In 1947, the Jawi script was very much alive and thriving in the Malay community in the British colony, Malaya. In this article I found in NLB, it reported that Major D. R. Burgess, a welfare officer of the blind in Malaya announced that a Braille system in Jawi script will be available soon in hopes that the script would educate the blind Malays. The proposed plan was to set up a school where examinations will be held in Jawi Braille.
Who knew Jawi was such a thriving and modern script? It’s a shame that this orthography got replaced by Rumi.
Source: Ishak, A. (1947). Braille In Jawi To Be Started. The Straits Times, p. 4. Retrieved from http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19471106-1.2.29.aspx