Monday, January 5, 2009

Louis Braille



Photo courtesy: Google

The whole world honoured yesterday (04-01-2009) the 200th anniversary of the birth of French inventor Louis Braille, who invented 'braille' - a world-wide system effectively used by blind and visually impaired people for reading and writing. I beleive that for us he will remain a hero forever.

27 comments:

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Perhaps, the most significant of all achievements is the marvel to give the blind the ability to see!

Nikki said...

A hero indeed!

Leon Basin said...

Definitely a Hero! Thank you!

angela said...

A wonderful man..what a simple but so effective way of opening up the world to those with problems seeing.

R. Ramesh said...

Ya...such people r a real blessing for humanity..thanks 4 highlighting..

Kadri said...

I tired to learn how to read Braille once, I failed because I couldn't stop cheating by looking instead of feeling. Smart guy I hope the future brings more like him there are still many obstacles to conquer for those who are disabled.

get zapped said...

Very interesting. Yes, what an amazing feat. Thank you for sharing this.

Sara said...

Yes, a hero for sure - I teach partially sighted students at times and believe me, Braille is a lifeline for them..Wonderful stuff!
Happy New Year BTW

Tanweer said...

Dear All,

Let me tell u a cruel fact..the Braille Institute located in Britain, which produces the Braille atricles is going bankrupt and it is on the verge of closure..the British government is trying to rope in private people for the funding to keep the Institute running...dont believe me..search google and u will find it..

Martin in Bulgaria said...

Glad he had the foresight (lol)

Jules said...

This is not Braille related, but I dig your new profile photo.

lynn said...

He will indeed. To be without sight must be a terrible trial. I have just signed up to read the news for the blind and am looking forward to doing something small to assist. He was indeed a hero.

You never saw snow you say? I suppose that makes sense but it's still a surprise to me. Come over anytime to ogle mine!

Devika said...

Of course, Louis Braille -- is one to be remembered...

Good post, Deepak. :)

wishes,
devika

JM said...

Great tribute to Braille, well done!

Randy Furco said...

I am even more amazed at how blind people overcome and press on.

It has to be a challenge to learn to read with your fingers.

Inspiration said...

He is real blessed!!!!

lynn said...

In answer to your question about our streets being empty I think the ice had a lot to answer for! I've added another pic to show you.

Plamena Markova said...

Thank you for the reminder!

nituscorner said...

Some people are born to make a difference in our lifes.....Louis Braille is one of them. nice post.

Nikki said...

update?

roentarre said...

Your blog really educates me who he is and the contribution!

R. Ramesh said...

thanks 4 passing by..hey.. i am eagerly awaiting the next post on your blog..human observer has lots of fans...dont forget that..

tantra flower said...

Hello Deepak. I am catching up on many blog posts today while I have the morning off. Thank you for the tribute to Louis Braille on the anniversary of his birth. He was a magnificent person indeed!

Marc said...

Thank you for this tribute to Louis Braille. I hadn't heard about his anniversary and I'm glad to read about it here. Nice blog concept by the way.

Abhishek said...

very nice... How these thoughts come in Your mind..
I feel my blog is a single persent of your....

Shaista said...

Hello! It is almost time to wish Louis Braille a happy birthday again since you posted this :)
My father reads Braille and it is a complex and exhausting project to undertake! But fascinating in its invention.
Nearly Christmas here - but the tree isn't up yet :)

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