European Blind Union issued a Position paper about braille

In september 2023, European Blind Union issued important document position paper on Access to Reading and Using Braille – a matter of the future clearly outlining our position. (external link, PDF file, 271 kB)

The position paper clearly states the situation we are in concerning using braille and states also important recommendations for all members to consider within the frame of their respective national situation and try to promote braille and its usage in each country. The importance of braille literacy is crucial for further wellbeing of a blind individual, it needs to be supported by law in each possible field, most of all, in the early education of a blind child.

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  1. (Admin) Translated text:
    Hello,
    This document illustrates the need to complete the application for the learning and use of Braille to be included in UNESCO’s inventory of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity, which is currently being drafted under my coordination.
    This ambition is possible after having registered the learning and use of Braille in the national inventory of French intangible cultural heritage.
    https://www.culture.gouv.fr/Media/L-apprentissage-et-l-usage-du-braille
    The aim is to obtain worldwide recognition of the learning and use of Braille.
    Those interested in joining this initiative should register the learning and use of Braille in their country’s national inventory of intangible cultural heritage.
    For further information: joel-hardy@club-internet.fr
    With enthusiasm and my compliments

    (Admin) original text:
    Bonjour,
    Ce document illustre de la nécessité de faire aboutir le dossier d’inscription de l’apprentissage et l’usage du braille à l’inventaire du patrimoine culturel immatériel de l’humanité à l’UNESCO, en cours de rédaction sous ma coordination.
    Cette ambition est possible après avoir fait enregistré l’apprentissage et l’usage du braille à l’inventaire national du patrimoine culturel immatériel français.
    https://www.culture.gouv.fr/Media/L-apprentissage-et-l-usage-du-braille
    La démarche vise à obtenir une reconnaissance mondiale de l’apprentissage et l’usage du braille.
    Les personnes intéressées pour se joindre à cette démarche doivent inscrire l’apprentissage et l’usage du braille à l’inventaire national du patrimoine culturel immatériel de leur pays.
    Pour toutes informations : joel-hardy@club-internet.fr
    Avec enthousiasme et mes compliments

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