World Braille Day

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World Braille Day is an international day on 4 January and celebrates awareness of the importance of braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for blind and visually impaired people.[1][2] The date for the event was chosen by the United Nations General Assembly via a proclamation in November 2018, and marks the birthday of Louis Braille, creator of this writing system.[3][4] The first World Braille Day was celebrated on January 4, 2019.[5][6]


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