Braille is a tactile writing system used by the blind and the visually impaired. It is traditionally written with embossed paper. Braille-users can read computer screens and other electronic supports thanks to refreshable braille displays. They can write braille with the original slate and stylus or type it on a braille writer, such as a portable braille note-taker, or on a computer that prints with a braille embosser.

World Braille Day - 2020

On January 4th, we celebrate World Braille Day and the huge impact that Louis Braille’s invention has had on the lives of blind people all over the world. Braille always has been and always will be more than just a tool for blind individuals who use it. Braille represents competency, independence, and equality. Braille is not a code to be deciphered but it is a method of reading and writing that is equal in value to print for sighted people.

World Braille Day 2019

On January 4th, we celebrate World Braille Day and the huge impact that Louis Braille’s invention has had on the lives of blind people all over the world. Braille always has been and always will be more than just a tool for blind individuals who use it. Braille represents competency, independence, and equality. Braille is not a code to be deciphered but it is a method of reading and writing that is equal in value to print for sighted people.

World Braille Day 2018

On January 4th, we celebrate World Braille Day and the huge impact that Louis Braille’s invention has had on the lives of blind people all over the world. Braille always has been and always will be more than just a tool for blind individuals who use it. Braille represents competency, independence, and equality. Braille is not a code to be deciphered but it is a method of reading and writing that is equal in value to print for sighted people.

World Braille Day 2017

On January 4th, we celebrate World Braille Day and the huge impact that Louis Braille’s invention has had on the lives of blind people all over the world. Braille always has been and always will be more than just a tool for blind individuals who use it. Braille represents competency, independence, and equality. Braille is not a code to be deciphered but it is a method of reading and writing that is equal in value to print for sighted people.

The Importance of Braille Literacy - WBU Press Release for World Braille Day

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Press Release - Toronto, Canada: On January 4th, we celebrate World Braille Day and the huge impact that Louis Braille’s invention has had on the lives of blind people all over the world. Braille always has been and always will be more than just a tool for blind individuals who use it. Braille represents competency, independence, and equality. Braille is not a code to be deciphered but it is a method of reading and writing that is equal in value to print for sighted people.

Liblouis project

Liblouis webpage

The Liblouis software suite provides an open-source braille translator, back-translator and formatter for a large number of languages and braille codes. It is a set of libraries designed for use in any of a number of applications, both free and commercial. It is written in C so that it does not require a runtime environment and hence can be used in applications written in high-level languages such as Java and Python.

Communication aids for blind persons -- Identifiers, names and assignation to coded character sets for 8-dot Braille characters -- Part 2: Latin alphabet based character sets

The objective of this Technical Report is, in addition to ISO/IEC 10646-1:2000 which encodes 8-dot Braille patterns, to assign semantics to 8-dot Braille patterns via mapping to other coded character sets. Their coding with the 8-bit code is determined in order to set guidelines for the manufacturing of compatible input and output equipment using the Braille system. This enables visually-impaired persons to interprete the output of data processing equipment and facilitates communication with sighted people.

Communication aids for blind persons -- Identifiers, names and assignation to coded character sets for 8-dot Braille characters -- Part 1: General guidelines for Braille identifiers and shift marks

The objective of this Technical Report is, in addition to ISO/IEC 10646-1:2000 which encodes 8-dot Braille patterns, to assign semantics to 8-dot Braille patterns via mapping to other coded character sets. Their coding with the 8-bit code is determined in order to set guidelines for the manufacturing of compatible input and output equipment using the Braille system. This enables visually-impaired persons to interprete the output of data processing equipment and facilitates communication with sighted people.