Graduation day came at a place you might not expect: York Correctional Institution.
The women’s state prison has developed a program to certify inmates in braille transcription, and the work is helping visually-impaired kids across Connecticut. Five women graduated from the program on Thursday.
Seeing the beauty of a butterfly through your fingers: it is one way braille illuminates the world for blind children.
“Now they can feel what a butterfly feels like,” Patrick Hill, Correctional Industry Supervisor, said. “They can feel what a flower feels like. It’s all tactile.”
To continue this story and read more, please see the (amazing!) Original Article by Jane Caffrey for NBC Connecticut.