How is Braille produced and how are these tiny dots distributed throughout the community? There seems to be renewed interest in this form of communication.
There will be a new series of children’s books, funded by Vision Australia, which will be the first children’s Braille books to be sold in Australian mainstream bookstores and taught in primary schools. The books will feature both Braille and text, and tell the stories of Australians who have low vision or blindness. There have been three published so far – Surfing in the Dark, about record-holding cycling Paralympian and world champion surfer, Matt Formston, Cooking up a Storm, which focuses on Craig Shanahan, who owns and operates a café, and Dressed for Success, which tells the tale of designer Nikki Hind, who has her own fashion label, Blind Grit.