World Braille Day

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Today is World Braille Day, marking the invention of the tactile alphabet for the blind and visually impaired by Louis Braille on January 4, 1809.

The Nazareth Institute, founded in 1861 by Victor-Benjamin Rousselot, p.s.s., in collaboration with the Grey Nuns of Montreal, was the first institution to teach Braille writing in North America.