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Tips to Include Braille and Literacy in the Home This Summer!

Suggestions for literacy activities that can be done at home with children who are blind or visually impaired, including braille books, large print books, DAISY format CD’s, audio books, and electronic files.
New symbols for UEB

Overview of Changes from Current Literary Braille to UEB

Overview of some of the most significant changes in UEB
Braille Song with Jaws

Video of Whole Word Braille Contractions

UEBOT logo

UEBOT: Unified English Braille Online Training

Online course in UEB (Unified English Braille)

Introduction to UEB

Free online introduction to Unified English Braille (UEB)
Braille mneminic

Mnemonics for Identifying Tricky Braille Characters

This mnemonic device helps braille readers remember characters that are often confused.

Web Chase Game

This game is designed to help children who are blind to develop their tactile discrimination skills, while also having fun with a recreational activity.
Portraits of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln

Braille Books for Presidents' Day

A partial listing of children's braille books on the topic of American presidents.
Braille Valentine

Celebrating Valentine's Day with Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired!

Ideas for making Valentine's Day accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired, with braille valentines, books and more!
matching bucket - yellow pail with different items, spoon, pencil, book

Model of Literacy Lesson: Practicing Blending for Reading

Tips on adapting literacy lesson focusing on blends for braille readers
Young woman talking about the importance of braille

Is Braille Still Relevant in a High-tech World?

Discussion of the importance of braille in a high tech world
fingers exploring raised dots

Louis Braille and the Braille Alphabet

Biography and life story of Louis Braille, who developed the braille code, based upon the system by Charles Barbier
MLK collage

Martin Luther King, Jr. Books in Braille

Braille books for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
A teacher and student read braille together

Free Online Resources to Learn Braille

Free online resources for parents, families, teachers and others interested in learning the basics of braille
Martin Luther King, Jr. giving "I have a dream" speech

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.: Ideas for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Activities for students who are blind or visually impaired honoring Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
teacher working with a braille student

The Importance of Braille

Article discussing the importance of braille in the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired
high frequency collage

Adapted Reading Lesson of High Frequency Words

Adapting reading lesson of high frequency words for students with visual impairments.
UEB chart

UEB Symbol Charts Available to Download

Unified English Braille (UEB) Symbol charts available to download and print
Finger reading braille

UEB Quick Reference Sheet

Cheat sheet for transition to UEB (Unified English Braille) with a version in Simbraille
braille advent calendar with snow and Christmas tree

Accessible Advent Calendars

Ideas for advent calendars for people who are blind or visually impaired include using braille or tactile materials