Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A World Without Books?


This video is heartrending in its own way. I just can’t specify all the books I’d miss if I were blind, and thinking about my life without them is like imagining myself living in a world where oxygen is close to non-existent. This is no exaggeration. I’ve spent a majority of my life in the company of books, and they helped in paving the yellow brick road toward my dreams and goals. :’)

Anyway, I think the dilemma above could easily be solved. Blind people can read nowadays! There’s braille, screen readers, audiobooks, etc. They wouldn’t miss out on the colorful realm of literature that we—readers with the gift of sight—are enjoying right now just because they can’t see the inked letters on the pages. The reading experience is entirely different, but like what I always say, it’s not how you read…it’s that you read.

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