Braille Jewelry Spreads LIGHT
Braille Jewelry was an early favorite at A Nice World, along with Morse Code designs in the late 1990s. Because Braille was a fun way to express a love for secret messages and hidden meanings in jewelry, and it helped me uplift a great cause. These designs spread light, literally and figuratively, with the word “LIGHT” in legible Braille.
Braille Jewelry led down a path to meet incredible people, brought about the biggest synchronous moment in my life (blog post coming soon) and a wealth of fun and satisfaction.
Your purchase generates a donation to Prevent Blindness, the Braille Institute, or it can be be designated to your local nonprofit serving individuals with low vision and blindness. Click through to read about these orgs and some of our other Nonprofit Partners.
Learn more from the American Federation for the Blind providing facts, figures and info and a better understanding. Keep the helpful tips from the National Federation for the Blind, in mind when you interface with an individual who is blind or has low vision, with the Courtesy Rules of Blindness.
The Courtesy Rules of Blindness
When you meet me don’t be ill at ease. It will help both of us if you remember these simple points of courtesy:
- I’m an ordinary person, just blind. You don’t need to raise your voice or address me as if I were a child. Don’t ask my spouse what I want — “Cream in the coffee?” — ask me.
- I may use a long white cane or a guide dog to walk independently; or I may ask to take your arm. Let me decide, and please don’t grab my arm; let me take yours. I’ll keep a half-step behind to anticipate curbs and steps.
- I want to know who’s in the room with me. Speak when you enter. Introduce me to the others. Include children, and tell me if there’s a cat or dog.
- The door to a room or cabinet or to a car left partially open is a hazard to me.
- At dinner I will not have trouble with ordinary table skills.
- Don’t avoid words like “see.” I use them, too. I’m always glad to see you.
- I don’t want pity. But don’t talk about the “wonderful compensations” of blindness. My sense of smell, touch, or hearing did not improve when I became blind. I rely on them more and, therefore, may get more information through those senses – that’s all.
- If I’m your houseguest, show me the bathroom, closet, dresser, window – the light switch, too. I like to know whether the lights are on.
- I’ll discuss blindness with you if you’re curious, but it’s an old story to me. I have as many other interests as you do.
- Don’t think of me as just a blind person. I’m just a person who happens to be blind.
Nice Braille jewelry designs spark the conversations, and you’ve got the nice answers.