How You Can Heed Stevie Wonder’s Advice and Learn Braille Today
Posted on February 16, 2016
“We need to make every single thing accessible to every person with a disability” Stevie Wonder
There are many ways to make the world more accessible. I preach nearly all of them. But tonight I was sitting on my couch, watching the Grammy’s while across from me sat a pile of children’s books. Written in braille.
And I realize this is an opportune moment. Society often asks people with disabilities to conform. But DK has done something truly innovative and I hope you will consider buying these books for yourself. DK is publishing a series of tactile books for all children of all ages, written in braille. They’re beautiful. They’re not paying me to say this, but I am going to anyway, I hope you — fully sighted adult — will purchase this book series for yourself. It’s time for you to inch a little closer to disability and learn to see with your fingers.
Stevie Wonder is right, we do “need to make every single thing accessible to every person with a disability” but we also need to make disability accessible to every person who has not had the opportunity to experience its beauty for themselves.
The world is at your fingertips… and before today you needed to be disabled to experience it. Disability is beautiful. You’ll see.