The 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial
The 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille system. The obverse of this coin features a portrait of Louis Braille. The reverse shows a child reading a book in Braille with the word 'Braille' (abbreviated BRL in Braille code) above him. The word "Independence" is featured on a bookshelf behind the child.
Did you know...
...that in America today only 10% of blind children are being taught to read Braille in school?
...that some blind students are graduating from high school without the ability to read or write?
... that the 70% unemployment rate among the blind has been directly linked to inadequate Braille education?
Did you know that you have the power to change these statistics? Donate now to help raise the matching funds necessary to collect the proceeds from the sale of the Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar.
Thank you to everyone who purchased this beautiful coin. Proceeds from the coin will fund our Braille Readers are Leaders Literacy Campaign'working to ensure that blind children are given the opportunity to be literate and successful.
The blind deserve the right to compete in society on a fair and equal basis, and that begins with a proper education.
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