Paralympic cyclist Lora Fachie said she was “on the moon” as she read the first volume in Braille of CBeebies Bedtime Stories, with her guide dog Tai.
winning the gold medal from the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, was reading The Secret Code – the story of a boy whose classmate is fascinated by the way he reads because he uses Braille.
This is the first installment in a series to be read in Braille, as well as the first time the illustrations are depicted with sound.
I have always enjoyed reading and hope this encourages people to want to read whether they use their eyes, ears, fingers or a secret codeLora Fachie
Reading the book on World Sight Day on October 13, Fachie said: “I was on the moon reading CBeebies Bedtime Stories for the first time in Braille.
“I have always loved reading and hope this encourages people to want to read whether they use their eyes, ears, fingers or a secret code.
“Reading feeds the imagination and I will read to my little ones from the moment they are born.”
She also recorded a second episode for the children’s TV channel.
The cipher was written by Dana Meachen Rau and illustrated by Bari Weissman, and the braille transcription was provided by the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB).
CBeebies Bedtime Stories is shown daily at 6.50pm and is also available on BBC iPlayer.
https://www.independent.ie/world-news/and-finally/paralympian-lora-fachie-over-the-moon-to-read-first-braille-story-on-cbeebies-42062815.html Paralympian Lora Fachie ‘through the moon’ to read the first braille story on CBeebies