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.

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Braille and Literacy

Teaching Braille Reading and Writing

Lucia Hasty and Perkins School for the Blind have developed this webcast that discusses how to teach braille reading and writing to blind children. The video is in seven parts...

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Braille and Literacy

Creative Adaptations for Learning (CAL)

CAL's mission is to make pictures “visible” to people who are blind the way printed words are “readable” through braille. CAL's books and flash cards are wonderful ways to introduce...

Goodnight Moon to Touch

Braille and Literacy

Goodnight Moon to Touch with Braille and Tactile Graphics

NBP asked artist Irma Goldberg to re-create important images mentioned in the text of Goodnight Moon, like the bowl of mush, the comb, the mittens, and so forth. Now Goodnight...

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Braille and Literacy

Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund (MBTF)

America's largest and most advanced producer of braille and tactile resources transcribes traditional texts, graphics, legal documents, users manuals and more. Download their PDF catalog for their current titles.

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Braille and Literacy

ReadBooks! Braille Literacy Program

ReadBooks! is a national children's braille literacy program encouraging families with blind children to read print/braille books together.

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Braille and Literacy

Learning Ally (Recording for the Blind)

Formerly known as Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, Learning Ally produces audio-format textbooks for students of all ages.

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Hungry Fingers Tactile Toys & Graphics

Hungry Fingers educational tools are designed to give visually impaired children the confidence that with poor vision, or even without sight, they can be in command of the space around...

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Braille and Literacy

Bookshare: An Accessible Online Library

Bookshare is an online library of digital books for people with print disabilities. Members with visual impairments can listen to books by using a text-to-speech synthesized voice, read books in...

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Braille and Literacy

Paths to Literacy for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired

A literacy site from Perkins and TSBVI designed to assist educators and families in their quest to provide literacy experiences for their children who are blind or visually impaired.

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Braille and Literacy

The Best Braille Children’s Book Resources on the Internet

We'll show you the best places to find braille children's books, coloring books, and learning kits - and many of them are free!

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Braille and Literacy

Ten Tips to Help You Teach Yourself Braille

Maybe your child is just getting ready to begin learning Braille or maybe your blind infant is years away from phonics lessons but you want to get a head start....

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Braille and Literacy

Beginning Braille Skills

Young braille readers need exposure to reading materials at an early age. Here are some simple things you can do now to help get your blind baby off to a...

Pets Sound Puzzle

Braille and Literacy, Toys

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.

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Braille and Literacy

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.

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Braille and Literacy

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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Braille and Literacy

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 and Literacy

Braille Works

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

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Braille and Literacy

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 and Literacy

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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Braille and Literacy

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.

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Braille and Literacy

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.

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American Printing House for the Blind (APH)

American Printing House for the Blind is the world's largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are blind and visually impaired.

APH Guide to Designing Tactile Illustrations for Children's Books

Braille and Literacy

APH Guide to Designing Tactile Illustrations for Children’s Books

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

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Braille and Literacy

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.