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How to Get the Braille House 6-Dot Pizza

Braille House is now into Pizzas. We have added to our suite of fundraising campaigns/initiatives engagement with Dominos,Braille House 6-Dot Pizza through its Pizza Mogul program.  Every Braille House 6-Dot Pizza sold will provide 75 cents to Braille House so we can continue and expand our vital services to empower people who are blind or have low vision.

The Braille House 6-Dot Pizza is a fun way to raise money.  Yes it is going to take quite a few pizza sales to reach our gaol of $10,000 by 30 June 2017, however, with the help of social media and technology, as well as the friends of Braille House, we are motivated to get there.

$10,000 will enable Braille House to purchase state of the art equipment to create contemporary materials to assist children and adults who are blind or have low vision to move around their community, secure employment and engage with their peers in every day activities.

The Braille House 6-Dot Pizza consist of yummy salami, olives, Italian sausage, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and onion dotted over a classic crust and pizza sauce.

So, how do you get your hands and taste buds on one of these delicious pizzas?

Go to Dominos Pizza On-line and click on the large red button “Order on Line” in the right hand corner of the page. Fill in the fields as requested and when you get to the page asking you to choose your pizza, scroll down the page to the Pizza Mogul pizzas and type in Braille House 6-Dot Pizza in the search field – this will take you to our pizza – choose it and buy as may as want to support Braille House.  It’s that easy.

You can also download the Dominos App and purchase through it.

Pizza Mogul is an initiative of Dominos.  It allows people and organisations to design/create their own pizza, promote it for people to buy and earn a slice of the profits.


Why Braille is Brilliant

Why Braille is Brilliant

Imagine taking your child to school and the teachers tell them they don’t need text books, paper or pencils.  All they need to do is listen to others – the teacher speaking to them and headphones so they can learn through audio programs from an electronic device.  Would you be OK with this?

We know learning to read and write has far reaching implications.  Through reading and writing we learn spelling, punctuation, grammar and most importantly, the ability to interpret information through our own “voice”.  Two people can read the same book or play or poem and take from it different messages, interpretations and feelings.  Without this personal interpretation and opinion we wouldn’t have book clubs, writers’ festivals and plays having very long runs or one night showings on Broadway.

Braille is brilliant because it empowers people who are blind or have low vision to be literate.  These tiny dots support them to live independently, attain their desired level of education, increase their chances for employment and enable them to interact with communities just like everyone else.  Even though text-to-speech technology is helpful for people who are blind or have low vision, Braille offers powerful benefits, including the ability to navigate public areas, ensure the taking of the right medication in the right dose and the ability to interact in the workplace independently (eg, through Braille labels to identify tea and coffee).

“How could I have known at the age of six that the braille I was learning as a student with low vision was going to be such a big part of my adult life?  All I knew was that I was learning to read and write not only print but braille” – Wendy Sara (Transcription Production Manager – previously Tutor and Proof Reader, Braille House).

In this fast paced world supported more and more by technology, it is critically important for people who are blind or have low vision to have equally accessible and affordable skills and technology for staying connected through text messaging and e-mail, social media, researching and downloading material for education and work and reading books.

There are many ways everyone can #GiveaDot and be involved in the continuous empowerment of people who are blind or have low vision to lead their desired lives.

Want to know more?  Visit Braille House online at www.braillehouse.org.au or call us now on 07 3848 5257.