Sunday, January 3, 2010

Textual Literacy, Technology and the Visually Impaired

More synchronicity? There's an article today in the NY Times Magazine about the effects of new technology on literacy and the visually impaired. Levels of textual literacy has been distinguished in the visually-impaired community by the use of Braille and the standard conventions of written language. Though text-to- voice makes for access to information via text-to-voice, we return to the question of how the tech advances influence written textual expressions by visually impaired people.

Braille's End?

These questions seem to relate to my last post--so if we move to post-literate expressions (mediums), what happens to the perception that educated persons are able to express themselves through textual communications?

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