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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-12-29 16:15:00

Events to be Held Nationwide in Over One Hundred Locations BALTIMORE, Dec.

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.

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.


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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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