Today is World Braille Day, which marks the birth of Louis Braille, a blind Frenchman who devised the system of reading and writing almost 200 years ago used by blind people the world over.
To commemorate his birthday, NPR ran a piece assessing the state of Braille today, and how technology has changed the way Braille is used and accessed by people all over the world. You can hear their complete story online here.
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