Today is World Braille Day - a day to recognize and celebrate the life changing impact that braille has for blind and visually impaired individuals across the globe.
Braille was named after its creator Louis Braille, who developed the system when he was just 15 years old. He created braille by further developing and streamlining a military code called "night writing," which French soldiers utilized to communicate on the battlefield without speaking or using candles. Now, braille is the world’s most popular tactile reading and writing system, using combinations of raised dots to spell out letters and punctuation.
We celebrate World Braille Day on Louis Braille's birthday, January 4th.
Please join us in celebrating braille awareness this month by sharing a fun fact with a friend or family member.
Follow these links to learn more about braille: