Posted on October 10, 2015

Braille is Vital to Literacy for
the Visually Impaired

Please read the article titled “Braille is Vital to Literacy for the Visually Impaired” by Gwen Sadler, for additional information about braille readers.

Louis Braille Commemorative Coin

The National Association of Blind Merchants realizes there is a crisis in literacy education for blind children. Our blind merchants actively promote Braille through http://www.braille.org/. The first ever Louis Braille silver dollar will actually have raised letters embossed on the coin. Congress mandated the minting of the coin, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille. The coin will be released by the United States Mint, in partnership with the National Federation of the Blind, in ceremonies at the NFB Jernigan Institute in Baltimore. There will also be hundreds of coin release events throughout the country. A percentage of sales from each coin go directly to fund targeted Braille literacy programs. Collectors will want one of these coins. Many will want to purchase a coin to support expanded Braille literacy programs. Learn more about the coin and how you can support Braille literacy through the National Federation of the Blind by visiting http://www.nfb.org/braille-initiative.