Beacon Centre for the Blind Creates Braille Gift Tag

The Beacon Centre for the Blind has created a braille gift tag to help visually impaired people to find their own gifts under the tree this Christmas.

It’s been produced by the charity’s digital manufacturing hub Fab Lab which is based at its West Midlands based centre.

It is hoped that it will make gift-giving easier for people impacted by sight loss, as if they read braille, they will be able to read the message on the tag themselves instead of having to rely on someone else to do it for them.

The reusable 3D resin printed tag is available to buy through the charity’s Etsy store MadeByFabLab, along with a range of other festive gifts and decorations. All the products are handmade on site where visually impaired people are involved with the creations as well as learning business and manufacturing skills to increase their independence. Sales help support the charity’s work across the region.

“As a charity, we’re all about promoting independence, rather than dependence so we’re delighted to be launching our new braille gift tags.

“It may seem such a simple thing for many people but being able to read your own gift tag is really important at such a special time of year. Each tag can be reused and by purchasing one you’ll be helping us to support others impacted by sight loss in 2023.”

Beacon’s Supporter Engagement Manager, Sophie Higgins

You can visit the shop here: MadeByFabLab Etsy 

The last order date for first class postage is December 19 2022.

A gold, braille gift tag attached to a gold Christmas tree

A gold, braille gift tag attached to a gold Christmas tree


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