The International Day of the Blind is celebrated annually on November 13 on the initiative of the World Health Organization in order to draw public attention to the problems of people with disabilities due to lack of sight.
This day coincides with the birthday of a famous French philanthropist, teacher and innovator of the XVIII - XIX centuries - Valentin Hauy, who was one of the first typhlopedagogists, the author of the relief alphabet for the blind, and created the first educational institutions for the blind.
The problem of blindness is exacerbated every year. According to WHO (August 2014), there are approximately 246 million people with poor eyesight and 39 million blind people worldwide.
A person who has lost sight can no longer live a full life. A blind person is a person with disabilities in almost all spheres of life. So, start taking care of your vision as soon as possible!