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Want to know more about Braille?

on October 30, 2013

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Braille is a special system of printing that allows people with vision loss to read.  Letters and numbers are represented by arrangements of raised dots.  Learn more about reading with Braille and about its inventor, Louis Braille, with these resources.

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David Adler. A Picture Book of Louis Braille.

Presents the life of the nineteenth-century Frenchman, accidentally blinded as a child, who originated the raised dot system of reading and writing used throughout the world by the blind.

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Menena Cottin. The Black Book of Colors.

In a story where the text appears in white letters on a black background, as well as in braille, and the illustrations are also raised on a black surface, Thomas describes how he recognizes different colors using various senses.

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Deborah Kent. What is Braille?

Discusses the history of Braille and how the blind community uses it in everyday life.

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Marina’s Braille Translator from PBS Kids Prunella typing on a typewriter


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