Someone once called the braille “a symphony of raised dots”.
For those with vision on one or both eyes, it’s a strange piece of art -one that has provided opportunities for the visually impaired to do the impossible.
The powerful thing about this piece of miracle is that, it is a proof that vision goes beyond the realms of sight.
As we celebrate World Braille Day on January 4th, it’s time to dive into the mind of these ones who every minute of everyday, lives in a world where we can only imagine.
Keep scrolling to read about triumphant narratives of five individuals who transcended visual limitations to redefine triumph.
Haben Girma is a disability rights advocate, first deaf-blind graduate of Harvard Law School.
Tofiri Kibuuka is a Ugandan-Norwegian athlete. One of the first three blind people to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (along with John Opio and Lawrence Sserwambala). First African competitor at the Winter Paralympic Games.
Jack Birkett is fondly called “Orlando” and “The Incredible Orlando“. He is best known for his roles as Borgia Ginz in the Derek Jarman film Jubilee, and as Caliban in Jarman’s version of The Tempest, including 1984’s The Bride and in televised productions of Shakespeare.
Keith Salmon was an English painter & sculptor, blind through diabetes retinopathy.
Taha Hussein was an Egyptian writer and intellectual who became blind at the age of three.
Here’s why you should embrace braille despite your 2020 vision.
Learning Braille is not just about mastering a script; it’s about unlocking doors to independence, literacy, and a world of possibilities for the visually impaired. In a society driven by visual communication, Braille becomes the bridge that connects diverse individuals, fostering inclusivity and breaking down barriers.
Interested in learning braille? Here are some tips:
Start with Basics: Familiarize yourself with the Braille alphabet and numbers.
Consistency is Key: Practice regularly to build muscle memory and speed.
Utilize Resources: Braille books, online courses, and tactile materials enhance learning.
Connect with Community: Join Braille-focused groups or clubs for support and shared experiences.
Embark on the journey of Braille literacy; let the dots guide you towards a world where success knows no visual bounds.
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