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According to research, every morning, Americans wake up with a cup of coffee in hand and a newspaper to get the daily news. But, some of them are not able to read -- approximately 9 million Americans have sight problems/ visual impairments meaning that they cannot see things clearly or that they are completely blind. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress, the primary source of equipment for those in the United States who cannot read regular print because of their visual impairments, has almost 800,000 subscribers. They say that people who are blind might not get the opportunity to fully read the newspaper because braille and recorded versions are not available - and if they do, it is much harder for them to skim through the news quickly like other people can.

My question:

1) Why is it bad if some people can't access the news as much as other people?

2) What has also been done to make the news accessible to other people with disabilities?

2) What could be done to make the news more accessible so that everyone can get the same amount of news?

Comments (1)

  • British Council.jpg trusting_pear | Shohour High Public School | Lebanon
    26 Jun 2022

    You mentioned that Americans woke up on a newspaper and some have sight problems, shedding the light on visual journalism and how it can be inacessible. Here's comes the work of audio journalism which can be accessible to those 9 million Americans mentioned.

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