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Braille inventor born today

At 4 years old Louis Braille was blinded in his fathers shoe shop when a Awe slipped and punctured one of his eyes which became infected which in turn infected his good eye making him completly blind.

Luois went to school with his friends, but it soon became obvious that he could not learn much at school because he could not read and write. This was a problem as in those days he would have had to become a beggar like all people who were disabled or who had no jobs. He was lucky though, since he was sent to one of the first schools in the world for the blind in Paris.

One day something happened that changed the boys' lives forever. In 1821 a soldier named Charles Barbier came to visit the school. He bought with him a system which he had invented called 'night writing'. 'Night writing' had originally been designed so that soldiers could pass instructions along trenches at night without having to talk and give their positions away. It consisted of twelve raised dots which could be combined to represent different sounds. Unfortunately it proved to be too difficult for soldiers to learn, so the army rejected it .

The young Louis Braille quickly realised how useful this system of raised dots could be combined with the military version of Morris Code, providing he could make it more simple to learn. Over the next few months he experimented with different systems until he found an ideal one using six dots. He continued to work on the scheme for several years after, developing separate codes for maths and music.

In 1827 the first book in braille was published. Even so the new system did not catch on immediately. Sighted people did not understand how useful braille could be and one head teacher at the school even banned the children from learning it.
Fortunately this seemed to have the effect of encouraging the children even more and they took to learning it in secret. Eventually even sighted people began to realise the benefits of the new system. Not only could people with impaired vision read braille but they could also write it for themselves using a simple stylus to make the dots. For the first time they began to be truly independent and to take control of their own lives.

Louis Braille eventually became a teacher in the school where he had been a student. He was admired and respected by his pupils but, unfortunately, he did not live to see his system widely adopted. He had always been plagued by ill health and in 1852, at the age of 43, he died from tuberculosis.
For a while it seemed as if people would forgetr his system. Fortunately a few key people had realised the importance of his invention. In 1868 a group of four blind men, led by Dr Thomas Armitage , founded an association which grew to become the Royal National Institute for the Blind, the largest publisher of braille in Europe and Britain's largest organisation for people with impaired vision.

By 1990 braille was being used in almost every country in the world and had been adapted to almost every known language, from Albanian to Zulu. In France itself, Louis Braille's achievement was finally recognised by the state. In 1952 his body was moved to Paris where it was buried in the Pantheon, the home of France's national heroes.







http://www.terrace.qld.edu.au/academ...yr5braille.htm




saw this on google which made me realize it.




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He created the Braille Alphabet at 15.


15!!! damn kinda makes you think about your own life sometimes..



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Saw that on Google too...freaked me out at first...lol


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Ya me too, I was like WTF... lol

Thanks for sharing.... now I know why I saw that... lol



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The world is a far better place because of him.

What have YOU done with your life?

I pretty much take up space.

Happy Birthday Louis.

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i think i take up space also


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the fubby part was when i logged into google i knew what that was immediately, and the "smart college educated" people i work with (including the MBA guy) spent two hours discussing what it was......

as opposed to just using the mouseover to READ the damn picture tag....


i love "smart" people......
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