Two Blind Sisters

Vera Cotturo

Hi everyone, just wanted to share something which I found really interesting and very touching. It’s a factual story Sonia and Anita, two blind sisters living in India that have been so since birth, but a simple eye operation makes it possible for them to see their mom for the first time. The nonprofit organization 20/20/20 provides free operations to these sisters–as well as thousands of other people in developing countries. these procedures help blind people in developing countries who can not afford … Read More

Braille Literacy Statistics in India

Vera Cotturo

Braille literacy statistics in India show that there are 15 million blind people in India, two million of whom are children. In fact, one out of every three blind people in the world lives in India. But the silver lining behind this tragic situation is that up to 80 percent of blindness is curable or preventable. One out of every three blind people in the world lives in India – an estimated 15 million blind people live in India. Every … Read More

Why 90% of the Blind Can’t Read

Vera Cotturo

I did some research on the internet, and this is part of what I found. A generation ago 50 percent of blind schoolchildren used Braille, according to William M. Raeder, president of the National Braille Press in Boston. Now, he said, it’s less than 12 percent. Young blind students today are still instructed in Braille, but in the past few decades more students have been mainstreamed and no longer receive daily instruction. That is significant, because reading and writing Braille … Read More