|In 1825, Louis Braille submitted
his work on Braille scripts to the Institute of the Blind
in Paris for approval. However, it was rejected on the assumption it will differentiate
the blind from the normal population (similar to the argument for the prohibition of the
use of the sign language). It was not until his death that the French government decided
to adopt it as the universal method of teaching the blind to read. Throughout his adult
life, the living condition of Louis Braille was poor. He developed TB and died at the
relative young age of 43 in 1852.