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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

Braille

Alphanumeric writing designed for the vision impaired; characters are encoded and typed in relief, so properly trained fingers can “read” written communication.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Medical Eponyms © Farlex 2012

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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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Louis Braille was the father and inventor of Braille system. This is a worldwide universally accepted basic system that is being used by blind people for reading and writing purpose.
Launched in October, the Nordson Braille system features a three-module e.dot gun, a specially developed electronic Braille code pattern controller and a Nordson adhesive melter.
THE Braille system, devised in 1821 by Louis Braille, is widely used by the blind to read, using their fingers.
of Michigan, Ann Arbor, has used this time to create an innovative software routine to direct cells and fluids through a microchip using the raised pins found in an off-the-shelf Braille system.
The tip pushes down on each atom "like an atomic braille system," explains Yip-Wah Chung at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
The school uses the world's first Braille system for Tibetan script, developed by Tenberken while studying Asian Studies specializing in Tibetan studies at a Bonn university in Germany during the early 1990s.
The UK's largest organisation of blind people yesterday attacked a controversial decision to introduce capital letters into Britain's 130-year-old Braille system.
Two of these braille TDD devices on the market use a refreshable braille system, while another device embosses the TDD information as hardcopy braille on paper.
Despite this discovery, the Braille system was not accepted as a way for the blind to read and write for more than a century (Jernigan, 1992).
In such works, Diderot seems at times to have anticipated nearly the entire future world--Darwin's theory of evolution, the nouveau roman of the 20th century, the Braille system of writing, and the cinematic montage of Sergei Eisenstein.
With new technology, we can now leapfrog the 150-year-old braille system and instantly render text into audio recordings, making all types of learning materials accessible to the visually impaired.