[bksvol-discuss] OT: maps for the blind

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 17:59:34 -0800 (PST)

Probably those of you who listen to NPR know about this, but my daughter just 
sent this to me and she and I both thought it might be of interest to you.
Do you know about maps for the blind?  I heard a story
> about it on npr
> this morning.  This organization up here in SF called
> the Lighthouse is
> making them - so far they have sold 15.  The story was
> very interesting,
> about where in our brains we map places and what the
> ability to "see" a
> neighborhood or city does for blind people that they can't
> experience
> otherwise.  You could probably hear the story or read
> the transcript on
> the npr web site.
> Anyway I thought you might want to pass that onto your book
> group in
> case they don't know about it yet.  They have maps of
> the entire U.S.
> but said most of the requests they have received have been
> from people
> wanting to "see" what their own city looks like.


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