Braille without borders
For Gidi Ahronovich, his visual impairment is not the only thing he has to battle. From social discrimination to dealing with curious queries on how his
‘love life’ would end up, to drawing swords up against the telephone giant Orange in his country, for only having a “drawing of an envelope on the phone
screen” to announce the arrival of a new message instead of the usual voice alerts, Ahronovich’s story is not a blind man’s sob story but that of a winner
His tone is cynical and touches a strong chord that is both raw and real, making him a perfect voice to be featured in the day’s choice of blog posts under
the heading ‘What you see is what you get’ on inclusiveplanet.com.
It is voices such as these that the founders of inclusiveplanet.com hope will resonate globally, strong enough to send the message across: the visually
impaired can neither be ignored nor their prowess undermined.