Look, sometimes "Massive Cortical Reorganzation is just so perfectly what one needs that one might hardly pay attention to whether this organization involves learning Braille or something else.
Massive cortical Reorganization in (formerly) sighted Braille readers
RantWoman actually started learning Braille in sort of a desultory way before the medical events that officially kicked her over the edge into legal blindness. RantWoman also still reads braille SLOWLY and usually only a few pages a day. But reading braille makes RantWoman's pattern recognition brain SO happy!