World Braille Day (January 4)
- The Day is observed to mark the birth anniversary of Louis Braille, the inventor of Braille for people with visual disabilities.
- World Braille Day was declared in 2019 by the United Nations General Assembly.
- The Day is observed to raise awareness of the importance of Braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for blind and partially sighted people
- Louis Braille, a Frenchman who was accidentally rendered blind at a young age, developed the Braille method in late 1820s
- According to a report by the World Health Organization about 39 million people are visually challenged in the world and about 253 million people are suffering from some kind of eye problem.