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Why Braille alphabet?

The Braille alphabet is named after its discoverer, the Frenchman Louis Braille. He was born in 1809 in a settlement near Paris as a child that can see. At the age of 5 he hurts his eye with a knife in the workshop of his father, and after a while due to sympathy goes blind with the other eye, too . In the beginning attends the school in the settlement, and after that his parents bring him to Paris in a special school for blind children.

At the age of 16 in 1825 discovers the six-dotted relief alphabet, later named after him Braille.

He dies in 1852 at the age of 43 from tuberculosis as a man who has fulfilled the mission he was destined for.