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Friends make tactile Rubik's Cube for visually impaired


January 7, 2018

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Sasha Thomas' family has textured dots and stickers placed around the house to help identify various appliances, railings and other items.

His father placed them in their home so he can determine how to best help his clients at the Vancouver Veteran Affairs campus, where he works as a rehab outpatient specialist for the blind.

Thomas, 18, and his friend Carson Mowrer, 17, are both big fans of solving Rubik's Cube, and had been talking for more than a year about ways to bring the puzzle to people with visual impairments. They decided to borrow some of the textured i...

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