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British Vogue Releases Its First Braille Edition

Sat 13 May 2023 | 12:35 PM
Yara Sameh

British Vogue has released a braille edition of the magazine for the first time in its 107-year history. The May issue of the publication has also been made available in audio format to increase access for blind and partially sighted people.

“The Vogue team and I are delighted by the response to the May issue, but what the process of making it taught us is that what’s most important are tangible and lasting changes," Edward Enninful, the editor-in-chief, wrote on Instagram.

“Vogue and the fashion and publishing industries have a great deal to do still, but it makes me very happy to see the arrival of these first braille issues today.”

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Titled Reframing Fashion, this month’s magazine focuses on disability justice, accessibility, and pride. 

It is produced in collaboration with Tilting the Lens, an accessibility and inclusion consultancy company that has advised brands like Netflix and Starbucks on how to make their businesses more disability-friendly, the edition features 19 disabled people from fashion, sport, activism, and the arts.

Each of the five covers shows an influential disabled activist or prominent individual, including actor Selma Blair and consultant editor Sinéad Burke.