Monday, January 04, 2010

January 4 Birthday: Louis Braille

Louis Braille, inventor
Jan. 4, 1809-Jan. 6, 1854

Louis Braille by Dennis B. Fradin, illustrated by Rob Sauber (Silver Burdett, 1997)

Louis Braille, a French boy who lost his sight as a young boy, invented a reading system for the blind when he was only 15.

Learn Braille's alphabet and number system at the American Foundation for the Blind site.