Santa Claus knows braille and is ready to send letters from the North Pole! This Christmas your child or student can participate in the holiday fun and receive a letter from Santa. Elves are standing by to send free braille letters to children in the United States and the United Kingdom.
BrailleWorks will send letters from Santa in braille. Santa offers a choice of four different letters that can be embossed and sent in large print and braille to children in the United States. Requests must be made by December 15, 2017 in order for all letters to arrive by Christmas.
National Federation of the Blind (NFB) (USA)
Staff at the NFB Jernigan Institute will send letters in braille to boys and girls under the age of 10 in the United States. Submit the form by December 15, 2017 to be sure that Santa gets a letter out to your child from the North Pole in print and contracted braille.
RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) (UK)
Elves at RNIB sends letters to children in the United Kingdom in their preferred reading format, including uncontracted braille (grade 1), contracted braille (grade 2), large print (please specify the font size) or audio CD. Replies can be sent in English or Welsh. The deadline is December 1 to receive something by postal mail or December 15, to receive an email from Santa.
New Zealand Post and Blind Foundation
Children and parents or guardians can send a letter to Santa and opt to receive a braille response. As part of their Write to Santa campaign, New Zealand Post is working closely with the Blind Foundation’s Accessible Formats team to create the braille responses from Santa, and send them to the children.
Feelix Library, Vision Australia
The Feelix Children's Library has been doing Santa letters for the last 3 years. Responses from Santa are written to the children in braille, so they need to have their address on the back of the envelope. Children need to be active clients of Feelix/VA to do this.
If you know of similar programs in Canada or other countries, please let us know!