Braille literacy tool helps visually impaired learn independently

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Many of the advances we’ve been covering are having a huge impact on the lives of those with physical impairments, whether that’s an app that makes movies more accessible for the visually and hearing impaired, or a tactile tablet that enables greater digital experiences. Now a team of researchers at Harvard have developed a tool to assist braille literacy learning. The Read Read looks like a board game, with movable tiles that feature letters of the alphabet, plus some common phonetic prefixes and suffixes with the corresponding braille dots just beneath. When these tiles are placed along the bottom row of…

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