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Though braille is thought to be the main way blind people read and write, in Britain, out of the reported 2 million visually impaired population, it is estimated that only around 15–20 thousand people use braille. Younger people are turning to electronic text on computers with screen reader software instead, a more portable communication method that they can also use with their friends. A debate has started on how to make braille more attractive and for more teachers to be available to teach it.

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