Students with visual impairments compete in test of braille literacy

02/24/2010 | St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)

A trend toward sending students with visual impairments to mainstream schools as well as the development of audiobooks and other technology have contributed to fewer students learning braille, say some advocates. However, one Florida group promotes braille literacy by holding an annual competition where students from 13 counties test their braille skills. The coordinator of the challenge said technology has not made braille obsolete and that it is still a necessary skill for students who cannot see.

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