Braille and Literacy

Find information for pre-braille and braille skills for children who are blind as well as literacy ideas for kids with multiple disabilities.

braille blocks, puzzles and buttons

Braille and Literacy, Toys

The Best Braille Toys for Kids Who are Blind

Everything from alphabet blocks to raised line coloring pages and activity books to puzzles to card and board games... and so much more! And it's all in braille ready for...

Leapfrog alphabet device with braille letter pieces

Braille and Literacy

brailleBOT

AlphaBraille created a fun toy that helps children with visual impairment learn the Braille alphabet. 26 puzzle pieces can be inserted into the device and the device plays the matching...

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Braille and Literacy, Toys

How I will change the world for my deafblind daughter, one toy at a time

One father's journey to imagine, create and even distribute accessible educational toys for children who are visually impaired

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Braille and Literacy

20 Apple Themed Books For Kids Who Are Blind

We've gathered 20 books about apples that kids are sure to enjoy this Fall season with links to formats in braille, audio and large print.

Braille and Literacy

National Braille Press Poetry Contest

Learn how you or your child can enter the first annual NBP Braille Poetry Contest. The deadline for entries is October 31, 2017.

Madilyn is happily reading braille and using her LeapFrog reader

Braille and Literacy

The #1 Way to Skyrocket Your Child’s Success in Braille

Are you missing out on the #1 most important thing your child needs to learn braille and be a successful braille reader well into their future?

Braille and Literacy

Snizzly Snouts: A Unique Print/Braille Book

An exceptional inclusive print/braille book for sighted and blind kids to read with their ears, to look at with their fingers, to feel with their eyes.

Blind girl reading in braille

Braille and Literacy, Education

3 Tips for Teaching Young Children with a Visual Impairment How to Become Strong Readers

Here are 3 tips to get your child off to a great start with their braille reading skills. Learn how you can help them become strong readers!

girl reading braille

Braille and Literacy

Sign Up for Free Braille Books Every Year from Seedlings

The Seedlings Book Angel Program shares books in braille with visually impaired children in the United States and Canada. Each child receives their choice of three free books when they...

Braille alphabet tub

Braille and Literacy

Make Your Own Braille Alphabet Tubs

Make your own braille alphabet tubs using print/braille blocks and tactile items from around your home.

boy using a slate and stylus

Braille and Literacy

Do Blind Kids Still Need to Learn Braille?

From screen readers like JAWS on your computer or VoiceOver on your iPhone to audio books and MP3s, there are multiple ways to listen to words rather than read them,...

holiday book title covers

Braille and Literacy, Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Winter Holidays Braille Book List

Find out where you can access your favorite holiday books including the classics in accessible braille and audio formats for children who are blind.

Braille Stickers for iOS Messaging

Braille and Literacy, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Braille Stickers for iOS Messaging

Check out these Braille Stickers for iOS Messaging available for download through Sensory Sun.

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Braille and Literacy, iPad Apps and Accessibility

Braille Bee Spelling App Review

Braille Bee is a spelling app for kids who are blind including games for learning how to spell words in uncontracted and UEB contracted braille. Enter to win a free...

Children playing with colored braille bricks on a table

Braille and Literacy

Braille Bricks

Braille Bricks is a new toy set aimed at promoting braille literacy and inclusion of blind children which includes LEGO like bricks that form braille letters.

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Braille and Literacy

Braille Special Collection: A braille literacy program providing children’s books free of charge

Free braille and multi sensory books from the Braille Institute for young children offer a good jump on literacy.

reading the braille on tactile stickers

Braille and Literacy

Tactile Stickers with Braille

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if children with a visual disability could have as much fun with stickers as their sighted friends, whether as a reward for an achievement or simply...

braille device with large refreshable braille cell shown

Braille and Literacy

Taptic-edu teaches the braille cell in a whole new way

Taptic-edu is a wireless braille device that syncs to your mobile device using bluetooth along with a partner app to teach braille reading and writing.

Ivan reading braille

Braille and Literacy

Our Favorite Tactile Books for Blind Kids

The best tactile books for blind kids. Find books that provide some nice feedback for kids reading with their fingers!

A Parent's Guide to the UEB Transition. Everything you need to know now!

Braille and Literacy

Unified English Braille: What Every Parent Needs to Know

January 4, 2016, is the start date of the Unified English Braille (UEB) code to become the official Braille Code in the United States. Learn about the transition to UEB...

white and green 6dot braille label maker

Assistive Technology, Braille and Literacy, Product Reviews

6dot Braille Label Maker Product Review

Looking for an easy way to braille books and objects around the home? We look at the 6dot braille label maker and review its features and functions.

a collage of children's book covers

Braille and Literacy

25+ Children’s Books Featuring Visually Impaired Characters

We've collected 25+ picture books, chapter books and young adult novels with visually impaired characters. Each title is followed by a quick description and links to find the book in...

Braille Smart Watch

Assistive Technology, Braille and Literacy

Dot Braille Smart Watch

New braille smart watch features four cells of refreshable braille.

Quiet Book

Braille and Literacy

Quiet Books Blog

A quiet book is a book (usually made out of fabric) filled with quiet activities for children. It's often used for special times, like church, when you need to keep...