Happy Birthday to Louis Braille!
Posted by Harald van Breederode on January 4, 2009
Today is the 200th anniversary of Louis Braille. It goes without saying that Braille plays an very important role in my life and I am happy that I took the effort to learn it even though many people said that it would be almost impossible for me as an adult to do so. I became blind at age 40 and it took a while before I realized how important Braille actually is. Without it I would certainly have lost the notion of layout and it would almost be impossible to perform any serious programming work. I use Braille mostly on my laptop where I use a Braille display to feel what you can see, but I use it also in my daily life to identify any medicine I might have to take for example.