In Australia, “children who are blind or have low vision can write to Santa in braille, post it in an Australia Post post-box and get a braille reply from the big man himself. The initiative is thanks to Vision Australia and Australia Post who are working hard to spread the Christmas spirit to all children. Alongside braille replies, Santa is printing his reply letters in large print for children with low vision.”
Back in the USA, National Federation of the Blind keeps carrying out its elfin responsibilities be sending contracted braille letters to children ten and younger. Fill out the form on the web page and the child gets a letter in Braille, and Santa includes one in print, too. Submit requests until December 16.
At Braille Works, “Santa’s Workshop is Open!” Parents or teachers of children who are blind or visually impaired can submit their request and receive one of four letters from Santa in both braille and large print. Request by December 15.
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For fashionistas, Aille Design “ (pronounced: eye) creates beautiful hand beaded garments using Swarovski Crystal Pearls that form phrases in Braille that are fully legible. They create Braille masks with the messages “Chin Up Mask On” and “I Love Your Mask” in five sizes from Extra Small to Extra Large. Masks are $25 plus shipping and come in indigo, maroon or black. “The intricate beading [also] describes clothing characteristics, such as colour, textiles, wash instructions, and fit.”