Louis Braille was a French educator and inventor of a reading and writing system for use by people who are visually impaired. His system remains virtually unchanged to this day, and is known worldwide simply as braille. Here’s a quiz to test your knowledge about this great man of whom Helen Keller has said, “We the blind are as indebted to Louis Braille as mankind is to Gutenberg.”
#1. What caused Louis Braille's blindness?
#2. Where was Louis Braille born?
#3. At what age did Louis Braille become blind?
#4. How was Louis Braille educated?
#5. Who provided the inspiration for Louis Braille's invention of a method of reading and writing for the blind?
#6. Louis Braille had created the Braille system by age 15. Blind students readily accepted and learned the new code, but their teachers resisted it. Which of the following was NOT a complaint offered by the teachers who opposed the Braille code?
#7. Which one of the following instruments did Louis Braille NOT play?
Louis Braille played the piano, organ and cello. He supplemented his income as a teacher by playing the organ at Paris churches. His organ playing was praised by Felix Mendelssohn. He created a music code and in 1829 published this in a book entitled, Method of Writing Words, Music and Plain Songs by Means of Dots, for use by the Blind and Arranged for Them.