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Image of alphabet in braille.

What is braille?

Braille is an efficient way for blind people to read and write. Comprising raised dots on special thick paper Braille is just letters, punctuation and numbers designed to be read by fingers rather than eyes.

Who uses braille?

Braille is for anyone who has lost, or is likely to lose, their sight and who finds using magnified print increasingly difficult or impossible. Braille is, however, a skill that is relatively hard to learn and does require a level of sensitivity in the fingertips that people who have worked with their hands, for example, may no longer have.

Braille is an essential skill for those who are deafblind and who are unable to use alternative access methods such as synthetic speech to read documents.

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