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Comics Empower: An Audio Comic Book Store for the Blind

When you think of comics and graphic novels, one of the first assumptions is that they are a visual medium. Therefore, it only follows that they aren’t accessible to the blind, right? Well, Guy Hasson is trying to change that through his comic book company Comics Empower, that make comic books into audio format for blind and visually impaired people to read.

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Happy Birthday Louis Braille: The Future of Braille

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On 4 January 1809, Louis Braille the man who created Braille was born. So, I thought it would be a good opportunity to talk about the future of Braille, to celebrate the anniversary being this month.

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Out and About: Travel Training

 

In the previous two posts, I have focused primarily on travel for visually impaired people. However, people with a wider range of needs require support to learn to get around and this is often delivered through lessons called Travel Training. So, in this post, I shall give you a brief overview of what that is.

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Out and About: Advanced Mobility

Hammersmith Tube Station

In the last post, I told you a little bit about the basics of mobility. In this post I’ll be talking about some more advanced skills.

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Out and About: Basic Mobility

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Mobility is the training which visually impaired and blind people receive to help them learn to travel and navigate their environments safely and independently.

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