Sunday, January 04, 2009

Happy Bicentennial, Louis Braille

Today is Louis Braille's 200th birthday, and there's been a great deal of coverage for the inventor of the premier reading system for the blind. The former British Home Secretary, David Blunkett, published a piece for the BBC called Why Braille is brilliant today.

The National Federation of the Blind is organizing events around the country to celebrate his birthday and the invention of Braille.
Hindi BrailleIt helps blind people all over the world, as this recent sample of Hindi Braille demonstrates.

We're very proud at Bookshare.org about our support of Braille. We believe that digital Braille displays combined with Bookshare really make Braille much more practical. What power when you can carry around an entire library of Braille books that weights only two pounds!

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