American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A system of writing and printing for blind or visually impaired people, in which varied arrangements of raised dots representing letters and numerals are identified by touch.
- v. To print or transliterate using this system.
- Braille, Louis 1809-1852. French musician, educator, and inventor of a writing and printing system for blind or visually impaired people (1829). He lost his sight at the age of three.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A system of printing or writing for the blind in which the characters and numerals are represented by patterns of raised tangible points or dots. It was invented by Louis Braille, a French teacher of the blind.
- After Louis Braille. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“For blind people, literacy hinged on being able to effectively read and write in braille, he told a ceremony at which dignitaries included diplomats from the United States and Canada, whose peoples are involved in various capacities in a Braille for Africa campaign.”
“The Little Rock Resource Room offers high-tech amenities such as a computer that scans books and reads them aloud, a phone that allows parties to communicate by typing instead of talking and Braille typewriter and embosser that allows children to print documents in Braille from a computer.”
“They've got sonar, but they also have to use what they call the Braille method.”
“I think perhaps Braille is a litle like this to the sighted ones as we do not (like Charles Bigot) understand the language but for those who can "read" the pattern of dots must open up a new and marvelous world of meaning and images and colour!”
“Braille is designed for the blind as a kind of tactile alphabet.”
“He is also starting to read in Braille so the e book sounds fantastic.”
“Think about how much more expensive it would be to print anything in Braille than to do it normally.”
“Braille is a great idea, but very very few blind people have the opportunity to learn it.”
“For a blind person, this "seeing" involves feeling text in Braille or hearing a voice read it as commands are entered to move the imaginary rectangle around the screen.”
“Blindness experts say Braille is an extremely important skill that helps with employment for blind people.”
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