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The basic form of braille has 6 dots – there were also 6 thematic priorities at the World Congress Braille21. Beneath the broad title “Innovations in Braille in the 21st Century”, there were interesting contributions from the following ranges of topics.

  1. Education and literacy
  2. Vocational training, employment and lifelong learning
  3. Research and development
  4. Improving access to information
  5. Braille as a part of Universal Design
  6. The role of Braille in enabling independent living


picture Boubakar Ouédraogo

Boubakar Ouédraogo (42),
Ouagadougou/Burkina Faso

»Braille should be accessible to the poorest and the needy!«

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