A written language provides us with an entirely new world of possibilities for developing our thoughts and communicating with others. This is why it is taken for granted that everyone must be able to read and express themselves in writing. Braille makes this possible for people with visual impairments.
The Through the Eyes of Others issue is one of the events in 2009 celebrating Braille and the 200th anniversary of the birth of its founder, Louis Braille. The stamps are also one way for Sweden Post Stamps to express itself in its work with diversity.
The stamps, the FDC illustration (the name of the stamp issue, Through the Eyes of Others), the FDC stamp (fingerprint) and the collector's sheet (fingers reading) were designed by Elisabeth Bjorkbom.