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Famous People: Louis Braille

Find out about the famous inventor of the Braille alphabet, which blind people use to read. Includes biographies, plus information about Braille and Braille technology. There are links to eThemes on disability awareness and guide dogs.

Grades

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  • 2,
  • 3

Links

This student created website includes information about how Braille became blind and what inspired him to create Braille letters.
Read a biography of the creator of Braille. Find out how he was inspired to invent Braille. NOTE: The website includes links to websites with ads. NOTE: The website includes a link to a website with message boards.
Read a more detailed biography of Braille on this website.
View pictures and descriptions that make writing and printing in Braille easier. NOTE: The website includes links to websites with ads. NOTE: The website includes a link to a website with message boards.
Read about some of the tools that blind people can use, including a Braille watch and the Braille stylus. Includes photographs.
View photographs related to Louis Braille and blindness. Includes photographs of Braille's home and the Braille Museum.
Type a message in the text box and click on "Translate!" to find out what your message looks like in Braille.
Type in your name and find out what it looks like in Braille.
This one-page PDF file shows the Braille alphabet and helps you decipher the six dots that make up the letters.
These sites have information on guide dogs. Topics include how to be a puppy raiser, blindness, and the life of Helen Keller.
These sites are about different types of disabilities and answer common questions children have. Learn how visual and hearing impaired people use Braille and American Sign Language. Also covers how the law protects people with disabilities.
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