today’s birthday: Louis Braille (1809)

Louis Braille (1809)

Having lost his sight at the age of three following an accident, Braille went on to attend the National Institute for Blind Youth in Paris.

Braille

Braille (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While there, he began developing a system of raised dots representing letters to facilitate reading and writing among the visually impaired. This evolved into Braille, a writing system for the blind, which was later extended to include notations for mathematics and music. Braille’s invention was inspired by another writing system designed for what purpose? More… Discuss

5 responses to “today’s birthday: Louis Braille (1809)

  1. Pingback: image of the day: Louis Braille simplified six dot alphabet for the visually impaired | euzicasa

  2. Lovely read! Just wrote a book review on John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. You may want to check it out : )

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