Does Santa read braille? Of course, he does! And both Braille Works and the National Federation of the Blind want to send your child a “FREE” letter from the man in the big, red suit this holiday season.
Braille Works is one of the nation’s leading providers of reading materials for people who are blind, visually impaired or reading impaired. This company helps Santa during his busiest time of year by embossing his letters back to kids – FOR FREE! Parents, teachers, and friends just need to let Braille Works know who the letter is for and they’ll take care of the rest. They’ll even postmark it shipped from the North Pole! Braille Works makes Santa’s words more accessible to those with visual impairments by converting it to braille and by including a large print copy.
Why Braille Works Offers Letters from Santa?
To get on his “NICE” list, of course! Braille Works also sees this program an opportunity to do something special for kids at Christmas. If you have kids of your own, then you already know Christmas is magical and everyone deserves to “feel” a tangible piece of that wonder. Braille Works is working hard to shatter the notion that only ‘”seeing is believing’” and to help bring to life the idea that every child deserves a letter from Santa Claus. Everyone should feel the spirit of Christmas – and braille is a small way of making that possible. In fulfilling their mission toward “Making the World a More Readable Place™”, Braille Works believes receiving the letters from Santa is a great way to encourage kids to develop braille reading skills.
There is no purchase necessary, and letters are available to United States residents only. To ensure the letters are delivered by Christmas, Braille Works is only accepting requests until Friday, December 16, 2019. Only families and/or teachers of children with blindness or low vision are encouraged to participate. Click HERE to learn more.
The Nation Federation of The Blind:
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day they raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. The NFB believes you can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.
Santa Claus has made the staff at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute honorary elves. He has asked them to help him send letters in Braille to very young blind boys and girls (those under the age of 10) in the United States. All you have to do is fill out their online form by December 16, 2019, click submit, and the NFB will make sure Santa gets a letter out to your child. You will receive a reply from the North Pole in print and contracted Braille. The letter also comes with a coloring page, a recipe, a craft, and song lyrics. The print text for each of these items is sent along as well. Apply online by clicking HERE.
Low Visions Specialists of Maryland & Virginia wishes each of you a Happy Holiday season! If you know of any other organization providing “FREE” Santa letters this holiday in large print or braille, please send an email to Blog@LowVisionMD.org. We’re always happy to help spread the word and a little Christmas cheer!