National Braille Week

pupil Bo trying out the new LEGO braille bricks October 2019


National Braille Week aims to raise awareness of the importance of braille and other alternative formats that open up the written world to people with vision impairment.

National Braille Week is organised by the charity Royal Blind and runs in the second week of October from the 5th - 11th October 2020. 

This year we have been very excited to have been chosen as one of the first schools in the UK to try out the prototype LEGO braille bricks. Pupils at the Royal Blind School had an exclusive preview of the bricks. You can read all about their experience in the Sunday Post article here.

We've also been busy trying out the LEGO braille bricks in class, you can see some photos in our blog 

This week we held a special assembly where Royal Blind pupils have described how braille has changed their lives, also in our blog 

Finally this week, our fundraising team ran a pub quiz to a capacity crowd at Six Degrees North. Many supporters tested their wits against each other, with a team from Thorntons Solicitiors taking home the prize. The Royal Blind Pub Quiz has been a huge success again for the fundraising team again that once again sold out long before the event. Be sure to book your team in early for next year to avoid disappointment.   

Why not get involved  by organising your own event or activity. Browse our website for free resources!




Press Room

Press Room

Stories and events happening for National Braille Week.

Get Involved in National Braille Week

Get Involved in National Braille Week

 Hold a school assembly, organise an event or join our social media campaigns. We held a special assembly at the Royal Blind School today (Monday 7th October 2019) where pupils told us how braille had changed their lives.National Braille Week is an opportunity for individuals, organisations and schools across the country to get involved in promoting Braille. Please get involved and spread the word! If you are planning to organise your own activity let us know by completing the form below. 

About Braille

About Braille

Braille is a system of touch reading and writing in which raised dots represent the letters of the alphabet and numbers, as well as music notes and symbols.

Braille printed papers

Braille Resources

Download our free resources - worksheets, powerpoints, games and puzzles.

Email Us.

National Braille Week
Royal Blind

50 Gillespie Crescent


EH10 4JB

Tel : 0131 229 1456



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pupil playing with braille Lego bricks

National Braille Week Blog.

LEGO braille bricks being used in class