Braille And Literacy 97
Devoted dad Shahzad Zaidi makes tactile graphics to make education and games more accessible to his visually impaired son.
The Sound of Colors tells the story of a young girl who is losing her sight and goes on a journey of discovery. Available at Amazon.
This YouTube video from Sensory Sun is an eight-minute introduction to braille geared toward parents.
Bookshare, the free program that offers printed material in an accessible format to those who are unable to easily access printed material, is offering a free parent forum, allowing parents to connect and share ideas about Bookshare.
The Black Book of Colors uses raised illustrations, braille letters and imaginative descriptions to give sighted people a glimpse into the world of the blind. This is a great book for young children who have a blind sibling!
A lot of the coolest ideas involving braille aren't actually on the market yet. Listed here are some of my favorite braille concepts. And maybe if we reach out to the designers they'll realize there's actually a market for this stuff!
Exploring Braille with Madilyn and Ruff is an iPad app that teaches the braille alphabet while also introducing your child to the iPad, VoiceOver and a refreshable braille display.
Erica used a metal oil drop pan to create this braille magnet board. Add some adhesive Velcro patches and magnets and you've got a fun (and educational) play space!
This braille bead kit from APH provides beads with braille on one side and print letters on the other, for stringing into necklaces, bracelets, or any other jewelry item.
Hadley's free online family course "Braille & Your Baby or Toddler" teaches parents how to introduce braille and pre-literacy skills to their young children who are blind.
Kimberly will show you how to create a simple tactile photo book for your visually impaired child. You don't need to have extensive crafting skills to make a nice story to share with your kids!
Connor and Finley are two kids who are learning to read using the free service from Bookshare. They get free accessible books that they can access through their iPads.
Sadie Can Count is a wonderful book for beginners. It has large print and Braille text, full color and fully embossed pictures. Beginning readers, sighted, blind or visually impaired can enjoy “Sadie Can Count” with their friends and family.
This is a collection of articles, book ideas, instructions and activities for parents who want to teach early literacy and braille skills to their young children who are blind.
The guiding purposes of National Braille Press are to promote the literacy of blind children through braille and to provide access to information that empowers blind people to actively engage in work, family, and community affairs.