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  200 Years: The Life and Legacy of Louis Braille
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Engraving of wooden equipment used to teach blind students to read and write, 1817.

Engraving from "Essai sur L'Instruction Des Aveugles" [Essay on the Instruction of the Blind] by Sebastien Guillie, Paris, 1817. The image depicts the equipment used to teach reading and writing to blind students. On the top left-hand side is a board with eight horizontal grooves; one groove contains letters forming the word "dieu" (god). Below this board are enlarged examples of three wooden letter tiles. On the right-hand side is a slanted wooden table with compartments containing different letters.

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