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Robert Dyson
Englewood, Colorado

August 24, 2009

Dear President Obama:

I am writing to you to express the importance of Braille in my life. I lost my vision two months before my twenty-first birthday, and I am now thirty-seven. The first year was the hardest because all that I could think of was the things that I could not do.

I became a student at the Colorado Center for the Blind (CCB), where I now work as the administrative assistant. The Braille that I learned while a student at the CCB is now an important resource for me on the job. The ability to read and write is an essential skill for anyone who is living independently.

Robert Dyson