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The History of Braille

Braille was invented in 1824 by Louis Braille, a 15-year-old student at France's Royal Institute for Blind Youth. After hearing about a military code that used raised dots, he created a similar system to represent the letters of the French language, which he published in 1829. Today, his writing system for the blind has been adapted for many languages and is used all over the world.

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