Braille is the system of raised dots used for reading and writing by people who are blind or severely visually impaired. It is read with the fingertips, although with practice people with sight can read it with their eyes. Letters, numbers, punctuation marks and numerous other symbols can be written with Braille.
What is a braille?
People often think that braille is a language. The braille characters make up the letters of the alphabet, punctuation marks, numbers, and everything else you can write in print. The letter a is written with only dot 1. The letter d has dots 1, 4, and 5.
What is a braille book?
A system of writing and printing for blind or visually impaired people, in which varied arrangements of raised dots representing letters and numerals are identified by touch.
Where is braille used today?
Braille represents literacy and wherever you look around it is used every day by the blind. You can find braille in the most common places such as; a public bathroom sign indicating male or female. Braille is also found on elevator panels, bus stop signs, ATMs and hotel room panels.
How fast can you learn Braille?
Some Braille readers develop a speed of 200 to 400 words per minute as small children. They will retain that speed with little or no effort. Braille readers who could not attain good speed as young children, however, can do so with some work, and it is certainly worth the effort.
Who can read braille?
Braille is a system of raised dots that can be read with the fingers by people who are blind or who have low vision. Teachers, parents, and others who are not visually impaired ordinarily read braille with their eyes. Braille is not a language.