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In The News: Incarcerated Women Get Certified to Create Braille Books for Visually Impaired Kids

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.