World Braille Day


4th January is World Braille Day

Braille helps blind and visually impaired people to read and write and creates awareness to the challenges faced.

World Braille Day is celebrated annually on January 4th to celebrate the birthday of its inventor Louis Braille. Louis Braille was born in France, he was born being able to see but lost his sight at the age of 3. Despite this, he was still keen to learn to read and write in the same way as his contemporaries and devised the Braille system at the age of 15.

What is braille?

*braille is the system of raised dots to represent letters of the alphabet

*it includes symbols for punctuation, music and foreign languages

*learning to read Braille isn’t as difficult as you might think although it can take some time to get used to

*initially, training focuses on finger sensitivity

Here is a video that provides more information on this subject