About Post
Title :
World Braille Day
Objective :
To aware people about World Braille Day, about its inventor 'Louis Braille' and most importantly, How can people help a visually impaired person in their own capacity.
Colour Scheme :
Black; close your eyes! you see darkness, black everywhere; thats what they see.
Focus I :
The Braille Cells - 6 basic Cells to form all Braille alphabets & numbers.
Focus II :
World Braille Day is celebrated every year on 4th January around the world to commemorate the birthday of Louis Braille. Louis Braille is credited with inventing the Braille language which helps blind people to read as well as write.
Date :
4th January
Related to :
Braille Day, Braille Language and Visually Impaired people.
Connect Date :
04 January 1809; Born
Connect Place :
Coupvray, France
Special :
Louis Braille was born in France. At the age of 3, he accidentally became blind. However, he had a great yearning to be able to read and write properly, despite his disability. An attentive kid at school, at the age of 15, he developed a set of symbols by making raised dots on a piece of paper. The dots could be easily felt by hand, thus enabling even the blind to feel them and hence, read and write. The language developed by Louis Braille is today known as the Braille language. Louis's work was not only confined to alphabets. He was passionate about music too, and thus, in the latter part of his life, he even developed Braille language for music. While developing the language for music, he made a point to keep it flexible so that it could be adapted to almost any musical instrument around the world. The World Braille Day is celebrated every year to recognize the efforts of Louis Braille. His simple yet effective invention made it possible for blind people to read and write.
More Info :
Savi The World Braille Day is relatively a little known occasion. However, for individuals working for the blind, it is a day of great significance. There is no public holiday as such in any part of the world on this day. Various NGOs as well as other organizations come together on this day to raise awareness about the apathy towards blind people and to help them be equal with the rest of the people. Various competitions are organized across cities specifically for the blind. Awareness is also raised about the new technologies coming in the field of Braille language on this day. For example, in the earlier days, a special type of typewriter had to be used in order to write Braille language. Now a days, computers are also equipped to do the job. The World Braille Day is taken as an opportunity by various organizations and philanthropic individuals around the world to help the blind out there. The World Braille Day in 2009 marked the 200th birthday anniversary of Louis Braille. It was celebrated around the world, including that in France, where a special exhibition was organized in a museum dedicated to Louis Braille. In India, Belgium as well as Italy, special coins were released with the image of Louis Braille. Information courtesy - Calenderlabs. Picture courtesy - Aumswow.

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