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Intersection: Braille Association Looks For New Home


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The Braille Association of Mid Florida produces embossed images like this sea turtle for some of its books. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

The Braille Association of Mid Florida produces embossed images like this sea turtle for some of its books. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

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For more than 50 years volunteers with the Braille Association of Mid Florida produced textbooks, and picture books, for visually impaired kids.

But now the volunteers have to move out of their temporary home at Longwood Elementary School. And until they find a new home the machines they use to make braille textbooks and embossed images will go into storage.

We talk with Braille Association president Mariann Witengier about the work they do and their search for a new home.


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »

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