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 for Braille
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Braille \Braille\, n.
     A system of printing or writing for the blind in which the
     characters and numerals are represented by patterns of raised
     tangible points or dots. It was invented by Louis Braille, a
     French teacher of the blind.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  braille \braille\ v.
     1. to transcribe in Braille.
        [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Braille
      n 1: French educator who lost his sight at the age of three and
           who invented a system of writing and printing for sightless
           people (1809-1852) [syn: Braille, Louis Braille]
      2: a point system of writing in which patterns of raised dots
         represent letters and numerals
      v 1: transcribe in braille

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  22 Moby Thesaurus words for "Braille":
     Boston type, New York point, Optacon, Pathsounder, Seeing Eye dog,
     Visotoner, cane, embosser, guide dog, high-speed embosser,
     line letter, noctograph, optophone, personal sonar, sensory aid,
     sight-saver type, string alphabet, talking book,
     ultrasonic spectacles, visagraph, writing frame, writing stamps
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  braille
  
      /breyl/ (Often capitalised) A class of
     writing systems, intended for use by blind and low-vision
     users, which express glyphs as raised dots.  Currently
     employed braille standards use eight dots per cell, where a
     cell is a glyph-space two dots across by four dots high; most
     glyphs use only the top six dots.
  
     Braille was developed by Louis Braille (pronounced /looy
     bray/) in France in the 1820s.  Braille systems for most
     languages can be fairly trivially converted to and from the
     usual script.
  
     Braille has several totally coincidental parallels with
     digital computing: it is binary, it is based on groups of
     eight bits/dots and its development began in the 1820s, at the
     same time Charles Babbage proposed the Difference Engine.
  
     Computers output Braille on braille displays and braille
     printers for hard copy.
  
     British Royal National Institute for the Blind
     http://rnib.org.uk/wesupply/fctsheet/braille.htm)">(http://rnib.org.uk/wesupply/fctsheet/braille.htm).
  
     (1998-10-19)
  

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