Louis Braille invented a tactile reading method for blind people in 1829. It enabled people who are living with blindness to read and write. Using Captain Charles Barbier’s “night writing” system, Braille made simplifications to Barbier’s 12 dot system. He reduced it to six dots.
Louis Braille’s six dot method for tactile reading and writing should not be confused with a language; it’s instead a code for reading and writing in every language. He even made adaptations for music and mathematics by merely adding extra symbols.
We invite you to contact SDCB if you are experiencing vision loss.
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