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Digital Braille: The Holy Braille Project

By Danielle Roof

Holy Braille

Creating Access for the Blind in a Digital World

The role of digital content in our everyday lives seemingly expands every day. From eReaders to iPads to online-only news subscriptions, many of us look at screens more than we look at books or magazines. This shift brings a wider range of content to wider audiences, but unfortunately the blind and visually impaired have been left behind this technological revolution.

While some refreshable Braille displays exist today, they are typically limited to one line of text at a time and are prohibitively expensive. A team at the University of Michigan led by Dr. Sile O'Modhrain, who is blind herself, set out to change that with the Holy Braille Project.

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