The Story of Braille

The Story of Braille

"We the blind are as indebted to Louis Braille as mankind is to Gutenberg," once said Helen Keller.

The Braille Story

02:10

from Stuff of Genius

Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

    Braille was born with sight, but lost it at age three. (0:16)

  • 2

    Earlier forms of braille made the mistake of creating symbols that were too large to be read quickly. (1:07)

  • 3

    In 1854 the French government officially recognized braille. (1:45)

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