Blind girl reading Braille, 1962. 'Eighteen
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Blind girl reading Braille, 1962. 'Eighteen year old Helen Starns of Walthamstow, who has been blind from birth, has won a scholarship to Oxford University. She will be the only blind student at St Hilda's College. Helen reading from one of the 14 volumes of the 'Three Musketeers' in French and in Braille'. Braille is the embosed system by which the blind can write and read by touch. It was invented in 1829 by the French educationalist Louis Braille (1809-1852).