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Our own Braille Awareness Kit is designed to provide an understanding of the braille system and how braille makes a difference in the lives of people who are blind; available on loan.

Source: Perkins School for the Blind

At APH's Braille Bug site, students who are sighted can learn about braille and its history, play games, and practice their new skills with games and riddles; a section for parents and teachers includes classroom activities and a reading club.

Source: The American Printing House for the Blind (APH)

This is an overview of the braille alphabet in Spanish.

Source: APH Braille Bug

For those who want to become braille transcribers, NFB's Jernigan Institute administers the Braille Transcriber Certification Training Program for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Details about the program are at this site.

Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

Reproduced by Duxbury, Inc., world leader in software for braille and braille translation. These are print resources for students and teachers of braille.

Source: Duxbury Systems, Inc

Browse braille designs, some of which have step-by-step-instructions to create your own braille drawing, and some of which are files ready to be embossed.  Includes guidelines to create your own braille design from scratch.

Source: Paths to Literacy

 A 4-page fact sheet from the Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library provides basic information about the braille system and its history. (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Source: Perkins School for the Blind

Judi Cannon prepared four pages of games to make learning braille fun for elementary school-aged children who are sighted.

Source: Perkins School for the Blind

NFB offers many braille-related programs through its Jernigan Institute, including the Braille Certification Training Program for people who want to become braille transcribers.

Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

NLS "lists instructional materials, supplies, and equipment currently available for learning braille, and cites sources about braille literacy."

Source: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

The Blindness Resource Center is a valuable Internet resource for information about braille: description, history, Louis Braille's biography, legislative initiatives, organizations, advocacy, research, software, educational materials, and transcription services.

Source: New York Institute for Special Education

Young learners will enjoy memorizing the braille alphabet with this rap song, with a unique dance-like gesture to accompany each letter; features an audio recording of the song, and the complete lyrics.

Source: Paths to Literacy

Explains the requirements of the braille instruction provision in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Source: The National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC)

ACB's nationwide directory lists individuals and agencies who transcribe braille; arranged alphabetically.

Source: American Council of the Blind (ACB)

The braille section of the Paths to Literacy site offers an overview, instructional strategies, pre-braille, tactile graphics, technology for braille readers, sources of print/braille books, tools for writing braille, braille production, and brailler repair. Users may post content, and there is also a forum for questions and answers related to braille literacy.

Source: Paths to Literacy

This site includes extensive information about sensory integration dysfunction, with sections focusing on education, classroom accommodations, and additional resources.

Source: Bridges4Kids

BRL is "an online instructional program that provides teachers, parents, social workers, and current/future braille transcribers with … online courses in braille and braille transcribing."

This PowerPoint presentation focuses on the learning styles of children with visual impairments with and without additional disabilities and on early orientation and mobility development.

Source: Provincial Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (British Columbia)

Helping your child with visual impairments under how nonverbal behavior and body language contribute to communication.

Source: FamilyConnect for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

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