Braille machine

In previous years, Onkyo and the Braille Mainichi, two Japanese technology companies, have sponsored an international contest to inspire people with stories about braille.

The contest was broken down into international regions and countries. The European section was co-ordinated by the European Blind Union (EBU). Its members in 45 European countries were responsible for the collection, selection and translation of the essays into English. In the UK, RNIB acted as the EBU representative and co-ordinated all UK entries.

This year’s competition

Unfortunately, after many years, the EBU has had to anounce that the World Braille Essay Contest has been suspended until further notice, due to financial difficulties experienced by its sponsors.

Updates on any future developments of the competition will be available through the EBU, or you can contact [email protected] for more information.