India’s First Braille Newspaper Brings News to Thousands

India’s First Braille Newspaper Brings News to Thousands

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braille photo by Lissalou66 Flickr-CCKnowing that empowerment comes with the ability to read, journalist Swagat Thorat launched India’s only newspaper for the blind.

Now, thanks to Thorat — who is not blind himself — 24,000 blind individuals can read the news twice a month.

Initially inspired to learn braille by the story of Helen Keller, Thorat has since taught the skill to about 138 sighted people. He has also produced acclaimed plays featuring blind artists.

 

(READ the story in Yahoo News- Canada)

braille photo by Lissalou66 Flickr-CC

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