue version of “Smiley Emoticon” by TukTukDesign (Pixabay)

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Futurism articles bent on cultivating an awareness of exponential technologies while exploring the 4th industrial revolution.