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1 Louis Braille & His Incredible Invention For the Blind Samantha Luu 2005

2 Early Life Louis Braille was born on January 4, 1809 in Coupvray, France. His father was a recognized leather maker.

3 Early Life cont. Louis was playing with an awl when it slipped and punctured him in the eye. Although he received the best care, the infection later spread and left him blind in both eyes. Awl

4 School Life Louis Braille was urged by a priest to go to school. He sat in the back of the class and listened. He developed great memory this way. He went against all odds and excelled in school.

5 Life at the Institute Braille received a scholarship to the Royal Institution for Blind Youth at the age of 10. He excelled in his studies as well as knitting, piano, and the organ.

6 Life at the Institute cont. Captain Charles Barbier de la Serre invented sonography for military usage and tried to use the system for the blind. Sonography Chart

7 Life at the Institute cont. Louis was frustrated with the current reading system and yearned for books. At age 15, Braille simplified the sonography cell from a 12 celled dot system to a 6 celled dot system. Braille Cell

8 Later Life Braille later served as a teacher at the Institute. Braille’s alphabet was often rejected although it was much better and efficient than most available systems at the time. Slate and Stylus

9 Later Life He died on January 1, 1852 of Tuberculosis. Pantheon He wished to have his body buried in Coupvray but it was later exhumed and put in the Pantheon after everyone realized his contribution to the world.

10 Braille-Seeing for the Blind Braille is read by running your fingers over the raised print on a flat surface.

11 Braille-Seeing for the Blind Braille Alphabet Braille Blocks

12 Braille in Our World Laws now allow the blind to bring seeing eye dogs into public buildings and these laws require different signs to have braille on them.

13 Available Writing Tools for the Blind Different tools are available for blind people to take notes and even write books. Slate and Stylus Electronic note taker Raised braille keyboard

14 Spunky Sammy! K’Vegas and really love it there because it’s the middle of nowhere. I’m SpUnKy! Hey everyone who’s reading this! I love gymnastics. Some other sports that I like include soccer, baseball, tackle football, tennis, and ATV’s. I love the Florida Gators. I live in

15 Bibliography “Braille.” World Book Encyclopedia. 2003 ed.. Braille Bug. American Foundation for the Bind. 25 April 2005. Braille Information Center. 2005. The Canadian National Institute for the Blind. 28 April 2005 .

16 Bibliography Davidson, Margaret. Louis Braille the Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind. New York, NY: Scholastic Inc, 1971. Highlights. National Braille Press. 2 May 2005.

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