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Starbucks in braille Spanish

Six Dots: Insight #10

Now that our phones are also cameras, it’s easy to be a good photographer and to participate in photo contests. Here’s one, sponsored by the National Braille Press, that raises awareness of braille use around the world, is easy to enter, and ends on March 31st.

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blind voters

Six Dots: Insight #9

Here in the U.S., we take private, independent voting for granted. But did you know that prior to 2002, when The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) became law, blind or visually impaired voters had to have a sighted person come into the booth with them and mark their ballot for them? Today, polling places are

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2016 Grammys

Six Dots: Insight #8

You may have already seen, on my Facebook page, this video clip of music legend Stevie Wonder, announcing the Song of the Year winner at the 2016 Grammys: Louis Braille himself would have LOVED that moment—and the one that followed, as Stevie invited support for universal accessibility to knowledge and information. What Stevie was referring

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Six Dots: Insight #7

Six Dots is now two weeks old! The creative team at Knopf, illustrator Boris Kulikov, and I, are delighted that the book has thus far received excellent reviews and three stars (from Publisher’s Weekly, the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, and School Library Journal). You can read what the reviewers say about it. Also,

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