Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy birthday, Louis Braille!

Louis Braille, who invented the writing system for the blind that bears his name, was born 200 years ago this week.

Caitlin Decter, the main character in my upcoming novel Wake, is blind, and uses Braille. And BBC has a really good article about what it's like to be a Braille user here.

(Oh, and the Wikipedia entry on the Braille system is here.)

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


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