Latest Louis Braille Stories

2013-03-03 23:03:29

Founded on the principle of providing greater independence for those with vision and hearing loss, Florida Reading and Vision Technology Inc. just added the new Perkins SMART Brailler® to its 800 plus product inventory. Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) March 03, 2013 Braille has endured for almost 200 years and is continuously being incorporated into modern technological developments. According to National Braille Week, more than 150 million people currently continue to use Braille...

2013-01-24 23:02:37

January is National Braille Literacy Month, and Tees For Your Head offers a very unusual way to honor the celebration: a t-shirt for language geeks with its message in braille. The "Feel the Love" t-shirt features a message in braille. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2013 For the sighted, braille is a secret code. For those who read through their fingertips, braille is a path to increased independence. Tees For Your Head commemorates the code with a geeky t-shirt. Designer Karin Carter...

2009-11-04 13:41:00

Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar Will Be Used in Coin Toss at Fighting Irish Game SOUTH BEND, Ind., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for Braille, is pleased to announce that the University of Notre Dame will use a 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar in the coin toss at its football game on Saturday, November 7. The renowned Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who have been awarded more national championships...

2009-05-24 11:31:00

Two Louis Braille Coins Return with Atlantis EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the space shuttle Atlantis landed today, it also returned from space two Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollars. This unique coin commemorates the birth of the inventor of the reading and writing code for the blind and is the first United States coin to contain tactile, readable Braille. Sales of the coin will be used to support the National Federation of the Blind "Braille...

2009-03-26 02:30:00

LANSING, Mich., March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michigan State Board of Education President Kathleen Strauss will join members of the National Federation of the Blind of Michigan to launch a Braille Literacy Campaign Thursday, March 26th at 10:30 am in the Rotunda of the Michigan State Capitol. Blind persons will kick off an $8 million campaign to double the Braille literacy rate by 2015. The National Federation of the Blind of Michigan is joining in a nationwide campaign to double the...

2008-12-29 16:15:00

Events to be Held Nationwide in Over One Hundred Locations BALTIMORE, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's largest and oldest organization of blind people, will hold events nationwide on Sunday, January 4, 2009, to promote Braille literacy and help celebrate the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille (1809-1852), the inventor of the reading and writing code for the blind that bears his name. In over one hundred...

2008-12-23 08:55:00

BALTIMORE, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's leading advocate for Braille literacy, announced today that Dr. Abraham Nemeth, professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of Detroit Mercy and inventor of the Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics and Scientific Notation, will serve as a National Ambassador for Braille literacy. As an ambassador, Dr. Nemeth will help advance the NFB's Braille Readers are Leaders campaign, a national...

2008-12-18 09:21:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 4, 2009, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) will join organizations across the globe in celebrating the 200th anniversary of Louis Braille's birth. Braille was the Frenchman who invented the raised dot code that bears his name. He made it possible for blind and visually impaired people to read and write the same books and correspondence as their sighted counterparts. As a student at the Institution for the Blind, Braille was...

Latest Louis Braille Reference Libraries

2010-09-23 19:56:17

The Braille system is a method that is widely used by blind people to read and write. It was devised in 1821 by Louis Braille, a blind Frenchman. The Braille characters are made up of six dot positions arranged in a rectangle containing two columns of three dots each. Including a subset when dots are not raised, there are sixty-four possible subsets. The positions on the grid are number 1-3 from top to bottom, on the left, and 4-6 from top to bottom on the right. Horizontal Braille text is...

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