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National Braille Week

National Braille Week is a week long celebration of braille and other alternative formats organised by Royal Blind. We hold National Braille Week during the week that World Sight Day falls.

About World Sight Day

The World Health Organization (WHO), which is the UN’s directing and coordinating authority for health, and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) are actively involved in coordinating events and activities for World Sight Day. 

Many communities, associations, and non-government organizations work together with WHO and IAPB to promote the day for the following purposes:

  • To raise public awareness of blindness and vision impairment as major international public health issues.

  • To influence governments, particularly health ministers, to participate in and designate funds for national blindness prevention programs.

  • To educate target audiences about blindness prevention, about VISION 2020 and its activities, and to generate support for VISION 2020 program activities.

Get Involved In National Braille Week

If you would like to organise an event to raise awareness of alternative formats during National Braille Week we would love to hear from you! 

Find out more about how to get involved and download free resources at


National Braille Week Registration of Interest

Please complete the form below if you would like to get involved in National Braille Week