World Braille Day
January 4 is the birth anniversary of Louis Braille. He discovered a tactile method by using raised dots that allow visually impaired people to read and write. Braille was born in 1809. He lost his sight when he was 3 years old. In 1825, he created the braille code that is used today.
February 17, 2022, CSDB will be hosting the Braille Challenge. This is a contest where students compete against other students across the nation. Prizes are awarded and students have fun competing and showing off all their braille skills. Contests are held at various locations and times throughout the nation.
5 interesting facts about braille from https://blog.byjus.com/early-learn/world-braille-day-louis-2022-blind-people-read-story/
- Braille started off as a mode of ‘night-writing’.
- Braille books are thicker than print books.
- Did you know there are braille games now?
- Braille math is called Nemeth Code (Also, UEB Math Code).
- Braille keyboards in smartphones.