Dramatizes the life of Louis Braille, including the events that caused him to become blind as well as the cause of his death in 1852 at the age of 43 of tuberculosis. Illustrates the development of the Braille System, which he created in 1824 at the age of 15, and how it was at first rejected and even banned at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth (where Braille attended as a child and was later employed as a teacher). NOTE: A special thank you to CNIB for allowing the use of its description track for this video.
An excellent movie tie-in for World Braille Day!
This was a very engaging film and appropriate for students at both higher and lower functioning levels.
I thought this was fantastic. Well produced, informative, Good description. Visually Impaired students would appreciate.
An excellent biography of Louis Braille with extensions to support Science and Language Arts curriculum standards, as well as, World History.
This is a really good video about Louis Braille's life done in a very engaging and entertaining way.
Young Heroes: Louis Braille was a great educational video that is easy to understand, the material was presented well. Louis Braille was an amazing person.
This movie really brought out a depth and understanding about the cause of Louis Braille's blindness, his intense desire to learn, and how hard he worked to invent the amazing Braille Code!
I learned so much about Louis Braille and how our braille system was created. Very interesting and fascinating!
Very informative and engaging for our high school students. I did a thematic unit on Deaf/Blind and showed this movie to elicit students interest then I followed this up with a live presenter from our local Deaf/Blind center. Many students were enthralled by the information and hands on experience. :)
Really enjoyed it!! I plan on getting it, again!
This is a wonderful portrayal of the Louis Braille Story. Students learn about Louis Braille's motivation to read, Captain Barbier's "night writing system" and the struggle between Louis Braille and his sighted naysayers.