Happy Birthday : Louis Braille [ 4th January ]
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Happy Birthday : Louis Braille [ 4th January ]

Happy Birthday : Louis Braille [ 4th January ]Louis Braille was born on 4th of  January 1809.[ This day is celebrate as World Braille day ].  He was the inventor of braille, a system of reading and writing used by people who are blind or visually impaired. As a small child, Braille was blinded in an accident; as a boy he developed a mastery over that blindness; and as a young man – still a student at school – he created a revolutionary form of communication that transcended blindness and transformed the lives of millions. After two centuries, the braille system remains an invaluable tool of learning and communication for the blind, and it has been adapted for languages worldwide.

Braille was determined to fashion a system of reading and writing that could bridge the critical gap in communication between the sighted and the blind.

Braille was born in Coupvray, France, a small town located east of Paris. He and his three elder siblings – Monique Catherine Josephine Braille (b.1793), Louis-Simon Braille (b.1795), and Marie Celine Braille (b.1797) – lived with their mother, Monique, and father, Simon-René, on three hectares of land and vineyards in the countryside.

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