Wednesday, January 12, 2011

National Federation of the Blind Initiatives to Promote Braille Literacy -

By Guest Blogger Treva Olivero, Education Program Specialist, National Federation of the Blind

January is designated as National Braille Literacy Awareness Month in honor of the father of the Braille code, Louis Braille. Louis Braille was born on January 4, 1809. However, members of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) celebrate Braille literacy all year long through our programs to promote Braille. Nearly 90 percent of children in America who are blind are not learning to read and write, because they are not being taught Braille or given access to it. Through the initiatives of NFB, we strive to address this serious issue by promoting Braille literacy for people of all ages who are blind.

The following are some of the key programs we facilitate to help foster Braille literacy:
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