Surprisingly, only 10% of blind people are Braille literate; but among blind people holding down jobs, 90% of them can read and write Braille. In other words, Braille literacy is clearly the way to go for those seeking self-sufficiency.
To draw awareness to Braille literacy, Leslie Ligon designed the Braille Alphabet Bracelet, a simple way to learn the system. The Cooper-Hewitt conferred the People's Design Award on Ligon's bracelet earlier this month. "I'm delighted that the public has chosen to honor the Braille Alphabet Bracelet, which looks good, communicates without a glance and feels great too!" said Cooper-Hewitt Director Bill Moggridge.
Ligon is selling the Braille Alphabet Bracelet here.