Braille is a system of reading and writing for individuals with a visual impairment. The basic unit of braille is the braille cell, which is composed of six dots. Different combinations of the six dots make up 63 different symbols, which are read by moving the fingers across the line.
Most people assume that every blind individual reads and writes braille. In reality, only a small proportion of all persons with a visual impairment are fluent in braille. Nevertheless, braille is a tremendous resource and critical skill to some who are visually impaired.
Braille evaluations and consultations are provided to individuals of any age who could benefit from a tactual method of communication.