|January 4, 1809
|Simon-René Braille, Monique Braille
- The gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris will have a unique twist: A piece of iron from France's iconic Eiffel Tower.
- Entertainment·The Telegraph
In the nave of Salisbury Cathedral is a 13th-century stone effigy, worn and faded. This is the tomb of William Longespée, an illegitimate son of King Henry II. Despite being one of the most powerful nobles of his day, Longespée met an unexpected, sudden end in 1226. Some suspected he was poisoned.Thanks for your feedback!
United Airlines will put Braille throughout its plane interiors by the end of 2026.Thanks for your feedback!
- Lifestyle·Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa.
Mar. 13—When Nina Damato was searching for a way to raise money for local animal rescue efforts, she didn't have to look much further than the two cats in her living room. The feline siblings are both blind. Damato, 71, of Murrysville, cheekily named them Louis Braille and Andrea Bocelli. Her book, "The Extraordinarily Ordinary Kittens," recounts their experiences as a way for children to ...Thanks for your feedback!
- Lifestyle·Lansing State Journal
What about the lesser known holidays or days of remembrance that could open our hearts and minds to new worlds and cultures?Thanks for your feedback!
- Entertainment·The Daily Star, Oneonta, N.Y.
Jun. 3—Julianna Abbruzzese, a junior at Cherry Valley-Springfield High School, is currently in Los Angeles practicing for an upcoming show of "The Braille Legacy," a musical about the life of Louis Braille. Abbruzzese said she has been reading Braille since age 3 and is considered legally blind. "I can use a computer now," she said. "Technology is a lot better. I type things into the computer ...Thanks for your feedback!
- Entertainment·LA Times
An L.A. theater troupe of visually impaired actors, Theatre by the Blind, is telling the story of Louis Braille in 'The Braille Legacy.' The musical opens at Inglewood's Miracle Theater on June 24.Thanks for your feedback!
BBC Studios Partners With Mercury On Music Formats; Banijay’s Terence Films Behind ‘Louis Braille’ Series; BBC Seeks North East Factual Show – Global Briefs
BBC Studios Partners With Mercury On Music Formats BBC Studios has struck a development deal with Universal Music Group’s Mercury Studios to create a pipeline of music-driven shows. The partnership will see BBC Studios’ recently-restructured Documentary Unit work with Mercury on formats, series and feature docs within four main categories: social history, social purpose, specialist […]Thanks for your feedback!
- World·USA TODAY
An old meme falsely claims that raised dots on a steering wheel are Braille. They actually help drivers identify the pressing zone for a horn.Thanks for your feedback!
A British company plans to launch a Braille e-reader for blind people this year that should greatly enhance their reading experience and spare them from lugging around hefty print volumes. Since it was developed by Louis Braille in the 19th Century, the alphabet of raised dots has brought the joy of reading to millions of blind and partially-sighted people. British firm Bristol Braille Technology hopes to change this with Canute 360, their new 'Kindle for the blind' which it says is the world'Thanks for your feedback!
- News·The Conversation
Some thought technology would make braille redundant – but the real threat is a lack of education and resources.Thanks for your feedback!