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.


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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