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15-Year-Old Translating Restaurant Menus Into Braille

15-year-old Sophie Trist is spending her summer translating Louisiana restaurant menus into Braille. Trist charges $20 per menu — this is America, after all — but the menus can be a real help to visually impaired people. Trist, who is blind herself, tells the Louisiana Restaurant Association,"If a sighted person does not accompany me [to a restaurant], the simple task of ordering off of a menu becomes a challenge."

The Americans with Disabilities Act doesn't actually require restaurants to have braille menus because servers can read them to people, which sounds pretty annoying? Hopefully with the help of people like Trist, more visually impaired folks will be able to read restaurant menus in peace.

· Visually-Impaired Teen Offers Braille Menu Transcription [Louisiana Restaurant Association via Eater NOLA]
· All Menus Coverage on Eater [-E-]
[Photo: Brailleworks]