Yianni Stamas Talks About the Magic of Braille

Proud Magicians

USAmagicians.com takes great pride in the fact that today, January 4th, was recently established by the United Nations as being World Braille Day, which is day of recognizing those who are blind and and the difference they are making in society which includes blind magicians!

A Very Special Magician

One such conjuring contributor to society is Adam Jaslikowski known by his stage name which is “Justin Sight” and who is legally blind. Sight is a street magician in New York City and delights New Yorkers with his prestidigitation. Justin has likely pulled back a bit from his in-person performing because of the Pandemic, but is the subject of a new documentary made by filmmaker Sebastian Mlynarski called “Magic Man.”

The Origins of a Name

Today, January 4th, is now called World Braille Day internationally because it is Louis Braille’s birthday, the inventor who in the 1800s created braille. Braille is the system by which those who are blind are able to read!

USA Magicians Making a Difference

Our Wonderful Country

Many of us have heard the proclamation “US Make a Difference.” And as it turns out, magicians all over the country are heeding the call. Magicians of both parties have made it clear that they are serious about making a difference in our wonderful country.

Managed by a Magician

And “US Make a Difference” is much more than just an annual awards show that is continuing the important work of a prior show that was held in NYC for a decade. This entity is inclusive of the valuable work that people are doing all over the US including magicians. Why? Because as it turns out, “US Make a Difference” is being run by a magician!

Impact Your Community

But of course “US Make a Difference” is not just for conjurers. Those making magic in our country are from al works of life and parts of our stupendous country. Though, since this is an online blog for prestidigitators, we encourage all practitioners of legerdemain, to contact “US Make a Difference” and let the judges know of a finger flinger who is impacting her or his community in a positive.

Magic Day

Magicians have a long history of helping others. For example, on the day of Harry Houdini’s death which is October 31, 1926, many conjurers can be found performing in hospitals for kids and adults alike who would not otherwise be able to see such performances. October 31 is known as “Houdini Day” as seen here.