The braille code used by millions of blind and visually impaired people around the world continues to evolve in order to meet the needs of its users. The development and implementation next year of the Unified English Braille Code or UEB, is a change which will benefit and enhance the experience of many users, but it also presents a unique challenge. As of 2016, a great wealth of braille reading materials will become outmoded. At the LightHouse, we recognize this eventuality, but are poised to transform it into a great opportunity for Braille readers around the world.
The Lighthouse is accepting donations of Braille materials—books, magazines, textbooks, educational materials—anything in English Braille will be accepted. Braille writing materials such as Perkins Braillewriters, slates, styli, and braille paper are also welcome.
Once we have collected enough material to fill a shipping container, we will send it to blindness organizations, educational institutions or blind individuals around the world. And then we’ll go through the wonderful process all over again. We believe passionately in the transformative power of braille literacy. Join us in spreading the wealth, one page at a time. To learn more about the program, contact Deputy Director Scott Blanks at firstname.lastname@example.org.