Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind
by
Margaret Davidson

Related Links:
Blindness Resource Center: Braille Links on the Internet
Carson City Guide Dog Club
Helen Keller- Pivotal People of the USA
RNIB - Royal National Institute for the Blind, UK
RNIB Factsheet - Braille
RNIB Factsheet - Helen Keller
The Story of Louis Braille
Word List:
* infected *

blind

awls

peered

* pity *

slippery

beggars

stray

* special *

excuses

echo

shame


*determined*

earn

eager

miserable

* failure *

handkerchief

improvements

system

Coupvray

tap-touched

raised-print

nightwriting

stylus

*experiments*

patterns

succeeding

disappointed

* important *

mistake

searching

charity

* permission *

jealous

discovered

stern

* patient *

forbidden

substitutes

explanation

* ambitious *

impressed

popular

solemn

cell

francs

tuberculosis

printing press

Vocabulary:
infected: disease caused by being brought into contact with germs or viruses.
pity: thing to be sorry for.
special: having a particular purpose.
determined: with one's mind firmly made up.
failure: thing that lacked success.
experiments: trials or tests to find out something.
permission: consent.
important: meaning much.
patient: having calm bearing of waiting.
ambitious: strong desire for success.

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