Braille was: Re: Fwd: Via-voice

Mario Lang mlang at
Mon Mar 1 14:46:21 UTC 2004

Thomas Stivers <stivers_t at> writes:

> On 02/26/04  1:06 PM +0100, Mario Lang wrote:
> [snip]
>> I'd suggest you move to a country where they have
>> a bit more support for people with disabilities.  In certain
>> countries here in Europe for instance, it is perfectly normal
>> for a blind person to get a braille display fully paid
>> by either governmental institutions, or some mix of them, and
>> private organisations.
>> I have one at work (80 cell), and one at home (40 cell).  both are effectively
>> my property, although I only had to pay EUR 400 out of
>> my own pocket, for the private device.
> Are you seriously suggesting that someone move to another country for a
> braille display? Sounds like trimming toenails with a machete. *smile*

If I were a US citizen, without the ability to get a real
braille display for my personal usage, given the current political
situation in that country, yes, I'd seriously consider moving.

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