World Braille Day 4th January

 

World Braille Day

We celebrate World Braille Day every year on January 4th .



What is Braille ?

Braille is a tactile representation of alphabetic and numerical symbols using six dots to represent each letter and number, and even musical, mathematical and scientific symbols. Braille (named after its inventor in 19th century France, Louis Braille) is used by blind and partially sighted people to read the same books and periodicals as those printed in a visual font.

World Braille Day, celebrated since 2019, is observed to raise awareness of the importance of Braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for blind and partially sighted people.


why it’s worth celebrating.



Well, let’s talk about that so we can spread the word and invite more people to celebrate.

World Braille Day is a reminder of the importance of accessibility and independence for people who are blind or visually impaired.

it’s Louis Braille’s birthday. He’s the inventor of Braille. Louis was born in 1809 in France and became blind after a childhood accident. But, he quickly mastered his new way of living. When Louis was only 15 years old, he created a reading and writing system based on Charles Barber’s night writing system. We know Louis’ system today as braille. Adjusted over time, braille is now easier to read and used all over the world.

innovations are constantly changing the way we use braille and help increase braille literacy, too. That’s why you’ll find braille on objects you use every day — signs, ATMs, elevators, calculators, and more.

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