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Inclusion in action: Jack shows students what’s possible with Office 365, a screen reader and a keyboard

Today, we meet Jack Mendez, an instructor, at the Louisiana Center for the Blind. Jack shows his students the full power of technology, and teaches them about the accessibility features and capabilities in Office 365 and Windows 10. Jack’s story is part of our Inclusion in action series announced last month, highlighting how accessible technologies enable transformative change.

Here’s his story.

When a sighted person walks into Jack Mendez’s classroom, one of the first things they notice is a workstation without a screen. For Jack, this is a striking example how far assistive technology has advanced.

“I have a computer without a screen, and that’s intentional because I want people to understand that all you need is a keyboard and some headphones.” said Jack. “You can produce and consume content and use the computer…. go to full story

Source: LOUIS BRAILLE ONLINE RESOURCE – Home

Learn About Louis Braille and the Braille Method of Reading and Writing

charcoal portrait of Louis Braille

The Louis Braille Online Resource provides information about Louis Braille and the braille code he created.

​Louis Braille was fifteen years old when he developed his raised dot method of reading and writing. He called it “my alphabet.” His alphabet is now called braille in honor of the young man who devised it. It has been ​adapted to hundreds of languages and ​dialects throughout the world.​
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