What is World Braille Day? Facts, Importance and relevance

What is World Braille Day? Facts, Importance and relevance

Louis Braille was born in the village of Coupvray, France on January 4th 1809. He lost his sight at a very young age. At the age of eleven Braille found inspiration to modify Charles Barbier\"s night writing code to create an efficient written communication for the visually impaired. He spent nine years developing and refining the system of raised dots that have come to be known by his name Braille. Adjusted over time it is easier to read and used all over the world.


World Braille Day is celebrated on January 4th because it is Braille's birthday. It is a reminder of the importance and accessibility and independence of people who are visually impaired. Many establishments such as restaurants, banks, and hospitals don't offer braille versions of their menus, statements and bills. Due to this, visually impaired people find it difficult to keep their finances private.


This day spreads awareness about braille and other accessible forms of communication. Everyone deserves the same accommodations and service irrespective of their ability. Braille literacy is an important factor in creating equal opportunities for the visually challenged.


Louis Braille left this world in 1852, two years before his alma mater, France's Royal Institute for the blind youth adopted a Braille curriculum. By 1916, schools around the United States taught Braille to the students.


Today, Rubix cubes, watches, lego style bricks are constantly changing the way we use Braille and increase Braille literacy. It's found on everyday objects like ATMs, calculators. All credits goes to Louis Braille and the schools that adopted his reading and writing system.


Celebrate World Braille Day by increasing and spreading awareness by offering documented in Braille format. Let's try to make life easy for all.


The team of The Pink Comrade remembers Louis Braille on his birth anniversary.


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