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Wilson Reading System

Wilson Reading System Brochure

The Wilson Reading System has been adapted into braille and large print for struggling readers.
perkins brailler

Braille Mechanics Guidance

Tips on the mechanics of braille, including proper positioning for reading and writing braille.
Just Enough to Know Better

Just Enough to Know Better

Introduction to braille for sighted parents of children who are learning braille
UEB from Hadley

Free UEB Course from Hadley

Course in making the transition to UEB (Unified English Braille)
Nemeth Tutorial

Nemeth Tutorial from APH

Tutorial in Nemeth Code for braille notation of mathematics and science
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Free World Book Encyclopedia Articles in Braille!

Free braille articles from the World Book Encyclopedia available through Seedlings Braille Books for Children
Boy with APH partnership print and braille book

Free Braille Books from Braille Tales!

Receive free braille books for young children who are blind or visually impaired through the Braille Tales program from APH.
UEB chart from Duxbury

UEB Chart from Duxbury

This Unified English Braille (UEB) chart is a handy reference tool.
Cover of UEB book

Ashcroft's Programmed Instruction: UEB

This text can be used to teach Unified English Braille (UEB) to teachers and others interested in learning the code.
Braille magazines

Policies Regarding UEB Transition at APH

APH (American Printing House for the Blind) announces transition plan to UEB (Unified English Braille)
Collage of UEB implementation

UEB Implementation Plan

The Minnesota Department of Education shares its plan to implement UEB (Unified English Braille).
What is braille?

Video Introducing Parents to Braille

This video provides an introduction to braille to parents.
Student using SMART brailler

Information on Perkins SMART Brailler

Information about the Perkins SMART Brailler
SMART Brailler

Perkins and APH Team Up to Release the SMART Brailler!

Announcement of the release of the APH SMART Brailler by Perkins
family book pages

Sensory Areas: Families

Students with visual impairments can create family sensory books that have tactile pages describing members of their family.
Cover of Penny and Her Marble

Penny and Her Marble

National Braille Press July 2014 Book Club Selection for young readers who are blind or visually impaired
American flag

Braille American Flag for the 4th of July!

Directions for making an American Flag with braille to celebrate Independence Day (4th of July) with children who are blind or visually impaired
Braille flipbook

Supplementary Materials for Exploring Braille App

Supplementary materials for Exploring Braille app for beginning braille readers.
Screenshot from title page of assistive tech video

Assistive Technology Video

Video about making laptops accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired using refreshable braille displays, screen enlargement, and screen readers
Slate and stylus

In Praise of the Slate and Stylus

This blog post presents the case for the slate and stylus as important tools for people who use braille.