Braille is the name of the system of tactile reading and writing used by the sightless people all over the world. It is quite easy and simple. The basic idea is arranging six tangible dots in two vertical columns. Each column contains three dots each. These are numbered from one to six. These can be arranged in sixty-three variations, representing sixty-three characters and symbols. A sightless reader has to feel position of the dots by touch.
You can learn Braille if you can spare some time. If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, you can learn English and Bengali Braille from this Braille Chart here. A unique feature of Braille is that the same code or script is used in all languages. So a sightless person does not have to learn the script of a new language when he learns it. Can you imagine we are using almost the same code that Monsieur Louis Braille developed at the age of fifteen?
This chart contains standard English and Bengali Braille alphabet and punctuation marks. It also contains some common rules for Braille writing. Once this chart is memorised, you will only need a Braille writing apparatus. You can purchase an apparatus from your nearest blind school or an organisation working for them. For details you may contact us. Visit our Contact page for details.