World Braille Day
01/04/2012 (All day)
The 4th of January is World Braille Day, as it is the Birthday of Louis Braille, the young Frenchman who invented the code in 1821. Braille helps to provide equal opportunity for many blind people worldwide, and its use is supported throughout CBM programme work.
CBM and Braille
CBM - with its long history of working in the field of visual impairment - helps build the capacity of many programmes that use Braille in developing countries worldwide. This can sometimes take the form of inclusive education, where Braille is an integral part of teaching materials or, alternatively, might involve supporting organisations that produce books in Braille.