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Intel backs child inventor

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How brilliant....

A child who is developing something to help with Braille...

Good for Intel in recognising potential...:smileywink:

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Agree! But I get a mixture of emotions with this one...hope, a child came up with this:smileyhappy:: sadness, the technology already existed but nobody bothered to make it costefective...Smiley Frustrated


 

 

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I endorse that...of course many blind people do not use braille....and this could help them participate more ?

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makes me wonder if the reason why they don't use it is because there isn't a lot of it available and because of the high cost of the existing printers they cant afford to use it...

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I think you are right in some way with that...however there was always a stigma attached to Braille devices...and research developed other products....

An official statement here....

"The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) estimates that about 4% of visually impaired children and young people in England currently use it."

I think the fact that this lad is being sponsored to develop his braille device further will bring it into the limelight...and the fact he is only 13 may help other kids to accept it... slight_smile

 

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13 actually, and I hope so! lets put technology to good use, for once!

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13 actually, and I hope so! lets put technology to good use, for once!


I could blame my poor old eyes for that error....but I really did press the wrong key...LOL

I had noticed that he was 12 when he built his first model out of lego...which was taken to the White House...

EDIT...Ihave just changed the 15 to 13....can't be looking like an idiot...Happy Dance

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Always good to read articles like this.

Thank you for sharing the link.

How times have changed. 😄
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