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Learn Braille System

Braille is the name of the system of tactile reading and writing used by the sightless people all over the world. It is quite easy and simple. You can learn braille if you can spare some time. If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, you can learn […]

Charu Chandra Bose

A Tribute to Charu Chandra Bose, a Physically Challenged Martyr of India’s Freedom Movement

Very few of us have heard of Charu Chandra Bose who, despite his defective right hand, used it to his advantage and contributed his share to the revolutionary movement for the independence of India. Little information is available on the personal life of Charu Chandra Bose. He was born at […]

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Unified English Braille, an Assessment

Recently some changes have been made in English Braille. The new code has been named Unified English Braille, or UEB in short. The nomenclature is obviously significant. So far we have read different styles in Braille writing in British and American books. Now it seems that the two major English-speaking […]

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How Tactile Writing Began

Here is an atempt to trace the beginnings of tactile reading and writing for the blind culminating in the genesis of Braille system. This is not an exhaustive study. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the contribution of Monsieur Louis Braille in bringing the light of knowledge to […]

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A Tribute to Louis Braille

On this bicentennial birth anniversary year of Monsieur Louis Braille, Blind Persons’ Association offers its deepest homage and highest tribute to the sacred memory of this great scientist and deliverer of the blind. By his epoch-making invention of the raised dot system of tactile reading and writing for the sightless […]

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Chronological Sketches

History of Education of the Sightless 1254 King Louis IX of France founded Quinze-Vingts, the first-ever formal institution for sightless people, providing 300 French knights whose eyes were put out as a punishment by the Saracens during the crusade 1745 Valentin Hany, the founder of the first blind school, was […]

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Valentin Haüy, the Predecessor of Louis Braille

The following article by Shri Saikat Kar, former General Secretary of Blind Persons’ Association, was published in the souvenir on the occasion of the bicentennial birth anniversary of Monsieur Louis Braille in 2009. The article is put up on the web considering its profound study of the time immediately before […]

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Evaluation of the Current Systems for Educating Sightless Children

The following paper was presented by Shri Sadhan Chandra Das, an active social worker and former Principal of Coochbehar Government Blind School, in the Seminar on “the Role of Integrated and Special Education for Sightless children at the Primary Level” organised at H.L. Roy Memorial Hall, Indian Institute of Chemical […]

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Importance of Special Education at Primary Level for the Blind Children

The following paper was presented by Dr. Shri Pranab Chakraborty of the Department of Education, University of Kolkata in the Seminar on “the Role of Integrated and Special Education for Sightless children at the Primary Level” organised at H.L. Roy Memorial Hall, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineering, Jadabpur University, Kolkata […]

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Importance of Integrated Education for the Sightless Students

The following paper was presented by Shri Narayan Ganguli, an active social worker and former President of Blind Persons’ Association, in the Seminar on “the Role of Integrated and Special Education for Sightless children At the Primary Level” organised at H.L. Roy Memorial Hall, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineering, Jadabpur […]