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Louis Braille Bicentennial Braille Literacy Commemorative Coin Act

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Louis Braille

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Louis Braille: A Touch of Genius is the first ever, full-color biography to include thirty-one of his extant letters, some written by his own hand, and translated into English for the first time.Three great men were born in the early weeks of January 1809: Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, and Louis Braille. Only one has remained virtually unknown ? the man who invented a means of reading and writing still used today in almost every country in the world, adapted to almost every known language from Albanian to Zulu.Born sighted, Louis Braille accidentally blinded himself at the age of 3. He was lucky enough to be sent to a school for blind children in Paris, one of the first in the world. There, at the age of sixteen, he worked tirelessly on a revolutionary system of finger reading that became braille. He was a talented musician, astute businessman, and genius inventor ? collaborating with another Frenchman to invent the first dot-matrix printer around 1840.

Who Was Louis Braille

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Louis Braille certainly wasn't your average teenager. Blind from the age of four, he was only fifteen when in 1824 he invented a reading system that converted printed words into columns of raised dots. Through touch, Braille opened the world of books to the sightless, and almost two hundred years later, no one has ever improved upon his simple, brilliant idea.

Braille

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Louis Braille

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Out of Darkness

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A biography of the 19th century Frenchman who developed Braille. The book spans Braille's life from childhood through his days at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth and into his final years, when the alphabet he invented was finally gaining acceptance.

Louis Braille

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Blind inventor of a system of writing for blind people known as Braille. He designed the coding system, based on patterns of raised dots, by which the blind can read through touch. His legacy has enlightened the lives of millions of people who are blind. Today, Braille code is transcribed in many different languages worldwide. Louis would be very proud to know his creation has given literacy to countless numbers of people over the decades. The effect is tremendously empowering and helps them achieve success in school and in their careers.

Louis Braille The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind

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Blinded at the age of 3, Louis Braille developed a superb memory that enabled him to do well in school. But that wasn't enough--Louis wanted to read. Finding the alphabet impractical, he invented the raised dot alphabet, Braille, now used throughout the world.

Louis Braille

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Louis Braille

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The life of the nineteenth-century Frenchman, accidentally blinded as a child, who originated the raised dot system of reading and writing used by the blind throughout the world.

Boys Life

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

Story of Louis Braille

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Presents a short biography of Louis Braille (1809-1852), a French teacher who developed the braille system for the blind. Notes that the information was written for elementary school children. Explains that the braille system is an alphabet made up entirely of six raised dots. States that Braille was blind from the age of three and was a talented organist. Includes information about the creation of the braille alphabet. Links to other stories for children.

LOUIS BRAILLE

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Louis Braille was only twelve years old - and he was blind. But he made up his mind - somehow he was going to invent an easy way for all blind people to read and write ? In 1809, Simon-Rene and Monique Braille lived in a small town in France. The town of Coupvray was 25 miles (40 km) outside Paris. Life was good for the family. Simon worked as a harness maker and leatherer. He made many items out of leather, including harnesses and saddles for horses, leather slippers and shoes, and leather satchels. Simon was well known in the town, and his work supported his wife and three children, two girls and a boy. On January 4, 1809, the new year brought the family a new baby boy. They named him Louis. Find out how Louis Braille lost his sight, and how he invented an alphabet that helped all blind children to read in this fun 15-minute biography.

Louis Braille

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This series tells the life stories and achievements of famous men and women in history. Readers will be inspired by the great courage and determination shown by these people.

Louis Braille

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Louis Braille Reader s Theater Script and Lesson

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Improve reading fluency while providing fun and purposeful practice for performance. Motivate students with this reader's theater script and build students' knowledge through grade-level content. Included graphic organizer helps visual learners.

Louis Braille

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A look at the inventor of the raised dot system who overcame his own blindness and helped others to read.

Touch of Light

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The life of the nineteenth-century Frenchman who invented a system of reading for the blind that is used universally.

Louis Braille The Boy Who Invented the Alphabet for the Blind

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In 1809, Simon-Rene and Monique Braille lived in a small town in France. The town of Coupvray was 25 miles (40 km) outside Paris. Life was good for the family. Simon worked as a harness maker and leatherer. He made many items out of leather, including harnesses and saddles for horses, leather slippers and shoes, and leather satchels. Simon was well known in the town, and his work supported his wife and three children, two girls and a boy. On January 4, 1809, the new year brought the family a new baby boy. They named him Louis. Find out how Louis Braille lost his sight, and how he invented an alphabet that helped all blind children to read in this fun 15-minute biography. Ages 8 and up. Educational Versions have CCSS Activities. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

Back to Louis Braille in 1823 France

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This story, the fifth in the Back to .... Series, takes us with Philippe, the blind French boy, and his sister, Sophie, back to early 19th century France. They are spun there by the magic carousel and their great horses lead them to meet Louis Braille, the inventor of the writing system for the blind. He is only a boy himself and he introduces Philippe to life in that period before they all go to Paris where they have a violent confrontation with a criminal and take a walking tour of the city. They stay in Louis’ special school for the blind and Philippe finds out what it’s like to live in a boarding school of that time before they are whirled back to our own century. The book, like the others in the series, is suitable for children between about ten and fourteen and contains the same elements of fantasy and real history.