Braille, Louis

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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.
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Through years of hard work and determination, Louis Braille reached his goal.
The seven to eight category was won by Emma Hughes, aged eight, from Ysgol Gynradd Beaumaris who wrote to thank Louis Braille for his system of reading for the blind.
JANUARY 4, 1809: Birth of Louis Braille pioneer of reading system for the blind.
The Braille Readers are Leaders campaign kicked off in July of 2008 with the unveiling of the design of a commemorative coin to be minted in 2009 in recognition of the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille.
LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It has been nearly 200 years since Louis Braille created a system of raised dot reading that would change the lives of blind people the world over.
9) Was Louis Braille, who invented the language for blind people, blind himself?
Within the text of his two-page commentary, he challenged readers to carry on the work for the blind that Louis Braille initiated, and he offered suggestions as to how readers could contribute toward this goal.
BRAILLE was devised in 1821 by blind Frenchman Louis Braille.
Anniversaries: 1809: Birth of Frenchman Louis Braille, deviser of an alphabet for the blind; 1813: Birth of Sir Isaac Pitman, inventor of Pitman's Shorthand; 1878: Birth of painter Augustus John; 1884: The Fabian Society founded; 1885: The first appendicitis operation was performed; 1944: The British Fifth Army in Italy attacked Monte Cassino; 1958: Death of composer Vaughan Williams; 1960: French philosopher and novelist Albert Camus killed in a car crash and Donald Campbell died when Bluebird broke up attempting world water speed record on Coniston Water; 1965: Death of American poet T S Eliot; 1972: Rose Heilbron became the first woman to sit as a judge at the Old Bailey in London.
Vernon will be recognized by Perkins School for the Blind along with two other award recipients during ceremonies to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille.
LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It has been nearly 200 years since Louis Braille created a system of raised dot reading that would change the lives of blind people the world over.
He was honored with the American Electronics Association's Medal of Achievement in 1983, and received the 1984 Louis Braille Prize from Deutscher Blindenverband.