Examples of braille in a Sentence
a book made available in braille
Recent Examples of braille from the Web
In the 1960s and 70s, Pat volunteered as a Pink Lady at Florida Hospital and transcribed books into braille for the blind.
The doting dad, who works as an engineer at a technology company, got to work inventing a toy that would teach his toddler words using braille.
Up close, their surfaces look like braille, or code, sometimes stenciled over many times.
Learn about Louis Braille’s tactile alphabet and practice writing braille.
J.K. Rowling stops her assembly-line book signing for a moment to reach across and speak to Stephen Toth, a blind 5th grader who had read all of the Harry Potter books in braille.
Gaba has learned to read braille, walk with a cane, complete math assignments and maneuver his great helper, Mo-bot the Robot, which allowed him to virtually attend classes from the hospital.
When it's finished, the free application will help people with disabilities navigate public spaces by providing information about wheelchair ramps, disabled parking, braille menus and more.
Karr's pole also has that phrase written in braille and in Potawatomie on separate sides along with other symbols.
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In 1824, Louis Braille invented the system we call braille, a universal system of writing and printing for the blind. Characters embossed on paper are read by passing the fingers lightly over the manuscript. The system is based on a matrix of six raised dots arranged in two columns of three. The 63 combinations possible in this framework stand for letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and common words like and and the. A braille code for English was not adopted until 1932. Modifications also exist for other languages, for mathematical and technical material, and for musical notation. Braille may be handwritten—from right to left— using a stylus to press dots into a piece of paper between hinged metal plates When the sheet is turned over, the dots face up, and are read from left to right. Braille typewriters and electric embossing machines are also used.
Origin and Etymology of braille
First Known Use: 1853See Words from the same year
BRAILLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of braille for English Language Learners
: a system of writing for blind people in which letters are represented by raised dots
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brailletransitive verb brailled; brailling
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