Frenchman, Louis Braille (1809 – 1852), who was blinded in both eyes as the result of a childhood accident, invented a tactile system of reading and writing, known as braille, for people with sight loss.
Although there are now alternative options for most types of communication some people with sight loss still elect to use braille.
EYECAN is Jersey’s only charity focused solely on supporting Islanders with sight impairment. We work closely with all age groups, from infants through to the elderly, enabling people with a sight impairment and their families to benefit from social events, activities and tailored support.
The Society is registered with the Jersey Charity Commission Registration Number 244; the Association of Jersey Charities registration number 109 and is registered with the Jersey Financial Services Commission as a non-profit organisation number 362