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Lady Bracknell | 00:00 UK time, Wednesday, 21 December 2005

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?

• Visit The Perorations of Lady Bracknell

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  • 1.
  • At 12:00 AM on 21 Dec 2005, JustinR wrote:


Oh my god, braille bisuits LOL! That's cool! I found a website that does Christmas card in braille. I used their services to to send my friend a braille messaged Christmas and birthday crads. It was his birthday on 15th Dec. So, it better than some of these sound cards that... er.. can be either childish or just plain silly.

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  • At 12:00 AM on 05 Jan 2006, Lee Williams wrote:


Some years ago when I was working at the Braille Institute in Los Angeles I made myself a T-shirt with my name in Braille on the front - just superglued cotton wool balls across the chest. Fun in the elevator. Female co-workers decided to follow suit, but with the name across the back.

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