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Braille Clock

Being able to tell the time without sight is an important step towards independence for the blind.

Being able to tell the time without sight is an important step towards independence for the blind.

Similar to the braille watches provided to each veteran who joined the charity after being blinded in WWI, a braille clock is also an important signifier of the independence promoted by Blind Veterans UK. Losing your sight can be a very frightening and disorientating experience, but the small act of being able to tell the time for yourself is a great confidence boost.

This tactile clock is made by Smiths Clocks and Watches and it commeorates our 50th anniversary in 1965. It is made without a glass cover so that the braille dots marking the numbers can be felt, the numbers 12, 3, 6 and 9 are marked to help orientate to the rest of the numbers. The hands are reinforced to withstand touch reading.