"A human being is part of a whole called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself,  his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." Albert Einstein

Literacy as democracy

"You wouldn't tell a sighted person, 'oh it doesn't matter if you can't read'.  It shouldn't be any different for a blind person."  

The ability to read braille can transform the financial and social health of blind people, of which there are 360,000 in the UK according to the RNIB.  That's why an emerging group of social entrepreneurs and activists have made it their mission to reinvigorate what they call "the braille nation".  I had the pleasure of meeting them while researching this article for Red Bull Amaphiko Magazine:

Joining the dots...

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