The story behind Rue Braille

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This bust of Louis Braille (1809-1852) by Étienne Leroux can be found in the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris.

Rue Braille was named in honour of Louis Braille, who invented a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired. The system he devised remains virtually unchanged to this day, and is known worldwide simply as braille.