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.

Pets Sound Puzzle

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Melissa & Doug Puzzles with Braille

Amazon now carries hand-crafted wooden sound puzzles from Melissa & Doug with braille! Choose from Farm Animals, Zoo Animals, Pets, Talking Shapes, and Vehicles.

Orbit Label options from inchbug

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Print and Braille Name Labels!

Learn about Bumpy Name and their fun and useful tactile print and Braille name labels for cups and other items for blind children.

Book Cover of On the Way to Literacy

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APH’s On the Way to Literacy Book

Check out On the Way to Literacy, a publication of American Printing House for the Blind (APH). This handbook encourages parents and teachers to begin literacy training early with children...

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Talking Books Q&A: Learning about the U.S. National Library Service

Learn about the U.S. National Library Service and their Talking Books Program, a free service for blind and physically handicapped Americans.

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Braille Works

Braille Works is the leader in creating and distributing reading materials for people that are Legally Blind or have a Visual Impairment.

Piglet book

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BRL Braille Children’s Books

BRL places clear brailled tape over the printed text to provide brailled books at an affordable cost. Most titles are under $10.

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Braille Institute of America

Braille Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate barriers to a fulfilling life caused by blindness and severe sight loss.

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At First Sight Braille Jewelry

At First Sight Jewelry is intended to promote Braille literacy within the blind and sighted communities by offering fun, reasonably priced fashion jewelry for everyone.

Braille Jewelry

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Jewelry in Braille

Find one of a kind handmade Braille jewelry for those who are blind and visually impaired as well as regular everyday pieces.

APH Guide to Designing Tactile Illustrations for Children's Books

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APH Guide to Designing Tactile Illustrations for Children’s Books

Learn about tactile illustrations, how they work and how best to create them.

Perkins Panda Kit

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The Perkins Panda Early Literacy Program

Learn about the Perkins Panda Early Literacy Program and why it's a wonderful program for blind babies and toddlers.

Librivox

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Free Audio Books Online!

Librivox: Free audio books online! Learn more about this great resource for blind children.

Read how you want

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Read How You Want: Large Print Books

Find out about a wonderful literary service called Read How You Want that provides new books in multiple formats, from large print to Braille.

Happy Mother's Day

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Mother’s Day Braille Gifts

Fun Mother's Day Gift ideas in Braille from National Braille Press.

Sensesational Alphabet

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The SENSEsational Alphabet

Support literacy learning with these tools that associate alphabet letters with sensations like smell (apples) and sounds (zipper)!

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Braille Authority of North America

The mission of the Braille Authority of North America (BANA) is to assure literacy for tactile readers through standardization of braille and/or tactile graphics.

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Braille Library & Transcribing Services

BLTS offers over 2,000 braille titles for children and adults and their collection is always being enlarged and updated.

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Braille Bookstore

The Braille Bookstore doesn't just sell books. They also carry low vision products, housewares, toys and games, greeting cards and all sorts of other handy items for people with visual...

Kester Braille

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Kester Braille Curriculum Program

The purpose of the Kester Braille Reading Program is to fill the need for non-visual materials to teach specific skills to beginning readers in the same sequence these skills are...

Braille touch

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Should Blind Kids Learn Braille?

The New York Times takes a look at the decline of braille education in favor of electronic media, including the frank (and conflicting) opinions of those close to the issue....

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Slate Pals: Braille pen-pal program

Slate Pals is a pen pal program for blind Braille reading students who want to write Braille letters to other students.

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National Braille Association

National Braille Association (NBA) is the only national organization solely dedicated to the professional development of individuals who prepare and produce braille materials.

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Braille for My Baby: Six Things You Can Do at Home for Your Young Blind Child

Graciela writes about how she introduced her daughter, Milagro, to braille at an early age. Here are six things you can do now to encourage early literacy!

cartoon of little girl reading braille

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Word Games for Kids who are Blind

Word games are a fun way to encourage your blind child to think about language and sounds. Here are some ways you can use simple games to help your child...