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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
- Make sure you do research with the people who will use your information.
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Braille: What you need to know (Vision Australia)
- Braille information fact sheet (Better Health Channel)
The importance of braille: Madilyn's story
Learn how Madilyn became fluent in braille and the important role it plays (2 minutes 31 seconds):