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New Bible for the visually impaired

For broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 6 Apr 2014.

Huge resources have gone into making the Bible available in almost every language on earth.  But what about those who are visually impaired?

While Braille was invented in 1821, most of the world’s languages do not have a Braille Bible.  Of those that do exist, the cost is over $800 per copy, out of range for many people to purchase.

But now MegaVoice International has released a new, inexpensive hand-held Bible designed for the world’s 600 million blind, visually-impaired, and poor sighted readers.  And since it is solar-powered, there is no need for batteries.

As well as allowing audio access to the Bible in a language of choice, the new product is expected to have a dramatic positive effect on education and literacy development.

Former chairman of Bible Society Australia (NSW & ACT), the Reverend Dr Roger Chilton, described the MegaVoice Bible as “a miraculous gift from God.”

I’m Rod Benson for the NSW Council of Churches.

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