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Blind Celebrate Braille: "The Original 'Blackberry'

Feb 25, 2009

(BlindCanadians)  Across Canada throughout 2009, members of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) and other organizations will celebrate the 200th birthday of Louis Braille and his method of writing and reading. Robin East, President of the AEBC, says 'With today's technology it is easier to produce Braille than ever before.' Braille is said to be rooted in a demand by Napoleon for a silent system of communication between soldiers, that could be used in the dark. Louis Braille applied the concept to invent his system of raised dots on paper, symbolizing letters and numbers.

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