Have A Braille-ly Merry Cripmas
Crippled Monkey and the rest of Ouch's dedicated bloggers are taking a break for the festive season. We'll be back in the new year. In the meantime, we'll leave the last festive word to our very own Lady Bracknell. Happy Christmas!
Do you know a Braille-using child who would be chuffed to bits to get a letter from Father Christmas? Unfortunately, you're probably now too late to organise one for this Christmas. (Lady Bracknell sincerely regrets being so tardy in her researches, and can only beg that her punishment won't consist of being forced to listen to an endless loop of Christmas hits from the last three decades while sporting a novelty headband complete with amusing illuminated reindeer antlers.) However, if you save the information from this link - Blind and partially sighted children get a response from Santa in Braille - you'll be sorted for next year. Canada Post receives more than a million letters from all round the world every year, addressed to Santa at the North Pole. A company called T-Base Communications provides a free transcription service so that, when Santa receives letters in Braille, he can reply in the same format.
On the other hand, if you have a Braille-using loved one who is a smidgen too old to believe in Father Christmas, Lady Bracknell believes she may have tracked down the perfect solution to your seasonal gift-buying conundrum. Why battle through a crowded shopping centre when you can whip up a personalised batch of these yummy, accessible, Braille biscuits in the comfort of your own home?