Happy Birthday, Louis Braille!

Scott Truaxphotograph of Louis Braille's home in CoupvrayIt was 204 years ago on this date that Louis Braille was born. His invention and refinement of the braille code opened the doors to education and literacy in general for individuals with vision loss.

After two centuries, braille continues to be at the core of necessary skills for independence. You can learn more about Louis Braille’s life by browsing AFB’s Louis Braille Museum.

Braille Bug icon And have fun learning more about his famous code through accessible games and activities on the Braille Bug® site.

FamilyConnect also has a wide variety of literacy resources for parents no matter what your chid’s preferred reading method is.