Braille was a genius blind man
who gave rays of light to the blind people across the world. He
Braille system of reading for the blind and opened the horizon of the
world to the blind people. He enabled them to enter the world of
Braille was born in
1809. He was a son of saddle maker. When he was a child of 3 years, a
struck him. Once he was playing with a tool used to stitch leather. He
and fell and the tool pierced his eye. Thus he lost one eye in the
His second eye was also blinded at the age of five. His father got him
to a school for blind at the age of ten. During his school days, a
soldier taught him to read books with the help of embossed dots.
desire was to unleash the world of books to the blind people who were
So he spent his time trying to devise a code with symbols for words.
he heard about an army officer who had developed a system of writing in
dots and dashes to be used in the darkness. The army message could be
touching even in the dark. Louis was inspired by this system to develop
reading system and open up the world of knowledge for the blind. He
impressions of words and punched them on the thick paper so that they
felt with fingers and read.