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Braille typewriters get a digital-era update

Computer screen, text-to-speech feature on Perkins School’s system help the blind master a tool they may need to find a job

Like 6-year-olds around the world, Madison Logan is learning to read and write. Unlike most children, however, the Quincy girl has vision problems severe enough to make her legally blind. But that is not slowing her down.

“L, C, H, W,” Logan said as she read letters with the fingers of her right hand on a recent day.

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