World Braille Day – 4 January

“Braille Day” is celebrated in the world to raise awareness of the importance of Braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for blind and partially sighted people.

On 17 December 2018, the UN adopted the resolution (A/RES/73/161) proclaiming the 4th of January as “World Braille Day” recognizing that the full realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms relies on an inclusive written promotion.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted in 2015 pledges that no one will be left behind in the aim of ensuring that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives. The Convention considers Braille essential for education, freedom of expression and opinion, access to information and social inclusion.

Braille is a tactile reading and writing system used by blind and visually impaired people who cannot access print materials.  It uses raised dots to represent the letters of the print alphabet.

It also includes symbols to represent punctuation, mathematics and scientific characters, music, computer notation and foreign languages.This year, AHEAD celebrates the World Braille Day on 25 January 2020 with NGOs who are engaged with supporting and encouraging people who are blind and visually impaired people….upcoming activity 25 Jan 2020.

SR|AHEAD| 4.1.2020