About this event
World Braille day is celebrated on 4 January as it marks its founder, Louis Braille, birthday.
Braille is a six-dot system in varying patterns of domino-like cells providing a total of 63 arrangements for different letters and numbers. Braille is a code that can be translated into any language.
World Braille day is a reminder of the importance of accessibility and independence for people who are blind or visually impaired. This day spreads awareness about braille and other accessible forms of communication.
Everyone deserves, and is legally entitled to, information in a format they can understand and this day raises awareness of braille as an additional accessible format.