World Braille Day

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 – 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 - 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
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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, brailer 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.

Example of Braille Characters from VectorStock.

Speaking of Braille, LEGO’s have blocks that help teach braille.

Other Names and Languages

EnglishWorld Braille Day
Arabicيوم برايل العالم
GermanWelt-Braille-Tag
Hebrewעולם היום ברייל
Korean세계 점자의 날
NorwegianVerdensdag for blindeskrift / braille
SpanishDía 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?

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