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Seeing past blindness...Braille

Did you know Braille was invented by a 15 year old?

Braille is a reading and writing system for blind and vision impaired people, a system of raised dots that can be read with the fingers. Braille is not a language.

It is critically important to the lives of visually impaired people as the ability to read and write in braille opens the door to literacy, intellectual freedom, equal opportunity, and personal security.

Why is it called Braille?

Braille is named after its creator, Louis Braille, a Frenchman who lost his sight as a result of a childhood accident. In 1824, at the age of fifteen, he developed a code for the French alphabet as an improvement on night writing.

Seeing past blindness !


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