People are invited to a free event offering braille and visual impaired education.

Clitheroe Library is hosting the free event called ‘Get Inspired to Teach Braille’ on Thursday, November 16 from 11am to 12pm.

This session is ideal for any learners from schools, colleges or training centres interested in braille or teaching braille.

Braille is a tactile system that allows blind and partially sighted people to access literacy by reading and writing using touch.  It uses a system of raised dots that can be read with fingers and consists of 64 possible combinations.

Clitheroe Library is holding the event in partnership with local business Braille IT in a bid to inspire people to get involved in teaching braille.

A spokesperson for Clitheroe Library said: “Our guest hosts from Braille IT will be supporting us in hosting this exciting event!

“This is a free event which is designed to inspire and excite anyone interested in Braille and teaching Braille.

“The Braille IT team will be covering lots of exciting things including practical advice for anyone interested in teaching braille, practical demonstrations of using braille and teaching elements of it, and covering elements of learning from our new braille qualifications.

“We expect this to be an interactive and engaging session so come ready to join in!”

The event is located at Clitheroe Library in Church Street on Thursday, November 16. For more information and to book your space, visit Braille It on Facebook.