What is braille?
Braille is the universally accepted system of writing used by and for blind persons and consisting of a code of 63 characters, each made up of one to six raised dots arranged in a six-position matrix or cell. These Braille characters are embossed in lines on paper and read by passing the fingers lightly over the manuscript.
How was Braille invented?
Louis Braille, who was blinded at the age of three, invented the system in 1824 while a student at the Institution Nationale des Jeunes Aveugles (National Institute for Blind Children) in Paris.
How Two Blind Brothers utilizes Braille
At Two Blind Brothers, all of our apparel has the color name embroidered in braille along the hemline. The raised embroidery allows those with a visual impairment to “read” the color of the shirt. This subtle, yet impactful detail is recognizable, stylish and a great conversation starter. Check out our stuff!