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Louis 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.

The 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
Louis Braille invented braille printing.

Louis 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.

The 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 Zulu.

Braille Resources
Braille Institute
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.

National 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 impaired.

Related Information
Raymond Kurzweil - Reading Machine for the Blind

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