The story of Louis Braille By dominic Gabri

Since 1959, Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ASB) has annually bestowed the prestigious Louis Braille Award to honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions on behalf of individuals who are blind or visually impaired.D

.qneed row here for space Six dots. Six bumps. Six bumps in different patterns, like constellations, spreading out over the page. What are they? Numbers, letters, words. Who made this code? None other than Louis Braille, a French 12-year-old, who was also blind. And his work changed the world of reading and writing, forever.

Early life

TLouis was from a small town called Coupvray, near Paris—he was born on January 4 in 1809. Louis became blind by accident, when he was 3 years old. Deep in his Dad's harness workshop, Louis tried to be like his Dad, but it went very wrong; he grabbed an awl, a sharp tool for making holes, and the tool slid and hurt his eye. The wound got infected, and the infection spread, and soon, Louis was blind in both eyes.

All of a sudden, Louis needed a new way to learn. He stayed at his old school for two more years, but he couldn't learn everything just by listening. Things were looking up when Louis got a scholarship to the Royal Institution for Blind Youth in Paris, when he was 10. But even there, most of the teachers just talked at the students.

he library had 14 huge books with raised letters that were very hard to read. Louis was impatient.

His school
Hi

His dad

His mom

His sister Jane

These are examples of Braille

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