Braille Roundup: Celebrating the Life and Work of Louis Braille
by AFB Staff
Today marks the 204th birthday of Louis Braille, the inventor of his eponymous code for people with vision loss. In celebration of his birthday and National Braille Literacy Month, we’ve assembled a roundup of braille-centric content throughout AFB's family of sites.
Read up, reflect on, and appreciate what braille has meant to so many. Braille continues to be a driving force for people with vision loss. Throughout January, we will be sharing information relevant to braille—history, technology, and so forth.
Here's a collection of articles to kick things off. We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
What Is Braille? For the uninitiated.
200 Years: The Life and Legacy of Louis Braille. This robust online museum celebrating Louis Braille's Bicentennial traces his life through photographs, engravings, and illustrations from AFB's rare books collection.
AccessWorld® Celebrates the Birthday of Louis Braille. A salute to braille and braille technology. Don't miss the most recent AccessWorld article reviewing a braille technology product, the BrailleNote Apex from HumanWare.
Literacy Resources for Parents. A valuable roundup for families with children who are blind or visually impaired.
DOTS for Braille Literacy. The most recent issue of AFB's newsletter covering the latest on braille technologies and teaching strategies.
Louis Braille Biography. A kid-friendly biography on the Braille Bug® site, which was created to help sighted children learn about braille through accessible games and activities.
Open braille book photo courtesy of Shutterstock.
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