My Advocacy for Braille Literacy.
Affordable Braille Classroom System - The blind is provided with resources to
o write and edit his own book.
o access to sources of knowledge available on the web.
o each blind student can independently access different directories.
o only ONE low-cost midrange computer provides 5 keyboards and
5 refreshable braille displays for 5 students, with a sighted teacher
having own keyboard and display monitor
o the midrange computers can be networked in such a way that each
computer will serve 5 students.
o FOR FREE - hardware schematics and the program will be provided to
interested parties, and the operating system, Vector Linux, is
also available as open source OS on the internet. Schematics use
off-the-shelf chips so that they can be easily fabricated by
anyone, with low level skills, in the developed and the
This is a step towards the blind assuming a more effective
leadership roles in the community.