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Charlotte Rohr operating the Braille press at the Lighthouse, an institution for the blind
Many print books are also printed in Braille on printing presses such as this one

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Louis Braille is Born
January 4, 1809

Blind children at that time had few opportunities to learn, but the local priest became Louis's teacher. Louis did so well in school that at age ten he traveled to Paris to study at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth. He liked his classes, especially music lessons, but there were no ways to take notes, write, or even read music. While there, Louis became interested in making a written alphabet that would help the blind to read. At fifteen, he completed a variation of the alphabet that uses raised dots to make letters.
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