Braille, invented in 1829 by Louis Braille (1809 - 1852), is one of the many tools used by people with vision loss to facilitate lifelong learning and independence.
Braille uses a system of small raised dots that are read using the fingertips and can be used to represent everything from words to math and music.
For people with vision loss, braille is also the key to literacy, leading to successful employment and independence. It provides the tools to read and write independently, and helps build skills in spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Braille can be found almost anywhere that print is found - watch for it on restaurant menus, ATM keypads, business cards, textbooks and sheet music.
The possibilities are almost limitless!