29 May 2024

200 years since the invention of the Braille code

From Nine To Noon, 11:20 am on 29 May 2024
close up view of woman reading braille text on old book

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Workbridge Chief Executive and Assistive Technology consultant Jonathan Mosen speaks to Kathryn about Louis Braille's innovation, creating  the code which has enabled the literacy of blind people. Louis Braille was blinded in an accident when he was three years old, and at age 15 he invented the six dot system.

Jonathan says the fundamental structure of Braille has not changed since it was invented in 1824.