Braille Alphabet Bracelet
In 2010, the People’s Design Award winner was the Braille Alphabet Bracelet, designed by Leslie Ligon of At First Sight Braille Jewelry. The bracelet features the entire alphabet in Braille on the front and print in the back. Ligon, the mother of a blind son, created the line of functional Braille jewelry to increase awareness of Braille literacy. According to the American Foundation for the Blind, as few as ten percent of people who are legally blind learn to read and write Braille. Braille literacy is often seen as a gateway to independence for the vision impaired.