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On the show this week, it was my great honour to deliver the keynote address at the International Council on English Braille’s General Assembly last weekend. If you have an interest in the history of the Braille code, the 15-year-old who invented it, the struggle for universal adoption of the code and the way it has evolved to keep pace with changing technology and trends, you’re sure to find this address informative.

Still on Braille, if you’re interested in the very attractive-sounding ActiveBraille from HelpTech, we hear one user’s review.

Recently, I found myself having to assure a member of the legal profession of my literacy, as I was confronted with a statutory declaration I was asked to sign that stated that a sighted person had read and explained it to me. I explain why I believe it is important to challenge these false perceptions and would be interested to hear if you have had similar experiences.

The new Sonos app is steadily improving, but Sonos is not helping to mend fences through its underplaying of the severity of the initial accessibility problems.


All this, and a lot more, in Living Blindfully 284. Our show is special because of all the contributions we receive from around the world, so don’t hesitate to be a part of it.