“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”Antoine de Saint Exupéry: The little prince
In a week’s time, at Language Professionals’ Networking Event, we’ll learn about the ‘language’ of dots, Braille. James Bowden, Braille Technical Officer from RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) will connect all the dots for us about the subject.
Linguistically, I’m beyond intrigued and the topic is especially close to my heart.
My father has a severe visual impairment. While he is not a Braille user, he’s doing everything he can to adapt to this new chapter in his life.
I can’t wait to learn more about Braille, and understand more about who’s using it and how. And I’ll make sure to relay the lessons I’ll learn to dad. It’s these brilliant inventions, stories and examples that give hope to him that life is so much more than what’s visible to the eye.
By the way, do you know what the slogan is of the Royal National Institute of Blind People?
Two simple words. But absolutely spot on, right?
Looking forward to hosting this event. Join me and fellow language professionals if it’s of interest.