Empowerment

Using a Brailler
May 24, 2017
By Future In Sight

The Associated Press recently reported on the educational training currently being provided to inmates at the State of NH women's prison.

CONCORD, N.H. — Inside a prison workshop, several inmates tap away at what look like old typewriters.

The devices are actually Perkins Braillers, which are used to write the code relied upon by many visually impaired people. In a first for New Hampshire's prison system, 14 female inmates are spending much of the year learning Braille, so they can convert restaurant menus, textbooks and novels into Braille.

"To know I could actually do something good for somebody, that is good to know," said Molly Martel, who is in the fifth year of a 20- to 40-year sentence for stabbing a friend to death.

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Using a Brailler

NHPR recently reported on the training provided by Future In Sight to N.H. Voters on the State's accessible voting system, One4All.

CONCORD, N.H. — About 15 people in Concord learned how to use voting technology for the visually impaired at FutureInSight, a local non-profit. 

The system, called One4All, was first used in the 2016 state primary. 

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