Braille is a system of six raised dots that can be read with the fingers. The Braille code is used all over the world in many languages. Braille was first developed in the late 1820’s by a blind French teen named Louis Braille.

Learning Braille is the best way for blind people to learn to read and write. Unlike simply listening, reading teaches grammar, spelling, and punctuation. However, only around 10% of blind and low-vision students are taught Braille.

The National Federation of the Blind offers many programs to encourage learning and using Braille, including:

Our programs help blind and low-vision individuals live the lives they want.

Braille Resources

Braille Music

Braille Transcribing

Braille Transcription Resource List

Literature about Braille

Mathematics Braille