In 1824, at the age of 15, Louis Braille invented a tactile reading and writing system for people who are blind or visually impaired. In December 2018, the UN General Assembly established World Braille Day that is now observed annually on January 4, the birthdate of Louis Braille. The United Nations “highlights the importance of the universal touch-based communication system for the full realization of human rights for blind and partially sighted people.”
“According to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, around 2.2 billion people globally have a vision impairment, of whom at least 1 billion have a vision impairment that could have been prevented, or is yet to be addressed.”
About 10 years ago I had the opportunity to visit The Kolkata Blind School in India. It was the first time that I watched people write in braille. It was awesome. The wooden and metal math boards made me happy.
What good can we do? If you have an opportunity to add braille to an establishment, please do (restaurants, banks, libraries, hospitals, etc.). Please add ideas in the comments as well.