At the end of each financial year, Braille House takes the opportunity to reach out to our community and seek a tax deductible donation so that we can continue our important work to produce and provide resources for those who are blind or have low vision. We don’t underestimate the importance of your donation and we are very thankful for your support.
This year’s theme is RAISE THE DOTS to highlight the braille code and how it is made up of a series of raised dots.
The work of Braille House is important because for every 100 books a sighted child can access, a blind child has access to between 3 and 5 (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions). However, children who are blind and have access to a wide range of resources in braille have a higher chance of finishing university and gaining employment (Journal of Blindness, Innovation and Research).
The vital resources Braille House provides to Australian children, not only benefits those who are blind or have low vision through accessibility, inclusion and non-discrimination, but also benefits their peers who are sighted. When a blind child is reading the same text in similar format in the same environment as a sighted child, the benefits reach across both. The blind person doesn’t feel isolated, and the sighted person feels a stronger connection. This has wide reaching and long lasting impacts for the whole community as these people take this valuable lesson of acceptance and inclusion through the rest of their lives and also share their experiences with others.
Here are some examples of how your donations help Braille House:
- More books into our library and children’s library
- More children having access to reading material in braille and ebraille
- Support for our volunteers including their environment
- Community outreach to let the community know about our work
- Braille Paper and binding equipment
- Resources for our Spotty Dotty children’s shows
*All donations over $2 are tax deductible*
To make a donation please visit https://www.givenow.com.au/raisethedots