World Braille Day observed on 4 January

Jan 4, 2016 15:53 IST

World Braille Day4 January: World Braille Day

World Braille Day was observed across the world on 4 January 2016 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Louis Braille.

To mark this occasion, NGOs, as well as other organizations came together to raise awareness about the apathy towards visually impaired people and to help them be equal with the rest of the people.

The day also helps people to feel the importance to produce works in the Braille language to allow blinds to read the works.

About Louis Braille

Louis Braille, who was born in France on 4 January 1809, is credited for inventing the Braille script. The script helps the visually impaired people to read as well as write.

Braille, who became blind after an accident at the age of 3, created a language based on the patterns of raised dots on paper.

The dots could be felt and one can read anything that is unable to see.

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