Friday, January 04, 2013

January 4 Birthday: Louis Braille

Louis Braille, inventor

Jan. 4, 1809-Jan. 6, 1854

Louis Braille by John C. Wallner, illustrated by Alexandra Wallner (Holiday House, 1998)

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.