Braille Literacy Month 2017

As January wraps up, we can’t not share the fact it is Braille Literacy Month on the blog. We’re passionate about braille (no secret there!) and every day we work to put braille materials in the hands of people who need them, namely students and consumers who are blind or print restricted. 

To become print literate (i.e. to have the ability to read, write and comprehend) is crucial: print plays a big role in K-12 curriculum and society as a whole. Print literacy contributes to the academic success and independence of children and has lifelong benefits. For people who are blind or print restricted, braille literacy is just as important.

So, this month—and every month—we are promoting braille literacy.

About Braille - Resources 

We’ve compiled our top braille-related blog posts, and we’ve tossed a few off-site favourites in the mix. Learn about the inventor of braille, what braille is exactly, braille textbooks and more. 

What is Braille? – American Foundation for the Blind

Louis Braille: 5 Facts on the Inventor of the Braille System – Biography.com

What a Textbook Looks Like Once Converted into Braille

What You Didn't Know About UEB Explained

Tips and Resources for Learning More About Unified English Braille – Braille Authority of North America (BANA)

Braille Textbook Production Just Got 2x Faster

 

Lucy Morrissey - Jan 25, 2017

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