Belgium - Back to work & telephone tales

On March 16, 2020, Brailleliga /Ligue Braille had to close its offices due to the Covid-19 crisis. During lockdown we continued to help our blind and visually impaired members from a distance. For example, we launched a new initiative “Telephone tales”. Our members could make an appointment to receive a relaxing phone call, during which one of our volunteer storytellers reads a tale to the visually impaired person. We launched this initiative to give our members an opportunity to break through their isolation and to offer them a short escape to a fantasy world during these challenging times. Since 25 May, our offices are gradually reopening. We are making every effort to resume our normal service, subject to safety regulations.