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The Braille flag is a fully tactile graphic accompanied with a user key that aides the blind in denoting the orientation, and colors of the American flag's stripes, stars and blue field. It also contains the Pledge of Allegiance in raised print and grades one and two Braille. It was created by Randolph Cabral, president of Kansas Braille Transcription Institute, in Wichita, Kansas, as a result of a request from the Newton chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for a Braille version of the American flag and the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Braille flag was endorsed by the Blinded Veterans Association during its 61st Annual Convention in Buffalo, New York, in 2006.
Congressman Todd Tiahrt of Kansas, along with 16 others, co-sponsored a bill asking the 110th Congress to place the Braille flag as a monument to Americas' blinded veterans, blind service members, and other blind Americans at the Arlington National Cemetery. H.R. 4169 passed the House on 14 Feb 2008.
- "Group Hopes Braille Flag Becomes Tool For Sighted, Blind", The Topeka Capitol-Journal, 22 Jul 2006, http://cjonline.com/stories/072206/loc_brailleflag.shtml
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