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Educators are finding that these students have become deficient in spelling, composition, and are limited to only that which is produced audibly.
Here is some amazing facts about Braille.
The inventor of Braille, a fifteen-year-old boy names Louis Braille, took his idea from a night code communication used by the French military. The code enabled leaders in combat to read messages at night without a light.
At age three, Braille suffered an accident when playing with an awl in his father's workspace. The incident blinded him in one eye that became infected and spread to his other eye, leaving him totally blind.
Louis Braille's was smart. He earned scholarships to attend the Royal Institute for the blind. In those days blind students read by moving their fingertips across raised letters, a tedious method.
Using an awl, Braille created raised dots in patterns. Overtime the series of dots opened the world of language, music, and math for the blind. The code has been universally adapted for all languages. Click here to watch a short, amazing video on this topic: BBC Braille
In recent years, young blind people have preferred to listen to audio, turning away from reading with their fingertips. Educators noticed deficient scores in areas of composition and especially spelling.
Rising to the challenge, a new Braille eReader will reach markets this year. It enables students to read faster, has more information in a smaller space, and is exciting students to once again read. Here is another amazing video with this latest update presented by BBC Braille Technology
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