Sunday, 8 January 2017

Global Atlas for the Blind

A government department in India has succeeded in making a complete atlas of the world for the visually impaired, using braille.

On January 3, at the Indian Science Congress held here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented the director of NATMO, Tapti Banerjee with the 'National Award for Science and Technology Intervention in Empowering the Physically Challenged' in recognition of this achievement.

More details http://www.siasat.com/news/made-india-worlds-first-full-atlas-blind-1104252/

Unfortunately, no images have been released yet, but hopefully it won't be long.

 tags:

education, popular science,  disability

typical braille map and text

A typical braille map and text:


new tags:

landscape, miscellany 1, spirit

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