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Louis Braille

by Mary Ann Kelley
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Helen Keller reading a book in braille, the system developed by Louis Braille to allow the blind to read

Louis Braille was known for developing a system of raised dot writing used for the blind to read. This system is called the Braille system. Braille characters make up the letters of the alphabet, punctuations marks, numbers, and can be used in every foreign language. There are even Braille codes for math, music, and computers.

Born - January 4, 1809

Died - January 6, 1852

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Understanding Braille  (Y, M, O, T)
A PBS Teachers lesson plan for students grades K-12.

Arthur's Communication Adventure  (Y)
Children who can hear and see learn how children who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, or hard-of-hearing learn, play, and enjoy the same things they do. From PBS.org

Deciphering Braille  (M)
Explanation of the Braille system

Braille  (Y,M,O,T)
From Omniglot - writing systems and languages of the world

The Braille Bug Site  (Y,M)
From the American Foundation for the Blind

Louis Braille Biography  (Y,M)
From the American Foundation for the Blind

The life of Louis Braille  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Royal National Institute of the Blind

Louis Braille: A Touch of Genius  (Y,M,O,T)
From National Braille Press

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