World Braille Day

Brailling on a beach in Alaska. A small, secluded island full of evergreens sits in the middle of Gastineau Channel, and on the far shore rise mountains. I’m smiling as I hold a cone on top of a large, snow-covered log. The log has twenty-five Spruce and Hemlock cones half submerged in snow. The cones spell: brrraille! Photography by Cameron Byrnes.

Happy World Braille Day! Louis Braille, a blind teacher, dreamed of a way for his students to enjoy books on their own. How would one read or write without sight? He invented a tactile reading system used by millions of blind people, and his birthday is now a day to celebrate this marvelous way to … Read more