Happy Birthday Louis Braille

Happy Birthday Louis Braille!

Born January 04, 1809 in Coupvray, France, and blinded in childhood, at age fifteen he invented braille, a system of reading and writing used by people who are blind or visually impaired.  Happy Birthday Louis!
This day shall henceforth on this blog known as:

Braille Day

This day is the second entry in my Calender of Geek Holidays, a celebration of events of a geeky and nerdish bent.   Visit the calender here.

An image of the name Louis braille written in both roman characters and braille characters.An image of Louis Braille