The Braille Reader

Sir William Reid Dick at work on his famous sculpture of the Braille Reader

In January 2017, RSBC merged with the Royal London Society for Blind People (RLSB). Although we are now called RSBC, there may be some references to RLSB in the following article.

 
Here is Sir William Reid Dick at work on his famous sculpture of the Braille Reader, which has become an iconic symbol for RLSB and for many years was used as an emblem for the organisation.

The sitter was a pupil at RLSB’s Swiss Cottage School and went onto become an organist and choirmaster. On a visit to RLSB some years later he was able to read back the braille carved by Sir William.

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