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World Braille Day

World Braille Day

World Braille Day was created to raise awareness about how Braille plays a significant role in the complete realisation of human rights in the lives of blind and partially sighted people. We celebrate World Braille Day every year on January 4th because 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 Barbier’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!

 

Activities Ideas

  • Why not learn the braille alphabet today – here
  • Explore the sense of touch today with a sensory spaghetti activity – here
  • Or try out some underwater aerobics with our activity – here
  • Find out more about the inventor of Braille – here