Louis Braille @200

Louis Braille @200


Louis Braille* @200

Louis invented Braille age 12.

Sensory depravation (I mean sensory impairments such as blindess or deafness, remember the film Peeping Tom, where the blind mother knows all along that the male protagonist cannot be trusted because she ‘feels’ this sort of thing?) is often a nice plot device.

Braille makes a clear statement that the reading experience is not visual per se.

*Louis Braille (January 4, 1809 – January 6, 1852) was the inventor of braille , a world-wide system used by blind and visually impaired people for reading and writing. Braille is read by passing the fingers over characters made up of an arrangement of one to six embossed points. It has been adapted to almost every known language.