Triumph Over Darkness

Triumph Over Darkness

Born in France in 1809, Louis Braille was the fourth child of a village saddler. At the age of three, he stabbed himself in the eye with a pointed tool taken from his father's work bench.

Some thirteen years later he again took a sharp tool from the same bench and used it to create a code of raised dots punched through sheets of paper. With the patience of genius, he perfected his code Â? still unsurpassed Â? and fashioned an alphabet that opened the world of learning… (more)