U of I awards its first Braille diploma

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Bryan McMurray, who is himself blind, has created a Braille diploma. It is the first-ever for the university and it took weeks to perfect.

McMurray said the diploma was given to a blind student who earned a PhD in special needs.

McMurray said the student's excitement over actually being able read her own diploma made all the effort worthwhile.

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