Who was Louis Braille?
Louis Braille (04-01-1809 – 06-01-1852) was
a blind French teacher; and he was famous
because he invented the braille system.
Why was he blind?
When he was 3 years old he was playing with
a awl in his father’s craft room. He started to
run with the awl in his hand and he fell to the
ground; so he nailed the awl in his left eye.
That infection damaged his right eye too; and
in that moment, Louise Braille was blind
Craft room of Louise’s father
How studied Louis Braille?
Louise Braille’s family thought that Louise
couldn’t study and write because he was blind.
Louis Braille went to a school for 2 years. He
was a really outdone student because he knew
a lot of maths and music (he played the organ and
the violonchelo). In 1819, when he was 10 years
old, he went to a school for blinds of Paris.
There is a school called “Louis Braille”.
Barbier and Braille
One day, in a terrace of a bar in Paris, Braille
heard someone saying that a captain called
Charles Barbier invented a system of
comunication in the darkness; so in 1821
Charles Barbier went to Braille’s school and
both worked together to find a system of
comunication for blinds.
Inventing a new code
During a summer, Louis Braille devoted to
invent a new code. He worked with the leather
and he made wounds himself.
He combined circles, triangles and squares to
form the different letters.
Louise Braille invented a code called Braille.
This was a 63 characters’ code. Each letter,
number or symbol was different.
Each character is a rectangle of 6 circles in a
Braille System in the school
Everyone said that Braille System wouldn’t
work and ,in the school, they removed it, but
no one obeyed and the students used it
Louis Braille’s death
Louis Braille was sad because everyone said
that his invention wouldn’t work, and he died
by tuberculosis thinking that his communication
system had failed. However he was erred,
because his invention was one of the best
discovery of the humanity .
Louis Braille’s bust
Louise Braille’s bust is in the
facade of the small saddlery in
Normally the busts are without
defined eyes; but the eyes of
Louis Braille’s bust are very
defined and full.
Ironically, his eyes had light. The same light
that he gave to the blind people with his great