WILLIAM MOON Biography - Pioneers, Explorers & inventors


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Name: William Moon                                                               
Born: 1818                                                                       
Died: October 9, 1894                                                             
Dr William Moon (1818 - October 9, 1894) was an Englishman who created Moon type. 
Moon was originally from Horsmonden, Kent. By 1839 he had become totally blind   
and had moved in with his widowed mother and sister in Brighton, East Sussex. He 
taught embossed reading codes developed by several people (Alston, Frere, Gall,   
and Lucas) to local boys who were blind, but found that the boys considered       
these systems difficult to learn. He first formulated ideas for using embossed   
letters in 1843 and they were published in 1845.