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Young Heroes: Louis Braille (with Captions and Description)

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From YouTube (Approved: begamatt), produced by Patrick Doyle
 
This video dramatizes the life of Louis Braille, including the events that caused him to become blind as well as the cause of his death in 1852 at the age of 43 of tuberculosis.  The video illustrates the development of the Braille System, which he created in 1824 at the age of 15, and how it was at first rejected and even banned at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth (where Braille attended as a child and was later employed as a teacher). (36:26)

(with expanded Braille information and resource links) is available from the following URL:
http://dcmp.org/guides/brailleguide
 
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