Walkathon in Victoria for braille literacy CAnada

CCB has a close partnership with braille literacy Canada.

To register for this walk or to create a walk of your own, or join one in your community, send an e-mail to

info@blc-lbc.ca

Walk for the Brailler Bounce Initiative!
September 14th, 2019 in Victoria

Braille is the key to literacy for the blind, and Braille Literacy Canada believes strongly that all those who can benefit from braille should have access to it. Braille is used to access spelling and punctuation, and enables those without sight to read and write, among other things, phone numbers, household labels and lists. The Perkins braillewriter is the equivalent of a typewriter for the sighted, but unfortunately, these braillers are expensive, costing upwards of $1,000 each, and many people do not have access to government or other funding to purchase these tools. The Big Brailler Bounce Initiative aims to ensure that any unused Perkins Braillewriters find their way into the hands of a blind child, adult, or senior who can benefit from the ability to write in braille. Through this program, Braille Literacy Canada collects unused Perkins Braillewriters, refurbishes them, and re-distributes them to those in need at no cost to any of the recipients. Since this initiative began in 2015, more than 55 braillers have already found new, appreciative homes.

Braille Literacy Canada will be hosting a “Walkathon” in Victoria to raise funds for the Brailler Bounce Initiative.  The roughly six kilometer walk (one kilometer per dot!) will take us in a walking loop from a central downtown meeting location through Rockland and Fairfield and back along Cook Street. We will meet at 9:30am, with the aim of heading out by 10:00am.

Don’t live in Victoria?  Can’t join us on September 14th but still want to participate?  No problem!  Plan a walk of your own in your local community!  When you register, let us know if you would like to be informed about other walkers in your community who you might join up with and we will help connect you with them!

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