World Braille Day - January 4
Wed Jan 4th

World Braille Day

Every year, World Braille Day reminds us of the importance of accessibility and freedom for those who are blind or visually impaired.

Around 36 million people around the world are blind. The number of people diagnosed with blindness is expected to rise to 115 million by 2050, according to 115 million. Many people who are blind or have severe vision impairments face a variety of challenges in life. Managing new environments, using a notebook, handling money, and arranging clothing are all examples of these challenges.

Blind people have learned how to cope with many of these situations. In today's world, advanced technology and voice activation make a blind person's life much more manageable. However, one invention, in particular, has helped thousands of blind people. Braille is a form of braille, and it was first invented almost 200 years ago. Braille gives blind people the ability to read and even write letters. The system is based on raised dots that form letters and words that are read by touch.

Louis braille

In 1824, Louis Braille invented the raised dots reading device. Louis will lose his sight after an accident in his father's harness store at the age of three, born on January 4, 1809 in France. He would later attend the National Institute for Blind Children in Paris. When he reaches the age of ten, he will meet Charles Barbier, a captain in Napolean's army, and his passion for music will benefit him. Night Writing was the captain's lesson to the students about a communication code that used dots. Louis Braille invented a 6 dot fingertip reading device when he was only 15 years old, combining his love of music and the inception of code exchange.

Louis died in 1852, two years before France's Royal Institute for the Blind Youth introduced a braille curriculum. By 1916, American schools were teaching braille to their blind students.

How to celebrate #worldbrailleday

Around the world, organisations from around the world host events to raise money for braille and other common modes of communication. To participate: To participate: To participate: To participate: You must register:

  • Attention to ATMs, elevators, calculators, symbols, and other braille-containing braille
  • Learn more about Louis Braille and the braille's past
  • Helen Keller, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and Andrea Bocelli are among the many blind or visually impaired people who are blind or visually impaired, including Helen Keller, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and Andrea Bocelli
  • If you know of someone who is blind, ask how braille has been of benefit to them
  • Share your story. Be an inspiration to others

#WorldBrailleDay is a hashtag that will be shared on social media, no matter how you participate.

History of the world braille day has influenced history

The World Blind Union and its partner organisations commemorated the 200th anniversary of Louis Braille's birth in 2009. The celebrations in the United States developed into World Braille Day. The UN General Assembly decided to make it a formal event by naming January 4th as World Braille Day in 2018. Louis Braille's birthday, January 4th, is commemorated. In 2019, the United Nations commemorated the first official World Braille Day.