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VIDEO OF THE DAY: How Blind People Write Braille
June 4, 2012
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Blind film critic Tommy Edison, host of online show The Tommy Edison Experience, is always ready to respond to people's questions about what life is like as a blind man. In this video he breaks down the basics of Braille, a writing system that uses raised dots to represent words, allowing blind people to read using their hands. Tommy explains how he was able to write Braille back when he was in high school - it required a large, heavy machine, which Tommy admits he would intentionally swing around in the hallways to cause mischief.

Check out Tommy's entertaining explanation of Braille writing below, and stick around 'til the end for a quick reminder of why Braille name-tags never caught on:

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