Braille is a system of raised dots which blind people read with their fingertips. A Braille character or "cell" consists of 6 dots, or 8 when used with a computer1. Braille can be produced manually using a pointed stylus to push dots into paper or with a computer and embosser.
Moon is a tactile alphabet of raised lines and curves that people read by feeling with their fingertips. Moon characters are fairly large and many characters have a strong resemblance to their print equivalent.
Braille technology tends to be popular with blind users who have learnt Braille as it can be more efficient and precise than speech output. However the majority of Blind individuals do not read Braille and thus may prefer speech output (such as text to speech machines or software).Braille requires a fine sense of touch, some individuals with conditions such as diabetes, who have reduced finger sensitivity may find using Braille difficult and may find using Moon easier.1,2
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