This news story discusses technology and literacy issues for the visually impaired.
The Library of Congress is helping to develop a new eBook/iPod-style audio reader, which will replace the aging cassette-based audiobook format.
The article raises an interesting point about another venerable technology: Braille. The increasing popularity of audiobooks is diminishing Braille’s caché, and a visually impaired person who can’t read Braille is actually illiterate.
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