Stevie Wonder just got the whole Grammys audience to applaud for Braille accessibility.
'We need to make every single thing accessible to every single person with a disability.'
Stevie Wonder just got the entire Grammy audience to applaud for Braille.
Stevie Wonder was announcing the award for Song of the Year with the much-lauded a cappella group Pentatonix.
As he opened the envelope, he asked the group if they could read it.
The card was written in Braille.
It was a really awesome, off-the-cuff moment, especially for an awards show where stilted banter is the norm.
"You can’t read Braille, nanananananaaaaa!" Stevie said before giving a quick shoutout for accessibility and accommodations for people with all disabilities.
"We need to make every single thing accessible to every single person with a disability." — Stevie Wonder
It would've been easy for the Grammys to hand the card to one of the other performers on stage who aren't blind and have them read the winner. Props to whoever's idea it was to take the extra step to print Stevie's card in Braille so he could deliver the news himself.
It may seem like a small thing that the Grammys printed Stevie's envelope in Braille, but it showed just how simple and easy accessibility can be.
All it takes is a little prep and a bit of forethought, and what you get is pure delight.
That's something we can ALL deal with.