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Castle: How It Works

National Braille Club book selection is a work of non-fiction
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ReadBooks! Program

ReadBooks! is an early braille literacy program for families of children who are blind

The Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly

Literacy and numeracy ideas for children who are blind or visually impaired for "The old woman who swallowed a fly"
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Braille is Cool! Spread the Word

Reflections on the importance of braille in the lives of people who are blind

A fun interactive resource: The old woman who lived in a shoe

Interactive literacy and numeracy ideas for students who are blind or visually impaired
Easy - Easier Posting Box

Easy-Easier Posting Box

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Now I See What You See

Tactile picture book
Lazy Sue activity

Fun games with a 'Lazy Sue' supporting literacy in an inclusive way.

Braille blocks with numbers

ABC and Number Blocks in Braille

Braille math and ABC blocks
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Abby Diamond Enterprises

Materials for teaching children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities.
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Comic Book for the Blind

Tactile comic book uses embossed circles to tell a story
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Blog on Blindness

New blog on blindness, including braille teaching strategies, cane travel, and other resources for TVIs and related service personnel working with students who are blind or visually impaired
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Braille Resources for the New TVI

Braille resources for new TVIs or a refresher for other professionals and families, including braille music, Nemeth, braille cheat sheet, braille readiness grid, and braille rules
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Assessment Webinar with Frances Mary D'Andrea

Webinar on assessment and monitoring of braille skills
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Register for Free Braille Books!

Register for free braille books!
World Braille Usage

World Braille Usage

Third edition of World Braille Usage attempts to document the current state of braille around the world.
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Proceedings from First-Ever Braille Summit

Video recording from the Braille Summit, held at Perkins School for the Blind June 19-21, 2013.
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Life Through My Eyes

Blog by 10-year-old boy who is visually impaired, who shares thoughts on braille

Best Practices for Braille Training (DARS)

This 45-page document highlights best practices for teaching braille.
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Guidelines from OSEP on Braille Instruction

Guidelines from OSEP on braille instruction for students who are blind or visually impaired