January 4th is World Braille Day!
And as someone else said today, “It’s going to be a bumpy day!”
(Oh come on, you know you laughed.)
Louis Braille was just 15 years old when he began developing the communication system for people with vision impairment, in 1824. While its use is declining in favor of more modern assistive technologies (smartphones, screen readers, etc.), Braille is still an integral part of communication for many people with vision impairments. We have staff members who use Braille and Braille makers in our office, and have been able to assist other people with vision impairments learn how to use Braille in their lives, to increase their independence.
You can find a link to the Wikipedia article detailing the history and use of Braille in the title above, or via this link. If you are interested in
learning how Braille can increase your independence, please contact us at 706-314-0008 and we would be happy to help you. Let’s all take time today to appreciate how Braille has changed the world of communication for people with vision impairments!