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World Braille Day January 4th

Braille is an amazing system of raised dots that allows blind and partially sighted people to read and write. Developed by Louis Braille in 19th century France, it is a tactile representation of alphabetic and numerical symbols that uses six dots to represent each letter and number, as well as musical, mathematical, and scientific symbols. Braille enables people with visual impairments to access the same books and periodicals as those printed in a visual font, and it has truly changed the lives of many. Braille is a powerful tool that helps people with disabilities access education, freedom of expression, opinion, and social inclusion. Article 2 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities emphasizes how essential Braille is to ensure the rights of people with disabilities are respected. Braille provides an avenue for individuals with disabilities to more fully participate in society, as they can access educational resources, engage in meaningful conversations, and be included in social activities. Braille is an invaluable tool for people with disabilities to access their rights and participate in our world. To learn more about Braille, there are lots of great resources online, including websites and videos. You can also reach out to organizations that specialize in helping people who are visually impaired to get more information. 

This information was gathered from World Braille Day | United Nations