Braille, as the world’s pre-eminent system of touch reading and writing used by people who are blind, continues to be a vital tool of literacy. Allowing immediate and direct access to written communication, braille has broadened from a method for reading embossed books to a multimodal tool encompassing a myriad of uses, from braille signage and product labeling to refreshable braille displays. As a tool for writing, it also allows a person who is blind to easily record accurate information and access that information quickly for later use.

Developed with support from Perkins, the International Council on English Braille, and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, this third edition of World Braille Usage attempts to document the current state of braille around the world. 

The document can be downloaded from here