Why should we celebrate World Braille Day?

 

Since 2019, the United Nations (UN) has designated January 4th as World Braille Day.

Braille is not just a coded language, it's a unified method of communication relied on by many visually-impaired, blind, and deafblind people around the world.

In Article 2 of UN's Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Braille is a key part of "education, freedom of expression and opinion, as well as social inclusion.

Last year we asked Ruby, a middle schooler and vlogger on YouTube who is visually impaired, on what World Braille Day means to her.

She also gives a hands-on review of the Dot Watch and her journey in learning Braille. 

You can check out her video through the embed at the top of the page, or directly on YouTube by clicking here

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