I just learned that January is National Braille Literacy Month. Braille is the reading and writing system for the blind and visually impaired. In recognition of the month and the movement to improve literacy rates among the blind and visually impaired, Online Colleges has an interesting post with 15 facts about Braille, including the fact that Braille was developed by Louis Braille when he was only 15.
Other links of interest about Braille:
- Reading to your blind child – from the Louis Braille school
- Braille resources for parents – from the American Foundation for the Blind
- More about Braille Literacy Month and the low rates of Braille literacy among the blind and visually impaired – from Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired