Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Braille, Louis

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Collier's New Encyclopedia
Braille, Louis
Edition of 1921; disclaimer.

BRAILLE, LOUIS (brī'ē), a French teacher of the blind, born in 1809. He invented the Braille alphabet. It consists of a system of points printed on cardboard by indenting the reverse side. The writing is traced with the finger. He died in 1852. See Blind.