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World Braille Day pays homage to Louis Braille, the inventor of the Braille system. Image: Pexels

Celebrating World Braille Day: Empowering The Visually Handicapped In Singapore

World Braille Day, observed on 4 Jan annually, pays homage to Louis Braille, the inventor of the Braille code, which revolutionised reading and writing for the visually impaired. Braille provides a tactile method of communication, enabling individuals with visual disabilities to access information, literature, and education independently. This day serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of fostering inclusivity and promoting accessibility for all.

As Singapore joins the global community in commemorating this significant day, the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) takes centre stage, showcasing its commitment to enhancing the lives of over 4,000 beneficiaries through the Vision Rehabilitation Programme, and a fundraising initiative to support it.


The programme is dedicated to improving the quality of life for visually handicapped individuals, equipping them with specialised self-help services that foster self-esteem and self-reliance. The ultimate goal: to facilitate integration into mainstream society by building a robust support system, creating community connections, and imparting essential skills such as Braille literacy.

SAVH recognizes that empowerment extends beyond practical skills; it is about cultivating a positive mindset and instilling confidence in the visually impaired community. Through the Vision Rehabilitation Programme, SAVH not only teaches Braille but also encourages the adoption of positive attitudes in navigating life's challenges. The focus is on empowering individuals to confront their circumstances with resilience, thus paving the way for a more inclusive society.

Support SAVH’s fundraising efforts for the Vision Rehabilitation Programme here.

Find out more about SAVH here.

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