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Louis Braille invented his eponymous code nearly 200 years ago. The tactile reading and writing system has transformed the lives of many blind people. More recently, computers and the internet have introduced new opportunities for accessing precious information. Braille, along with technology, independence and mobility skills, forms a part of the important specialist additional teaching received by children with vision impairment in UK schools. If Louis Braille was alive today, he would embrace it all!

Professor Graeme Douglas discusses the use of braille in this guest blog. He covers technological advances, research on the views of young people with visual impairment and the national consultation to create a curriculum framework for vision impairment education.

Read his Social Sciences Birmingham blog