January 4 is World Braille Day!

Get ready because on January 4, its time to celebrate World Braille Day! This is a day of celebrating the innovation of Braille. 

What is World Braille Day all about?

World Braille Day is celebrated every year on January 4 because it is Louis Braille's birthday, the inventor of braille! Louis was born in 1809 in France. He became blind after a childhood accident, and he quickly mastered his new way of living. When he was just 15 years old, he created the system we know today as braille, based on a system of writing developed by Charles Barbier. Over the years braille was tweaked to make it easier to read, and now it's used the world over.

Fingers using braille

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