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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Touching the Words...

Touching the Words...

I bought a new novel yesterday. It's in Grade 2 Braille. It comes in 7 volumes, each volume being about 3 cm thick (2.5 inches). These 7 volumes are equal to a regular-print paperback novel of around 500 pages. While you can put a regular-print novel in your pocket and head out into the park to read it, you need a bag to carry around the Braille book. However, the reading experience you get when reading Braille can never be compared to reading print. As Jim Fiebig once said:

"There is a wonder in reading Braille that the sighted will never know: to touch words and have them touch you back."


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