braille braille  /b ˈreɪl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) French educator who lost his sight at the age of three and who invented a system of writing and printing for sightless people (1809-1852)
  2. (n) a point system of writing in which patterns of raised dots represent letters and numerals
  3. (v) transcribe in braille

Usage(s):

  • Blind from a retinal disease by the time she was 13, Tenberken, who is German, studied for a master's degree in Tibetology at Bonn University and created Tibetan braille.

News

  1. Nature is made accessible at Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    New interpretive materials make the Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton and other Mass Audubon Sanctuaries accessible for people with vision, hearing and mobility challenges. With federal and private grants, the sanctuaries now have audio tours, rope and post guides, large-print guides, and Braille signs, guides and maps.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Canton Journal

  2. Prison program helping blind marks fifth year

    Last year, blind and visually impaired students in Indiana had access to more than 1,000 new books written in Braille and large print, thanks to inmates at the Miami Correctional Facility.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Kokomo Tribune

  3. In this section

    The National Braille Challenge is specifically designed to challenge and motivate students, while encouraging them to continue their study of braille.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: KPCC Pasadena

Quotes

  1. Former heroin addict Marianne said: "She's not really my friend. I thought she was, but she's very clever." "She wanted to read me like a braille book. And she did. It'sa vampirical thing. Now I see pictures of her with a boy who looks like...
    on Mar 7, 2009 By: Marianne Faithfull Source: Thaindian.com (blog)

  2. "Learning to read music in Braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory," Charles said. "I can sit at my desk and write a whole arrangement in my head and never touch the piano There's no reason for it to come out any...
    on Jun 10, 2004 By: Ray Charles Source: Seattle Times

  3. "His cards were in Braille," Mr. Fuqua recalled, "and he'd know what everybody else had."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Harvey Fuqua Source: Washington Post

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