National Braille Week runs every year, coinciding with World Sight Day. Upcoming dates are:


  • 8-14 October 2018


Stay tuned for updates on our future events!


Get Involved in National Braille Week

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.

Social Media

Support our social media campaign! During National Braille Week share photos on social media of Braille that you see in your daily lives - on menus, medicine packets, trains, bathrooms. Tweet using the hashtags  #nationalbrailleweek and #spotthedot

Follow @royalblind on Twitter and Facebook for daily Braille puzzles, activities and blogs. Share them widely to spread the word!


Schools and community groups such as Brownies and Scouts can have a "brailliant" time using our online resources to learn about Braille. We have power points, apps, videos and games. Browse our resources section.


Organise your own event at your workplace to celebrate National Braille Week. Download our posters and use our free resources.

Find out what events we are organising that you can come along to in our current events section. 

eBay auction

During National Braille Week we hold an eBay auction of signed celebrity memorabilia to raise funds for Royal Blind. Please support Royal Blind's services for visually impaired people by participating in our eBay auction or by making a donation to Royal Blind.

Spot the Dot Gallery

Spot the Dot Gallery

On this page we are building a gallery of images to show the many, many different ways Braille can be useful in everyday life - and we need your help to fill it!
So if you 'spot the dot' anywhere around town, then take a snap and tweet it with #spotthedot - or send it to us at

The aim is to show that Braille is not just used in books - it has many everyday uses which can empower people with visual impairment to get on with life independently.

National Braille Week - your involvement