Friday, 2 August 2013

Judges doing their job

By now, there was the criticism that no single blind judge could be found in Austria (by contrast with its neighbouring country Germany that has 70 judges with visual impairment). People with completed education and training in law were rejected due to their vision disability (see). Now, finally, people have decided differently and two blind Austrian judges will start working in January 2014.


Britta Evans-Fenton's Hearing Braille: "A small microphone is placed behind the paper with braille script. As the viewer runs his or her fingers across the page to feel the braille, they hear their touch on the paper. It makes the viewer extremely aware of their touch, almost heightening that sense on the sheet." (photo via)


  1. Abbie Winterburn2 August 2013 at 12:39

    I really like the diversity of your postings :)

    1. I'm happy to hear that, thanks.

    2. Abbie Winterburn2 August 2013 at 17:03

      You're welcome :)