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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 Shalika Karunaratne

Shalika Karunaratne (42),
Colombo/Sri Lanka

»I hope Braille21 will discuss the importance of encouraging young children with low vision to learn the braille system of reading and writing.«

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