World Braille Day

Tiffany Brar
Posted January 22, 2019 from India

Every year on January 4th, the blind people like me, in this entire world celebrate World Braille Day. It is the birth date of Mr. Louis Braille. Do you all know who Louis Braille is? Yes, he is the founder of Braille dots. He created a reading and writing procedure for the blind people by use of raised six dots.  We blind people feel blessed and equal accessibility because of   Louis Braille. Braille system is used universally by blind people all over the world. World Braille Day is a prompt of the significance of user-friendliness and liberty for people who are sightless or visually challenged. Braille literacy is a significant aspect in equivalent opportunities for individuals with blindness.

 

Every blind person has the right and is officially permitted to use all the same accommodations and facility, as the sighted people can do. Today’s realism is that in lot of public places such as hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, transport services, educational institutions, banks, and hospitals don’t put forward braille versions of their print materials like menus, statements, and bills. Due to this, individuals with visual impairments often don’t have the liberty to decide anything on their own. It shows people with blindness like me are still not provided the full rights to equal accessibility and opportunities.

 

I have used Braille accessibility in my home town at some of the ATMs and elevators. Using Braille in those places alone doesn’t mean equal accessibility.  World Braille day aims on equal accessibility for the blind people in all places, anywhere in the world.

 

Reading is a central part of the whole quality of living—not only for edification and employment but being a knowledgeable inhabitant and a person who can benefit from fine art, compiling poems and creative writing. As a blind I depend on braille each day at my work places. I feel reading is more fundamental to my life.

 

The most pathetic situation is still most of the blind people are not having equal accessibility through Braille , which is very essential for blind people.

For years and years we blind people are fighting for equal accessibility, but we can’t do it alone. We want to promote for basic changes in our learning systems, job opportunities and so the people in the society will understand the obstacles of blind people and “a new accessible society will be created where there is no limits for blind people”.

 

 We need everyone in the society—to revolutionize the way the rest of the world sees upon people who are with blindness or visually impaired. It’s up to all of us, and I make out that a world of no restrictions is something we can create together for the blind people to have equal opportunities.

 

 

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jlanghus
Jan 22
Jan 22

Hi Tiffany,

How are you doing, dear? Thanks for sharing your informative and insightful post. I didn't know about Louise Braille. You're such a great role model and advocate for blind people everywhere:-) It makes sense that you would be fighting for what you're calling "basic changes." I love what you have quoted about creating a new society where there are no limits for blind people. That sounds like a great goal. Surely we could make a life easier for blind people.

I think you should consider submitting this story for the general story award, as you have such a strong voice and story to tell. If you're interested this is the link, "https://www.worldpulse.com/en/voices-rising/story-awards/share-story-any...

I hope you're having a great day, dear.

Seka
Jan 23
Jan 23

Ô chère Tiffany,
Le 4 janvier est un grand jour pour les aveugles car Brailles n'est pas à oublier! Nous nous en souviendrons aussi. Puisse cette méthodologie être accessible à tous les aveugles pour qu'ils puissent avoir accès à la lecture comme tous les autres.
Que votre voix soit entendue de tous!
Soyez en paix!
Seka