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  200 Years: The Life and Legacy of Louis Braille

Postcard with drawing by Jean Roblin depicting the head and shoulders of Louis Braille and his home in Coupvray, no date.

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Introduction
Celebrating the Bicentennial of Louis Braille's Birth

The Louis Braille Museum illustrates the life and legacy of the creator of the braille code—a system of raised dots representing letters, numbers, and punctuation which revolutionized the way blind people read and write.

Using photographs, engravings, and illustrations from books preserved in the American Foundation for the Blind's Archives and Rare Book Collection, the museum traces Louis Braille's life from his childhood in Coupvray, through his student years in Paris, to his invention of the braille code, and the recognition of its importance throughout the world.



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Celebrating the Bicentennial of Louis Braille's Birth


Braille Galleries:
Introduction
Introduction
Coupvray
Coupvray
Paris
Paris
Braille
Braille
Recognition
Recognition

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Celebrating 200 Years of Braille


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