Give the gift of braille for World Braille Day

Today, January 4th is World Braille Day, an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on the importance of Braille Literacy. 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.
You could win a free BrailleNote Touch or Brailliant BI 32
To mark this important event, HumanWare encourages everyone to register someone you know who is visually impaired (or yourself) for a chance to win a brand new BrailleNote Touch, first and only Google certified Braille Tablet or a Brailliant BI 32 braille display.


The winners will be announced on February 1st, 2017.

Did you know…

  • World Braille Day is celebrated annually on January 4th in honor of Louis Braille, the inventor of braille who was born on this day in 1809.
  • Approximately 285 million people worldwide live with low vision and blindness
  • Of these, 39 million people are blind and 246 million have moderate or severe visual impairment
  • 90% of blind people live in low-income countries
  • Yet 80% of visual impairment is avoidable – i.e. readily treatable and/or preventable
  • Restorations of sight, and blindness prevention strategies are among the most cost-effective interventions in health care
  • The number of people blind from infectious causes has greatly reduced in the past 20 years
  • An estimated 19 million children are visually impaired
  • About 65 % of all people who are visually impaired are aged 50 and older, while this age group comprises only 20% of the world’s population
  • Increasing elderly populations in many countries mean that more people will be at risk of age-related visual impairment.


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