World Braille Day – A day to honor the way blind and visual impaired people can read. Braille uses a series of bump dots to use for letters and numbers, so that the blind and visual impaired can read. #BrailleDay
World Braille Day
This day is celebrated annually on January 4 because it honors the birthday of the inventor of Braille, Louis Braille. Braille was born in 1809 in France and became blind after a childhood accident.
He was said to master being blind very quickly as part of his new way of living. By age 15, he crated the reading and writing system based on Charles Barbier’s night writing system.
Today, braile is said to be easier to read and used all over the world.
There are even machines that will help make braille letters and labels.
Speaking of Braille, LEGO’s have blocks that help teach braille.
Other Names and Languages
|English||World Braille Day|
|Arabic||يوم برايل العالم|
|Hebrew||עולם היום ברייל|
|Korean||세계 점자의 날|
|Norwegian||Verdensdag for blindeskrift / braille|
|Spanish||Día Mundial del Braille|
Do you know how to read braille?
Feel free to share about your experience. Was it easy to learn? Are you blind, visually impaired or can you see?
First published January 3, 2020. Last updated or republished December 30, 2020.