March 2007
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness;Mar2007, Vol. 101 Issue 3, p179
Academic Journal
The article reports on the petition of Emmanuelle Higgins, a parent of two children with degenerative visual conditions and who is frustrated by the refusal of schools in her region in Great Britain to provide braille instruction for her children because they have some remaining usable vision that allows them to read large print. She initiated a Save Braille e-petition, which is available at http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/SaveBraille web site. Higgins hopes her petition will convince the British government to allow funding for braille instruction for students who are not totally blind and raise awareness of the importance of braille in the daily lives of people living with vision loss.


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