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Interesting Facts About Louis Braille: Inventor of the Braille Alphabet System Louis Braille, who had lost his vision as a child, developed a code for the blind to read, at the age of However, the Braille system used by millions of blind people across the world today, became popular only after the death of its inventor.
Due to the efforts of Dr. Thomas Rhodes Armitage, Braille reached many countries around the s. Historyplex Staff Last Updated: Mar 26, Slate and Stylus This is the pair of tools used by the blind for writing text they can read without any aid. Placing a paper in the slate, an awl stylus or pointed hand tool is used to make depressions embossed alphabet.
Once done with the writing, the paper is removed from the slate, and read with the reverse side up. Who was Louis Braille? Louis Braille was born on January 4,in Coupvray, France.
He is known for his path-breaking innovation of Braille, the reading and writing system used by blind people, which has been adapted according to different languages spoken in the world. He developed the first final code inat the age of This Braille system was published inwith an inclusion of musical notes too.
The three-year-old pressed quite hard, and the awl suddenly came through the piece of leather, hitting his eye. Despite the best possible treatment, his other eye got infected too, and he became completely blind by the age of five.
History of the Braille Alphabet The Braille writing system is based on Night Writing, the tactile military code using dot symbol. This code could not be touched by a human finger in one go. So Louis Braille cut it down to 6-dot cells. The Grade-2 Braille, or the English Braille used today was completely developed in Most earlier methods used raised prints, but the Braille system was particularly successful as it was designed primarily for fingertip identification, unlike other visual identification symbols.
The Braille system uses raised dots to represent printed alphabets, which the blind recognize by touch reading and writing.
There are in all 64 Braille cells each made of 6 dots ; different dot patterns and symbols express all alphabets, numerals, punctuation marks, abbreviations, and even mathematical characters, music, and foreign languages. It used 12 dots - 6 vertical and 2 wide.
Too long to be felt by the fingertip at once, Louis Braille improvised on it, and the 6-dot system was born. There he taught history, geometry, and algebra for many years.INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR BRAILLE LITERACY Diane P. Wormsley and Frances Mary D'Andrea, Editors REPRINTS Determining the Reading Medium for Students with Visual Impairments: A Diagnostic Teaching Approach*.
The braille code used for writing regular text in books, magazines, school reports, and letters is known as "literary braille." There are other codes, though, that let people who are blind write just about anything, from math problems to music notes to computer notation!
BRAILLE is a writing system designed to allow the blind and visually impaired to read. It uses tiny pimples on the page that can be felt by the finger tips an interpreted as letters and numbers.
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) Braille Bug is a kids' site that teaches sighted children grades 3 through 6 about braille, and encourages literacy among sighted and visually impaired children in a fun environment packed with facts, information, games, graphics, and activities.
English Braille, also known as Grade 2 Braille, is the braille alphabet used for English. It consists of or so letters, numerals, punctuation, formatting marks, contractions, and abbreviations.
Some English Braille letters, such as ⠡ ch, correspond to more than one letter in print. Braille is a system of touch reading and writing for blind persons in which raised dots represent the letters of the alphabet.
Braille also contains equivalents for punctuation marks and provides symbols to show letter groupings.