WORLD BRAILLE DAY is observed on 4 January. It celebrates the awareness of the importance of braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for blind and visually impaired people.

We celebrate World Braille Day every year on January 4th because it’s LOUIS BRAILLE’S birthday, the inventor of braille. Louis was born in 1809 in France and became blind after a childhood accident. But, he quickly mastered his new way of living. When Louis was only 15 years old, he created a reading and writing system based on Charles Barbier’s night writing system. We know Louis’ system today as braille. Adjusted over time, braille is now easier to read and used all over the world!

Braille literacy is also an important factor in equal opportunities for people with blindness.

Today, Rubix cubes, watches, lego-style bricks, and other innovations are constantly changing the way we use braille and help increase braille literacy, too.
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