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World Braille Day

World Braille Day

World Braille Day is celebrated every year on the 4th January, the birthday of Louis Braille. Braille is a system of raised dots that can be read with the fingers, and it is used by people who are blind or have low vision. The system was invented by Louis Braille when he was just fifteen years old, and it has been helping people to read and write for over 200 years. On World Braille Day, we celebrate the life of Louis Braille and the incredible gift that he has given to the world. We also remember that blindness is no barrier to achievement, and we celebrate the accomplishments of all people who are blind or have low vision.

Mark this day in your care setting by taking part in the below activities:

Activity Ideas:

  • Why not learn the braille alphabet using this resource – here
  • Explore the sense of touch today with a sensory spaghetti activity- here
  • Enjoy this Oomph! Mindfulness: Sound Healing Piano Soundscape – here