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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sepia Saturday 152;

Libraries;



Books my children used to read  in English and German;



My granddaughter reading, using the ipad.



Micah uses braille to read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.


In earlier times blind children did not have the chance to read.



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16 comments:

  1. I worked with a blind high school student for a full year in the 1980s, and had the opportunity to experience Braille. It seemed very difficult to me, but my student was a pro! The books were very cumbersome at that time; I wonder if that problem has been solved?

    "Bambi" was one of my favourites as a little girl too.

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    1. Kat, here; http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/17/peter-white-books-braille-ereaders;
      Digital books may not be for everyone. But for blind people, they're a true revolution.
      Historically, only a tiny proportion of published books have made it into braille. But now technology means no book is off limits.
      Bambi and Bambi's children were favourites of my children.

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  2. A simple little sentence with a powerful message, Titania.

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  3. Time changes all things - including the ways we read.

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  4. We still have a copy of Treasure Island in one of our bookcases. Times do change, but my Kindle will never replace a book. Does it matter how children read - as long as they read?

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    1. Bob, thank you, I love books, and to hold them while I am reading! I have never read an E-book. I might be tempted to buy a kindle. I have a friend she can see only with one eye and she uses kindle because the letters are big, this makes it easy for her to read in bed at night.

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  5. I agree with Bob, our grands have had Nooks long before I even heard of Kindle. They even know how to pass them around to each other. I am impressed with Braille but have never had the opportunity to feel it or see it.
    QMM

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    1. Peggy, thank you, yes you are right, they are very savvy.

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  6. You have clearly demonstrated that a blog post does not need to be long to get a message across...
    Thanks!

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  7. Oh yes, the electronic and tablet readers....somehow I still prefer books. A nice concise look here. And the Braille mention is important too, I have an elderly friend who was an avid reader but is now dependent on Braille to continue to read. Nice post.

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    1. Pat, I hope, real books will never disappear.

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  8. Books are wonderful no matter what form they are in. I love reading too. And there's just something about having an actual book in your hand versus an e-reader, although those are tempting. It would be great to have an entire library of books at my fingertips. :)

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  9. Lovely post. And you are right to remind us that with reading the medium isn't the message. It doesn't matter how you read it or on what you read it - it is the content that is important,

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