The Press: Touch & Sound

The nation's 400, 000 blind can escape their dark prison only through touch and sound. This week, to charter subscribers went copies of a new quarterly that seeks to guide its blind readers, through touch, into their favorite corner of the world of sound. Its name: Overtones. Its subject: music.

Overtones joins the list of publications for the 160,000*; who have learned to read by the Braille system of raised dots. It is aimed exclusively at the blind person's understandable love of music. In its eleven articles—reprinted free from such publications as the New...

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