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Visually impaired can now feel India through a Braille atlas


The National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organization has prepared an atlas of India in Braille.

The amazing initiative enables the visually impaired to feel and understand the geography of the country. People can sense the river systems, soils, crop patterns, Metro cities, and road network.

The atlas took 20 years to come into being. The makers tried various materials like sheet of metal and vinyl board, before finally making the atlas on paper.

India has 7.8 million visually impaired people, which means that one in every five blind persons in the world is an Indian.



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