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World Braille Day


November 2018

Louis Braille created and published his braille system of communication in 1829 and every year World Braille Day is celebrated on 4th Januarywhich was his birthday.

Although, today, fewer than 1% of the two million visually impaired people in the U.K. use Braille, the day remains an essential reminder of the importance of accessibility and independence for those who are blind or visually impaired. It increases awareness about braille, and other accessible forms of communication, to ensure that everyone has the same ability and freedom to make personal choices in their everyday life.

Ringwood and Fordingbridge Club for the Blind provide as much support for their members as possible with a 'Talking News' CD, audio books, a club newsletter in large print, and advice about equipment to facilitate reading of books, magazines or newspapers. The club meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at Greyfriars Activity Centre and anyone with any degree of visual impairment is welcome to join us.