|Added by||Bart Perdieus|
|General Description :||Braille is a tactile writing system used by the blind and the visually impaired, and found in books, on menus, signs, elevator buttons, and currency. Braille-users can read computer screens and other electronic supports thanks to refreshable braille displays. They can write braille with a slate and stylus or type it on a braille writer, such as a portable braille note-taker, or on a computer that prints with a braille embosser.
Braille is named after its creator, Frenchman Louis Braille, who went blind following a childhood accident. At the age of 15, Braille developed his code for the French alphabet in 1824 as an improvement on night writing. He published his system, which subsequently included musical notation, in 1829. The second revision, published in 1837, was the first digital (binary) form of writing.
|Face value||35 Cent|
|Catalog code (Michel)||1057|
|Designer||Antoinette Lucassen - van Oeffel|
|Paper type||Fosforescent paper|
|Printed by||Joh. Enschedé en Zonen|
|Perforation||12 3/4 x 14|
|Catalog prices||No catalog prices set yet|