Posted on behalf of e-mail correspondent Harry:
How did I learn braille? I learned it using a peg board and thumb tacks, at 6 years old.
Why did I learn it? I learned it, because my teacher wanted me to learn how to read and write braille, because at that time, it was important for blind children to learn to read and write in braille.
What do I use it for? You name it, notes, reading my braille Bible, recipes, and my braille checkbook ledger.