Saving the Braille printing press

January 8, 2009

The Scottish Braille Printing Press, the leading provider of Braille books in the UK, has launched an appeal to raise GBP 2 million (approximately E2.1 million).

The Scottish Braille Printing Press, the leading provider of Braille books in the UK, has launched an appeal to raise £2 million (approximately €2.1 million). The appeal, launched to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Louis Braille's birth, aims to raise the money to rehouse the printing press and provide up-to-date equipment, to protect its long-term future.

Currently, it is estimated that 96% of books are never printed in Braille or other low-vision-friendly formats, such as large type or audio.

This week (January 4–10, 2009) also marks National Braille Week in the UK, a week of awareness- and fund-raising activities centred around Braille. To make a donation, please click here.