Braille Letters Deliver Smiles to Kids Across America

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This past Christmas we had an amazing opportunity to help Santa Claus out by sending his letters in braille to kids who are blind or visually impaired. Every kid already knows that Santa reads braille. They didn’t need any convincing of that. We just stepped in to help prove it to them. Why you might ask? Well, we really believe that everyone deserves to be included, especially with something as fun as a letter from Santa Claus.

Santa Claus holding a Christmas wish list letter

During the holiday season, there’s so much going on it’s easy to forget that Christmas is a very visual experience for most. That’s why it’s so important to remember to include as many people as we can. We want to make sure everyone feels included regardless of their abilities.

We have a little phrase around here that helps inspire us and that’s: “Sometimes it takes more than seeing to believe.” This goes for almost everything. It takes more than seeing to believe in love, it takes more than seeing to know someone cares, it takes more than seeing to truly enjoy just about anything. It’s important to include everyone in life and business, to reach out and make everyone feel welcome.

We’re tracking Santa

If you still insist that “seeing is believing,” we wanted to share our own Santa Tracking map that shows all of the hometowns of kids who still believe in Santa and asked him to send them letters in braille. With 355 kids hearing from Santa this past year in 43 different states in the USA, we should all take note; accessibility is important everywhere.

Map of the United States with markers for each letter sent

If you’re not sure where to start, start with your documents. Begin making the world more accessible by giving everyone equal access to the things you put down on paper or share digitally. You’d be amazed at what that alone can do for inclusion and empowerment. We offer a few options to help people do this, but everyone can make a difference in their own way. If we all started thinking about how others might read our words, how they could feel our art, how they might join in on the fun of a visual season… Well, that really would be something amazing! Join us in our mission of Making the World a More Readable Place™, and help everyone feel included today.

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