Stevie Wonder issued an important message about disability awareness at the Grammy Awards on Monday night.
Addressing the crowd while announcing the winner for Song of the Year, Wonder charmed the audience by teasing everyone else about not being able to read Braille like he can.
Drawing a big laugh at the event, which was described by many viewers at home as “boring” and “lacklustre”, he jokingly jibed: “Y’all can’t read this? Uh-huh. You can’t read this, you can’t read braille,” while holding up the golden envelope to the camera.
He then used the platform to highlight the importance of accessibility for those with disabilities: “I just want to say, before I say the winner, that we need to make everything accessible to every single person with a disability.”
Grammys 2016: in pictures
Grammys 2016: in pictures
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The iconic singer presented the award to Ed Sheeran for his single "Thinking Out Loud", which Wonder called a “great song”.
Accepting his award, Sheeran said: “If you would have told my 11-year-old, 5-year-old, any age, that I would have received an award from Stevie Wonder then I would have been chuffed so thank you.”
Wonder went blind as a baby shortly after being born prematurely. With a career spanning five decades, he has won 25 Grammy awards including a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 1996.