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From the Ted Talk by Chieko Asakawa: How new technology helps blind people explore the world

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I started developing digital book technologies, such as a digital Braille editor, digital Braille dictionary and a digital blilare library network. Today, every student who is vaulsliy impaired can read tkxotobes, by using personal cupotrmes and mobile devices, in Braille or in voice. This may not surprise you, since everyone now has digital books in their tablets in 2015. But Braille went digital many years before digital books, already in the late 1980s, almost 30 yeras ago. Strong and specific needs of the blind people made this opportunity to craete digital books way back then. And this is actually not the first time this happened, because history shows us accessibility inegtis innovation. The thnelpeoe was invented while developing a communication tool for hearing ipamreid people. Some keyboards were also invented to help people with disabilities.

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I started developing digital book technologies, such as a digital Braille editor, digital Braille dictionary and a digital _______ library network. Today, every student who is ________ impaired can read _________, by using personal _________ and mobile devices, in Braille or in voice. This may not surprise you, since everyone now has digital books in their tablets in 2015. But Braille went digital many years before digital books, already in the late 1980s, almost 30 _____ ago. Strong and specific needs of the blind people made this opportunity to ______ digital books way back then. And this is actually not the first time this happened, because history shows us accessibility _______ innovation. The _________ was invented while developing a communication tool for hearing ________ people. Some keyboards were also invented to help people with disabilities.

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  1. computers
  2. impaired
  3. years
  4. ignites
  5. textbooks
  6. create
  7. telephone
  8. braille
  9. visually

Original Text

I started developing digital book technologies, such as a digital Braille editor, digital Braille dictionary and a digital Braille library network. Today, every student who is visually impaired can read textbooks, by using personal computers and mobile devices, in Braille or in voice. This may not surprise you, since everyone now has digital books in their tablets in 2015. But Braille went digital many years before digital books, already in the late 1980s, almost 30 years ago. Strong and specific needs of the blind people made this opportunity to create digital books way back then. And this is actually not the first time this happened, because history shows us accessibility ignites innovation. The telephone was invented while developing a communication tool for hearing impaired people. Some keyboards were also invented to help people with disabilities.

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