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Braille bracelet wins Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum award

This silver Braille Alphabet Bracelet designed to teach braille won a People’s Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. It was designed by Leslie Ligon, a mother of a blind son. I was astonished at how few people actually know Braille, which makes educational things like this bracelet all the more important.

According to the American Foundation for the Blind, as few as 10 percent of people who are legally blind learn to read and write Braille. Several studies indicate that at least 90 percent of the blind that hold jobs are Braille literate. Braille literacy enables the vision impaired to read and write for themselves and is often seen as a gateway to independence.

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