Designer of pioneering Braille math code dies
Written by JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press   
Thursday, 03 October 2013 13:44

DETROIT (AP) — The blind designer and namesake of the internationally recognized Nemeth Braille Math Code has died at his suburban Detroit home at the age of 94.

Abraham Nemeth's niece Dianne Bekritsky says he died Wednesday of congestive heart failure in Southfield. His funeral was set for Thursday.

Nemeth started working on the math code in the 1940s. He sought to devise a system that offered a simpler approach to an existing system.

Nemeth was lauded by the blind community and its advocates for his innovations, which he continued developing until the end of his life.

Bekritsky says her uncle "Abe" was adored by family, friends and colleagues. She says he accomplished "unique things for the blind" and offered them independence.

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