FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
National Federation of the Blind Mourns Passing of Dr. Abraham Nemeth
Honors His Pioneering Work to Enhance Braille
Baltimore, Maryland (October 2, 2013): The National Federation of the Blind today mourns the death of Dr. Abraham Nemeth, the scientist who invented the Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics and Scientific Notation and was a lifelong champion of Braille.
Dr. Marc Maurer, president of the National Federation of the Blind, said: “Dr. Nemeth had a great mind and a wonderful sense of humor. His invention of the Braille code that bears his name has enabled many blind people to learn, work, and excel in scientific, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and his tireless Braille advocacy work undoubtedly changed countless lives. He will be sorely missed and his contributions will be valued by generations to come.”
For more information about Dr. Nemeth and his groundbreaking Braille code, please read “The History of the Braille Code: An Interview with Dr. Abraham Nemeth,” from the Future Reflections 2009 Special Issue: A Celebration of Braille.