Braille Resources

A person using Braille

Braille is a tactile system in which raised dots represent the letters of the alphabet and numbers, which allow blind and partially sighted people to access literacy by reading and writing.

Browse the following Braille resources to find out more:

  • The Braillist Foundation – What braille is, who uses it, how you can start to learn it – and why it’s called braille
  • National Braille Association – An international organisation whose mission is to provide continuing education to those who prepare braille and to provide braille materials to persons who are visually impaired.
  • RNIB – Blog on why Braille remains an importance accessible format.
  • Scottish Braille Press – A leading provider of high quality alternative formats and offers a transcription service to create Braille.
  • Sight Scotland – A history of Braille,  including who invented it, how Braille symbols are formed and how Braille is written.
  • Word Braille Day – World Braille Day takes place on the 4 January every year to raise awareness about the importance of braille as a means of communication