Braille Instruction is provided to ensure literacy for Blind and Visually Impaired children and adults. Instructional services are provided as needed and according to a student's Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP). For more information on the origins of Braille and specific instructional practices please refer to our recently updated Braille Reference and Resource pages of this site as well as the following article that discusses the need for Braille Literacy in the technological age. Navigate to our Contact Us page with any additional questions you may have.
A 'daguerreotype' miniature portrait of Louis Braille on ivory by Lucienne Filippi taken shortly after Braille's death. Daguerreotype was an early photographic process employing an iodine-sensitized silvered plate and mercury vapor.
"This is the visage of a dead man; in life, he kept his eyes open."
Louis Braille: A Touch of Genius by C. Michael Mellor
© 2006 C. Michael Mellor / Published 2006 National Braille Press