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braille

 [brāl]
an alphabet system for the blind, consisting of raised dots that can be felt with the fingertip.
Braille alphabet based on six-dot system. From Stein et al., 2000.

braille

(brāl),
A system of writing and printing by means of raised dots corresponding to letters, numbers, and punctuation to enable the blind to read by touch.
[Louis Braille, French teacher of blind, 1809-1852]

Braille

[brāl, brä′yə]
Etymology: Louis Braille, French teacher of the blind, 1809-1852
a system of printing for the blind consisting of raised dots or points that can be read by touch.

Braille

Alphanumeric writing designed for the vision impaired; characters are encoded and typed in relief, so properly trained fingers can “read” written communication.

Braille

Public health Alphanumeric writing designed for the vision impaired; characters are encoded and typed in relief so properly trained fingers can “read” written communication. Cf Americans with Disabilities Act, Service dog.

braille

A method of coding information using groups of six raised spots embossed on paper, to enable the blind to read through touch. (Louis Braille, 1809–1852, French school teacher).

Braille,

Louis, French educator, 1809-1852.
Braille - system of raised dots placed in patterns to allow the blind to read.
Braillophone - a combination telephone and braille system.

Braille 

System of printing for blind persons, consisting of points raised above the surface of the paper used as symbols to indicate the letters of the alphabet. Reading is accomplished by touching the points with the fingertips.

Braille (brāl),

n.pr a printing and writing system using elevated dots to represent letters. The system allows those individuals with limited or no visual ability to read via touch.
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Braille is the main source of communication for a blind child and it helps him in his studies.
Irfan Siddiqui said the availability of braille books at NLP will facilitate blind persons through catering their educational needs.
Speaking on the occasion, first blind journalist of Pakistan, Syed Sardar Ahmad Pirzada said that inauguration of Braille Book Corner in the month of January has a great relevance as Louis Braille who was a French educator and inventor of Braille was born in this month.
An FDA spokesman, responding to an information request from Pharmaceutical Processing, said that the agency "would be open to reviewing braille labeling on a drug product if a sponsor were to submit for review," pointing to the drug Hetlioz that was "previously approved by the FDA with braille labeling for brand name and strength.
This year, by moving the Braille Challenge to the USC campus, we were able to offer the 50 finalists and their families their first taste of what college life will be for them," said Sergio Oliva, MPA, Director, Programs and Services at Braille Institute.
The microcontroller reads the SMS character through the AT commands and immediately converts the letters of the SMS in to the Braille language by using the lookup table which stored in its memory.
Reading motivation trends among students who read braille mirror those of their print-reading peers.
With the advent of text to speech technology on computers, tablets and phones the need for Braille could be seen to be declining, but there are many scenarios where speech isn't suitable; such as a very noisy or quiet environment, or where privacy is needed.
Special Education (SPED) teachers can obtain for their pupils the Braille versions of textbooks specified by the DepEd through official written requests to PPHB or letters from partner organizations such as Resources for the Blind Inc.
He said the first prototype using a Braille screen that can display text messages and names would be ready in the next six months, with a "smartphone" incorporating maps and GPS technology part of his future plans.
La produccion de partituras a traves de programas de edicion musical en Braille es relativamente reciente.
The head of Ibsar, Tawfiq Bulu, said the organisation currently has 507 registered members who can read braille, and 667 registered vision-impaired individuals who cannot read braille but can read regular text in enlarged fonts.