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Cultural life in Belgium: 200th birthday of Louis Braille

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This stamp is issued in honor of Louis Braille. Louis Braille (1809-1852) was the inventor of a world-wide system used by blind and visually impaired people for reading and writing.

Braille is read by passing the fingers over characters made up of an arrangement of one to six embossed points. It has been adapted to almost every known language.

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