ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Braille, Empowerment of Visually Challenged, and the Contemporary Discourse

With the emergence of screen readers and user-friendly technologies for the visually challenged persons, a debate started over the relevance of Braille as a means of education. In the middle of such a debate, Braille fi nds itself transformed in digital form and several tactile usages not only for the visually challenged persons, but also for the persons with other disabilities.


Literacy crises take place when a cultural lag occurs, when literacy practices and lite­racy edu­cation have not quite caught up to increased expectations and heightened dem­and. Literacy crises result, that is, from the progressive imperatives of public policy, economic development, technological and scientific innovation.

—John Trimbur, “Literacy and the Discourse of Crisis” 

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Updated On : 3rd Oct, 2022
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