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

Free Audio Books Online!

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

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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!

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Braille and Literacy

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...

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Braille Through Remote Learning

Braille through Remote Learning is an online instructional program that provides teachers, parents, social workers, and current/future braille transcribers with a series of three integrated online courses in braille and...

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Ask a Mom About… BRAILLE

I get to ask a mom about teaching her visually impaired son braille.

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Make Your Own Braille Bag!

Here's a crafty idea that's simple and will also help raise braille awareness. Make a cute braille bag for your child and they'll be the talk of the town!

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Word Association Print/Braille Labels

Print/Braille labels from the American Printing House for the blind (APH) help you introduce Braille to your blind or visually impaired child.

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Make Your Own Touch Book!

Learn how to make your own Touch Book for your blind baby by putting together a book of textures for him to feel. It's easy and fun and can be...

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Make Your Own Braille Clock!

Are you looking for a fun and inventive gift to make for a friend? Here's our idea for a beautiful Braille Clock - and you'll be amazed at how easy...

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Story Boxes: A Hands-On Literacy Experience

Learn how to make story boxes for kids who are blind with children's books and simple items from around your home.