The Invention Of The Braille Alphabet

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Most ideas take off with great aspirations, great faith and support but only result in disappointment. Then there’s those few and far between ideas that leave marks in history and prove themselves successful -- something that will change the world. Braille is one of those rare inventions. It is a written form of language that allows the blind and visually impaired to be literate. The invention of the Braille Alphabet had a significant impact on world by allowing the blind and visually impaired to act competitively and successfully in society, making buildings more accessible for all people, and also reducing the number of homeless. Its invention has impacted society in such way that must be noted.
Louis Braille is the man who invented Braille. He was born in Coupvray, France on January 4, 1809. He was born sighted, but at the age of three he became fully blind. His blindness was the aftermath of playing with a sharp tool in his father’s workshop (who had been the local harness maker), where he injured himself. Although his parents, Simon René Braille and Monique Braille, provided him with the best care available, the early 1800’s lack of medical advancement proved itself true. His injury created an infection in his one eye, and soon lead to the other, leaving him completely blind. Prior to attending a school specifically for the blind, Louis was an eager student at a public school, learning solely through listening. Later, at the age of 16, Louis attended Royal Institute for
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