World Braille day is celebrated on the 4th of January every year as that is Louis Braille’s birthday. He is the individual who invented braille.
He was blinded in a childhood accident and mastered his new way of living. At the age of 15, he created braille. Obviously, it has been tweaked over the years but is used worldwide to read and write.
This day is a reminder of how important it is for the independence for visually impaired individuals. Many places such as restaurants, banks, and even hospitals do not have their menus, statements or bills in braille. This takes away the freedom to be able to choose your own meal or keep your bills private.
It is important to spread awareness about braille and other forms of communication for the visually impaired. Everyone deserves the right to the same service regardless of their ability. Make a difference by spreading awareness and doing your part this world braille day. You can do this by sharing your knowledge, suggesting braille to business and restaurants. Even making a change in your own workspace could make a big difference.
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