Want to read braille visually? This introductory course provides the tools for those interested in learning to read and write braille so they can communicate with family members who use braille. It presents the fundamentals of the braille code, including the letters of the alphabet, numbers, and punctuation. The goal is to enable you to read and write uncontracted Unified English Braille (UEB).
The course is free and available in print and online. The course includes nine lessons.
A slate and stylus is mailed to the student. Interactive programs that simulate the braillewriter and the slate and stylus are included in the online course only. These programs are for practice purposes only, and cannot be used to produce braille.
This course is designed as a Beginners’ Braille course, and students will not need any prior knowledge in Braille to enroll. Upon completion of this course, students will be fluent in Grade 1 (uncontracted) Braille of the new Unified English Braille (UEB).
If you are interested in taking this course, you can submit an application online and your application will be processed usually within a week upon receipt. This course is currently available in either Print or Online, and you can choose the format while submitting your application. If you choose the online version, you will need access to a computer.
If you are interested in other courses Hadley offers, you can review this course listing and apply through the same link. Please be advised that different courses are available in different formats, and details for each course can be found in a collapsible menu on each individual link.
Foreign students can definitely apply as long as you can read and write English at US High School Level, which is how Hadley curriculum is designed.
For general inquiries, you can call 1-800-526-9909 (in US or Canada) or 847-446-8811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.