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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.

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.

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.

Braille

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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.

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

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Get to know the life and legacy of Louis Braille. Vivid photographs and easy-to-read text give early readers an engaging and age-appropriate look at his invention of braille and how it changed the blind community forever. Features include sidebars, a table of contents, two infographics, Making Connections questions, a glossary, and an index. QR Codes in the book give readers access to book-specific resources to further their learning. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. DiscoverRoo is an imprint of Pop!, a division of ABDO.

Louis Braille

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Biography of the blind French boy who invented the Braille alphabet when he was only fifteen.

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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Famous People/Famous Lives is a series of books for Key Stages 1 and 2 which outline the lives of famous people throughout history, but focus on one particular event in each instance.

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.

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.

The Young Louis Braille

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The author tells the story of Louis Braille's early life, of his accident when he lost his sight, and of the frustrations and difficulties he had to overcome at school and home as a result. He worked with patience and determination at the Royal Institute for the Blind in Paris to invent a method which would make reading easier, and his system of six dots eventually met with success, and has since opened the door of knowledge and opportunity to blind people throughout the world.

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.

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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Traces the life of the ninteenth century Frenchman who blinded in an accident as a child, went on to invent a new reading system for the blind, using raised dots. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

Six Dots A Story of Young Louis Braille

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An inspiring picture-book biography of Louis Braille—a blind boy so determined to read that he invented his own alphabet. **Winner of a Schneider Family Book Award!** Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else, and what he wanted more than anything was to be able to read. Even at the school for the blind in Paris, there were no books for him. And so he invented his own alphabet—a whole new system for writing that could be read by touch. A system so ingenious that it is still used by the blind community today. Award-winning writer Jen Bryant tells Braille’s inspiring story with a lively and accessible text, filled with the sounds, the smells, and the touch of Louis’s world. Boris Kulikov’s inspired paintings help readers to understand what Louis lost, and what he was determined to gain back through books. An author’s note and additional resources at the end of the book complement the simple story and offer more information for parents and teachers. Praise for Six Dots: "An inspiring look at a child inventor whose drive and intelligence changed to world—for the blind and sighted alike."—Kirkus Reviews "Even in a crowded field, Bryant’s tightly focused work, cast in the fictionalized voice of Braille himself, is particularly distinguished."—Bulletin, starred review "This picture book biography strikes a perfect balance between the seriousness of Braille’s life and the exuberance he projected out into the world." — School Library Journal, starred review

Louis Braille and the Secret Alphabet

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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 throughout the world by the blind.