World Braille Day Today!

New York: World Braille Day, observed on 4 January, highlights the importance of Braille as a means of communication for partially sighted and blind people. The day has been marked by the United Nations since 2019.

World Braille Day also marks the birth anniversary of Louis Braille, who was born on 4 January, 1809. The French educator invented the Braille system, after being blinded at a young age.

World Braille Day was formed in 2019 by the United Nations General Assembly. The day is observed on the birth anniversary of Louis Braille who was born on January 4, 1809. The Braille language is a tactical method of representing alphabetic and numerical symbols using six dots. The method even helps visually impaired people to identify not only letters and numbers but also musical notes, scientific and mathematical symbols through the sense of touch.

The Braille system proved to be a boon for the blind people and brightened their lives as they can read and even pursue studies like people with normal vision.

The celebration of World Braille Day is aimed at spreading awareness about the blind and to acknowledge that they deserve the same rights as other people. It also reminds people to be kind to the ones who are deprived of vision.

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