Have you ever been blindfolded and spun around a few times and then felt completely disoriented? Most of us take our sense of sight for granted. Take a moment to think about those visually handicapped people out there who would give anything to be able to see.
“… World Braille Day is celebrated every year on 4th January around the world to commemorate the birthday of Louis Braille. Louis Braille is credited with inventing the Braille language, which helps blind people to read as well as write.
Louis Braille was born in France. At the age of 3, he accidentally became blind. However, he had a great yearning to be able to read and write properly, despite his disability. An attentive kid at school, at the age of 15, he developed a set of symbols by making raised dots on a piece of paper. The dots could be easily felt by hand, thus enabling even the blind to feel them and hence, read and write…” Read on
It is not an occasion that is spoken of very often, but for those who care, there can be no better time to give tribute than now.
This is my way of celebrating his achievements! The one word that came to my mind when I thought of how braille has changed peoples’ lives is by letting them read and write. To express. To LOVE.
Don’t take anything for granted.