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.

Louis Braille

Who was Louis Braille?

Louis Braille (4 January 1809 to 6 January 1852) was from a small town called Coupvray in France. 

Braille Facts

Braille Facts

Braille is a tactile reading and writing system used by blind and visually impaired people who cannot access print materials. On this page you can read about what braille is, how its used, the history of braille and how it's written. 

Braille sheets at Scottish Braille Press

Benefits of Braille

It has been argued that with the advent of digital technology, braille is becoming a less relevant tool for blind individuals.

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About Blindness

There are around 188,000 people in Scotland affected with significant sight loss, with this figure set to double by 2031.

Woman proofreads Braille

The Scottish Braille Press

The Scottish Braille Press was founded in 1891 and transcribes any document into Braille, large print or audio formats.