Braille - The History of Braille
Braille, a system of raised dots that is read with the fingers,
has historically been embossed on paper. The system was invented by Louis
Braille of France in the early 1800s.
Story of Louis Braille
Louis Braille was born on 4th January,
1809, at Coupvray, near Paris. At three years of age an accident deprived him of his sight, and in 1819 he was sent to the Paris Blind School. Young
Louis Braille desperately wanted to read. He realized the vast world of
thought and ideas that was locked out to him because of his disability.
And he was determined to find the key to this door for himself, and for
all other blind persons.
Louis Braille invented braille printing.
Braille and the Braille System
The basis of the various braille codes for the world's natural languages
is a straightforward assignment of most of the dot patterns to letters of the
alphabet, punctuation marks and other symbols.
Life of Louis Braille
Louis Braille invented "braille", a world wide system of
embossed type used by blind and partially sighted people for reading and
writing. It has been adapted to almost every known language, from Albanian to
The Braille Institute was founded
in 1919 as the Universal Braille Press to provide services to the blind,
which now includes production of more than 5 million Braille pages yearly.
Braille Association, Inc. - NBA
The National Braille Association
(NBA) was founded in 1945 to provide continuing education to those who
prepare Braille, and to provide braille materials to persons who are visually
Kurzweil - Reading Machine for the Blind
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