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.