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Thai researchers say they have developed a new and cheaper way for blind people to read text from a computer. 

A team at the Synchrotron Light Research Centre in Nakhon Ratchasima said they have developed a Braille display with polymer cylinders that react to light rays to help blind people read text.

While computer-connected Braille displays are not new, Synchrotron's innovation is the first of its kind in the world, and is much cheaper than other types of Braille displays, researcher Rungrueng Phatthanakun said.

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