Today, on the 4th of January, we celebrate World Braille Day. On this day in the year 1809 Louis Braille was born. Louis Braille perfected the typeface in the early 19th century, changing the lives of the blind and visually impaired.
Braille is a system of raised dots that can be read with the fingers. It enables people with blindness and visual impairment to access information, to read, to participate in education process, to integrate into society and to live more independently. Therefor it is important to promote the use of Braille so that it remains available and accessible option for the blind and visually impaired.
At the Deafblind Association of Slovenia DLAN we annually publish books in adapted writing, including Braille; and at the Day Centre for the deafblind we learn Braille.