- Six students win a design competition with a text-to-braille scanner, envision a future with a higher braille-literacy rate
Six friends who met freshman year at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) combined their talents during a 15-hour "hackathon" competition in February 2016 to create Tactile, a portable scanner that is designed to translate text directly into braille.
- Philip "Phil" Hatlen, Creator of the Expanded Core Curriculum, Has Died
Dr. Hatlen, who died January 14, 2016, once said, "Stand tall, be proud of your profession. . . . Be gentle, be creative, and respect the dignity of all children. Love life, work hard, live with a passion for everything that you do. Laugh a lot, and help your students to learn to laugh."