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>> So this is Alice In Wonderland, and Alice Through The Looking Glass. And we're on page 43 and 317.>> This contraption is described as a Kindle for the blind.>> All right.>> Made by a British firm, it's the world's first multi-line Braille e-reader. Canute displays nine lines of Braille at once, potentially game-changing technology for the blind community.
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>> This means that you only have to press the forward button, that one at 360 characters, rather than every 20 characters. So, it's like a third of a page of print.>> Yes, I've forgotten that.>> Yeah.>> It may not be quite as compact as a regular Kindle.
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And it is powered by main's lead for now, with plans for a battery powered model in the future. But it can store reams of Braille text for readers to have at their fingertips. One copy of the bible written in Braille, takes up five feet of shelf space. A series of buttons on the edge of the Canute, control things like placing a bookmark or returning to the home menu.
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It's been five years in the making, and will sell for the price of a high end laptop.>>
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from buttons there.>> A recent drop in braille literacy rate has been poorly blamed on audio description tag. But, Bristol Braille Technology the brain is behind the Canute, hope to change that by getting their product into schools and libraries.
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They say, leaning Braille can significantly boost literacy and numeracy, making you more employable and improving your well-being.>>
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