Have you wondered
- who invented the Braille system for blind
- who invented braille script or lipi
If you were blind in the early 1800s, you had no way to learn to read. That was the problem that confronted a young French boy named Louis Braille when he went off to a school for the blind. He wanted to solve the problem, not just for himself but for other blind people, too.
In 1824, at the age of 15, he invented a system of raised dots to help blind people read with their fingers. His classmates were enthusiastic, but his schoolmasters were not. But Louis’s persistence paid off, and today people all over the world use braille.