Joseph tells us why he thinks Braille is so important to recognise and celebrate:
“I think that Braille is an important skill for people of all different levels of vision impairment to learn. Although I think that modern assistive technologies such as screen readers should also be learned, it is always a good idea to keep your options open.
I personally feel that Braille is at its best when using it for writing due to the speed I think it provides over traditional handwriting. I also find Braille reading is more efficient than print reading due to the large font size I require.
Braille can be learned in many fun and interesting ways such as creating Braille pictures and even Braille Rubix cubes, but my favourite way is Braille LEGO. with Braille LEGO you can play games like hangman or create words from a certain subject with the bricks.
Overall, I also feel that Braille opens up many great opportunities later in life, it can help you keep up with work at the best speed you can.”