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  200 Years: The Life and Legacy of Louis Braille
Braille Invents His Code

Louis Invents Decapoint

Page from Louis Braille's book explaining his dot matrix system, 1839.

Page from Louis Braille's book "New Procedure for representing by means of dots the precise shape of letters, geographical maps, geometrical shapes, musical notes, etc., for use by the blind". [Nouveau procede pour representer des points la forme meme des letters, les cartes de geographie, les figures de geometrie, les caracteres de musiques, etc., a l'usage des aveugles]. The book explains his system whereby people who are blind can write letters that can be read by sighted people. This page lists the letters a-w and their number matrix equivalent. 1839.

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