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Braille is a reading and writing system for people who are blind or have low vision. For people who are deaf and blind it is often their only means of communication.

  • Madilyn was born blind. With braille resources, Madilyn is able to learn and take part at school.
  • Adrian lives with low vision and often uses a smartphone to assist in reading text. Adrian is also fluent in braille. When Adrian does not have access to a smartphone Adrian requests copies of text in braille to enable reading.

Steps to take

Before starting:

  1. Make sure you do research with the people who will use your information.
  2. Find out how those people will access your resources – whether it be in print, online or with support from others. Be aware that some people rely more on audio material and screen reading technology.
  3. Consider making your resources available in braille on request. Putting braille on your business cards is also a great way to promote inclusive practices.

We can help with commissioning braille resources from an expert organisation. Email us at

Supporting resources

The importance of braille: Madilyn's story

Learn how Madilyn became fluent in braille and the important role it plays (2 minutes 31 seconds):

Page last updated: 22 June 2021