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Braille and Moon

Braille and Moon

Braille is a system of raised dots which blind people read with their fingertips. A Braille character or "cell" consists of six dots, or eight when used with a computer (Hersh and Johnson (Eds.), 2008). Braille can be produced manually using a pointed stylus to push dots into paper or with a computer and embosser.

Moon is a tactile alphabet of raised lines and curves that people read by feeling with their fingertips. Moon characters are fairly large and many characters have a strong resemblance to their print equivalent.