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UN declares as “World Braille Day” on 210th birthday

Monday - January 7, 2019 11:47 am , Category : Fun Facts

January 4 was the 210th birthday of Louis Braille, the person who invented the system of raised dots to help blind and partially sighted people communicate. The day will now observed as “World Braille Day” to raise awareness of the importance of braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for blind & partially sighted people.

Louis Braille was born in the town of Coupvray, near Paris. He was an educator and the inventor of the reading and writing system used by blind and visually impaired people around the world.



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